Due to their delayed 2020 summer opening, Fort Ticonderoga is launching a virtual campus.
The “2020 Digital Campaign” features a series of lectures, interactive programming, and a preview of what will be onsite come the Fort’s re-opening to the public later this year.
A schedule of the digital offerings is as follows:
May 7, 2020: 1pm ZOOM
A Soldier’s Life: 26th Foot Clothing
Join Fort Ticonderoga’s Center for Digital History for this sneak peak of our 1774 portrayal! Dive into the details of buttons, facings, and trimmings that distinguished the 26th Regiment of Foot from others in the British Army. Explore seasonal and regional uniform adaptations that allowed British soldiers to serve around a global empire!
May 8, 2020: 11am Facebook Live
Demonstration: Oxen & the 26th Foot
Watch Mick & Mack in action and learn more about oxen’s role with the British guards of Fort Ticonderoga! Whether carting barrels of food up from Lake Champlain or fixing the road to Crown Point, oxen provided the pulling power to make garrison life possible for soldiers of the 26th Regiment of Foot!
May 9, 2020: 11am Facebook Live
Facebook Live: Green Mountain Boys: Live from Hand’s Cove
Fort Ticonderoga digitally visits Shoreham, Vermont where the Green Mountain Boys made their final preparations and crossing of Lake Champlain. Learn about the key characters in America’s First Victory and the challenges they faced capturing this British-held fort!
May 10, 2020: 1pm Facebook Live
Lecture Series: Images of the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
How do you imagine the capture of Ticonderoga in 1775? For generations artists have tried to visualize the surrender of Fort Ticonderoga. Join Fort Ticonderoga Curator Matthew Keagle for a look at a newly acquired painting and explore how art reflects myth, memory, and history.
Beth L. Hill, the president and CEO of Fort Ticonderoga likened the current situation to 1774 with the following quote: “In the 18th century, spring usually meant that armies began to emerge from their winter quarters. However, campaigns were often delayed due to various reasons such as raising troops, moving supplies to magazines and depots, collecting vehicles and establishing communication lines.” Though their opening is delayed, Fort Ticonderoga is preparing to emerge from their winter quarters to continue to engage their audiences through their digital campaign. “We look forward to inspiring visits and welcoming guests again to Fort Ticonderoga sometime in the not-too-distant future,” Hill said.
To view additions to their Digital Campaign Schedule and for more information about the Fort, please visit www.fortticonderoga.org