Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Horse Artifacts Focus of Fort Ti Program Sunday

fort ticonderogaFort Ticonderoga’s wintertime Fort Fever Series returns in 2019 and features programs led by Fort Ticonderoga museum staff who will share their latest research and discoveries.

The first program, presented on January 13, 2019, is  “Half-Spanish, Part-Hungarian, & All-American: Cavalry Treatises, Saddles & Objects in Fort Ticonderoga’s Collection.” Join Vice President of Public History Stuart Lilie to explore the horse artifacts in Fort Ticonderoga’s collections and the unique stories of American saddlery that they tell. The Collections of Fort Ticonderoga include saddles, documents and other pieces which record the ongoing evolution of American military saddlery beyond the long 18th century.

Additional programs include:

February 10, 2019: Selective Service: Soldiers of Color in the Atlantic World – As part of Black History Month, Fort Ticonderoga Curator Matthew Keagle will explore how the armies of the early modern Atlantic World policed the boundaries of race and military service during an era of global imperial conflict. This program will provide context to the complex, and often contradictory, history of soldiers of color on both sides of the Atlantic ocean in the 18th century.

March 17, 2019: Remembering the Ladies: Anglo-American Women in the Lake Champlain Valley, 1759-1781 – This Women’s History Month, join Museum Registrar Margaret Staudter as she examines the roles of women at Ticonderoga and in the Lake Champlain Valley during times of peace and times of war. Through historical accounts, documents, and artifacts uncover the stories of women hidden in the shadows of Fort Ticonderoga’s dramatic military history.

April 7, 2019: Lake Champlain’s Age of Steam – Join Director of Academic Programs Rich Strum for a program about the age of steam on Lake Champlain. From the first steamer that plied the waters of Lake Champlain in 1809 to the Ticonderoga that ceased operation in 1953, dozens of steamers moved passengers and freight up and down the lake, connecting communities and bringing early tourists to the region.

All Fort Fever programs take place in the Mars Education Center at 2 pm unless otherwise noted. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the door. Free admission is offered to Fort Ticonderoga Members and Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass Holders.

For more information on programs and events at Fort Ticonderoga, call (518) 585-2821 or visit their website.

Photo of Fort Ticonderoga by Carl Heilman II, provided.

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