On Sunday, Oct. 17, James Nelson wraps up the series. Nelson will talk about his new book, George Washington's Great Gamble, about the naval battle between French and British fleets in the Chesapeake in September 1781 which lead to the American victory at Yorktown the following month. Nelson writes about naval history during the American Revolution and is also the author of Benedict Arnold's Navy.
Fort Ticonderoga offers other opportunities to learn about the early political history of the region in which it played such an important role. The War College of the French & Indian War is offered each May and the Seminar on the American Revolution is offered in September. Both are weekend-long events featuring prominent historians and authors.
Information on all the fort's programs can be found at www.FortTiconderoga.org or by calling 585-2821.