Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Eve of the Revolution: 1775 British Garrison Event

1775 British Garrison Living History EventFort Ticonderoga has announced a one-day living history event where re-enactors will tell the story of the British garrison at Ticonderoga in February 1775, just three months before the Americans captured the fort and claimed one of America’s first victories in the American Revolution.

Highlighted programming throughout the day brings to life the story of soldiers in the 26th Foot and their wives and families who made their homes inside Fort Ticonderoga’s barracks. Weapons demonstrations will allow attendees to go beyond loading and firing to discuss what military traditions remained and what tactical innovations were standard on the eve of the Revolutionary War. Visitors can participate in a hands-on family program and explore Ticonderoga’s original collection of cannon. They can also Tour Fort Ticonderoga and see what made this much-vaunted fortification so vulnerable to be captured by the Green Mountain Boys in the spring of 1775.

A pop-up exhibit will display objects from Britain’s control of Fort Ticonderoga. There will be a sneak peek of some of the objects that bear witness to Britain’s control of Lake Champlain which will be featured in a new exhibit titled A Well Regulated Militia: Citizen, Soldier, and State, which is expected to open this coming May.

This event is set for Saturday, February 15th.More information is available online, or by calling (518) 585-2821.

Photo of 1775 British Garrison Living History Event provided.

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