Friday, May 22, 2020

Fort Ticonderoga offers virtual Memorial Day programs

Preparing for the Coming CampaignJoin Fort Ticonderoga this Memorial Day Weekend for a line-up of virtual experiences, from live-stream living history demonstrations capturing Ticonderoga’s epic beauty and dramatic history, to a patriotic concert, and a special Memorial Day message.

The museum and cultural destination’s 2020 opening has been postponed due to COVID-19, with an anticipated early July opening.

Featured Memorial Day Weekend Livestream and Virtual Programs, May 23-25:

Saturday, May 23 — Digging in for Liberty: The 1777 redoubts of Ticonderoga

11 a.m. Facebook Live:

Soldiers of Colonel Ebenezer Francis’ Massachusetts Regiment were completing
construction to two new redoubts, adding to the construction of 1776. At
11:00 a.m., join Fort Ticonderoga living history staff to explore the
process of redoubt construction for American soldiers preparing to defend
Ticonderoga for a second year.

Sunday, May 24 — Build your own Gabions

1 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga YouTube:

Join Fort Ticonderoga Military Programs Supervisor, Ronald Vido, for a
behind-the-scenes look at how Fort Ticonderoga recreates gabions, the woven
baskets essential in 18th-century earthen fortifications. See the techniques
that American soldiers used to dig-in for the defense of this new nation.

Monday, May 25 — A Memorial Day Virtual Salute to the Soldiers

11 am Fort Ticonderoga Facebook:

Join Fort Ticonderoga to remember the sacrifice of American soldiers
beginning in 1776 through this solemn musical tribute. Hear soldiers’ own
words about the challenges and meaning of this struggle for their nation and
future generations to come.

In addition to the Memorial Day Weekend digital programs, visit for an extended list of virtual programs as part of the Fort Ticonderoga Digital Campaign.

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