Friday, April 8, 2016

Fort Fever Talk Explains Ticonderoga Redoubts

redoubt event fort tiFort Ticonderoga’s final Fort Fever lecture for 2016 takes place on Sunday, April 10, at 2 pm with “Building 18th-Century Redoubts” presented by Assistant Military Programs Supervisor Nicholas Spadone.

From theory to practice, the lecture will examine the construction of redoubts along the Ticonderoga peninsula. This program looks at the science and geometry used in the layout process closely followed by American officers. Participants will be able to explore the literature that influenced young officers to make such fortifications in a brand new American Army.

“Building 18th-Century Redoubts” will begin with a presentation in the Mars Education Center and conclude with a walking tour of Fort Ticonderoga’s redoubts, the largest surviving network of Revolutionary War earthworks in North America.

“The miles of entrenchments built along the Ticonderoga peninsula were the sole defense for the American Army in 1776 and 1777,” Assistant Military Programs Supervisor Nicholas Spadone noted in an announcement sent to the press. “Many of the redoubts that defended the nation still stand today and serve as monuments for future generations to remember those who built them.”

The “Fort Fever Series” is just one of several programs that take place at Fort Ticonderoga during the winter and early spring. Fort Ticonderoga also hosts monthly winter workshops, the Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium, North Country History Day, living history events, learning opportunities for students, and more. You can learn about all of Fort Ticonderoga’s programs by visiting their website. Some programs require advance registration.

The cost is $10 per person and will be collected at the door. The program is free for Members of Fort Ticonderoga.

Fort Ticonderoga offers programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year and is open for daily visitation May through October. Visit their website for a full list of ongoing programs or call (518) 585-2821. Fort Ticonderoga is located at 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, New York.

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