Author to speak

TICONDEROGA Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Hackett Fischer will introduce and sign his newest book, Champlains Dream, at Fort Ticonderoga at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Mars Center Great Room. The book is a biography of Samuel de Champlain. Fischer will be introduced by Champlain himself, portrayed by Michael Blakeslee, and welcomed by Joan K. Davidson, chair of the New York State Quadricentennial Commission. The biography, published by Simon & Schuster, will be available for sale at the event. Fort Ticonderoga is on a peninsula that Champlain visited in 1609. It was here that he and his Iroquois companions encountered a band of Mohawks and killed two of them. Fort Ticonderoga became an important part in those chapters of mapmaking in the new world with battles that finally determined the extent to which France would ever extend to the south. Fort Ticonderoga is a private, not-for-profit National Historic Landmark. For information visit www.fort-ticonderoga.org

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