TICONDEROGA - Fort Ticonderoga's Author Series continues on Sunday, Aug. 15, with Carl R. Crego, author of Fort Ticonderoga.
The program takes 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.
Using many rare and never-before-seen postcards and images, Fort Ticonderoga is the first illustrated military history of the fort, as well as the first book to present a pictorial account of its restoration.
While researching the book, Crego uncovered many forgotten details and anecdotes about the fort's restoration, which has been ongoing since 1909. His talk will trace the first phase of the restoration starting with the Ticonderoga Historical Society's Sept. 2, 1908 Press Clambake and running through 1924. He will show many postcards and images that he has collected since the publication of his book. A highlight of the program is the first public viewing of a comprehensive 1924 photographic survey of the Fort by photographer Walter C. Scott.
Crego received his doctorate in finance and economics from the George Washington University. For many years he was on the faculty of Pace University's Lubin School of Business and was a lecturer at the New York Society of Security Analysts.
Crego currently divides his time between Hong Kong, where he teaches finance and securities licensing courses, and Diamond Point. He is an active volunteer at Fort Ticonderoga and is currently working on a biography of fort's first major benefactor, Col. Robert M. Thompson.
For more information go online at www.FortTiconderoga.org