War College set at fort

TICONDEROGA French & Indian War scholars Fred Anderson and Stephen Brumwell will be among the speakers at Fort Ticonderogas 13th annual War College of the Seven Years War. The War College will be April 26 and 27 and will be the first major seminar to take place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center. An historic restoration of the warehouse and armory blown up by evacuating French troops in 1759, the new facility allows for year round meetings and classes at Fort Ticonderoga for the first time in its 100 years public access. A complete listing of presenters for this years War College is available at www.fort-ticonderoga.org. Applications are due by March 15. To receive additional information about the War College and to register, contact Fort Ticonderoga at 585-2821. Fort Ticonderoga is again offering four scholarships for middle or high school teachers who are first-time attendees at the War College. Scholarship application forms are available by contacting Rich Strum, director of interpretation & education at Fort Ticonderoga. Anderson will kick off the weekend seminar with an overview of the year 1758. Anderson is the author of several acclaimed books on the French & Indian War, including Crucible of War and the companion volume to the 2006 PBS documentary The War That Made America. Anderson teaches at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Brumwell is the author of Paths of Glory, a new biography of Gen. James Wolfe. Brumwells presentation will provide a comparison of Wolfes experiences during the British siege of Louisbourg in 1758 to those of Brig. Gen. George Augustus, Lord Howe at Ticonderoga the same year. Brumwell, who lives in The Netherlands, is also the author of White Devil and Redcoats. Since 1996, Fort Ticonderoga War College of the Seven Years War has offered an informal setting that promotes interaction between speakers and attendees. Speakers include both established and new scholars studying the French & Indian War in North America. A major focus of this years seminar is the Campaign of 1758, including the Battle of Carillon at Ticonderoga and the campaigns against the French strongholds of Louisbourg and Fort Duquesne.

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