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Author to visit Fort Ticonderoga

TICONDEROGA - Fort Ticonderoga's Author Series continues on Sunday, Aug. 8, with Richard B. Smith, author of Ethan Allen & the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga: America's First Victory.

The program will take place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga at 2 p.m., followed by a book signing at 3 p.m. in the Fort Ticonderoga Museum Store. The program is included in the cost of admission.

In April 1775, a small band of men set out from Harford and traveled swiftly north toward the shore of Lake Champlain, recruiting men to their expedition along the way. Within only a few days, this group of volunteers arrived in Vermont and, joining forces with Ethan Allen and his legendary Green Mountain Boys, launched a daring attack to capture more than 100 cannons stored at Fort Ticonderoga.

In this look at "America's First Victory," Smith traces the Patriots' route from Connecticut, through the towns of western Massachusetts and the Berkshire hills and north to Bennington, Vt., and Lake Champlain. He chronicles the rival expedition led by Benedict Arnold, his confrontation with Allen, and the surprise attack that changed the course of the American Revolution.

Additional Author Series programs will take place on Aug. 15 and Oct. 17. Each program begins at 2 p.m. and is followed by a book signing at 3 p.m. in the Museum Store.

For more information go online at www.FortTiconderoga.org

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