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Fort Ticonderoga to host workshop

TICONDEROGA - Fort Ticonderoga will present the next "Material Matters: It's in the Details Winter Weekend Workshop" on Saturday, Feb. 26.

The workshop, focusing on the Revolutionary War era, will take place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-registration is required.

Designed for those who want a deeper understanding of the everyday objects that help tell the story of life during the 18th century, this workshop is a part of a series examining the material culture of the 18th century as it relates to Fort Ticonderoga's role in the 18th-century contests for North America.

The Feb. 26 workshop features William Hettinger, an expert on 18th-century jewelry; Jenna Schnitzer, who will speak on 18th-century women's clothing; Chris Fox, the fort's curator of collections, whose presentation focuses on 18th-century lighting devices; and Eric Schnitzer, from Saratoga National Historical Park, who will discuss the use of artworks when researching 18th-century material culture.

The workshop concludes with an opportunity for participants to examine examples of 18th-century artifacts with the panel of experts.

The cost for the day-long workshop is $35 and includes morning refreshments and lunch. To register, contact Rich Strum at 585-6370 or download a registration form at www.Fort-Ticonderoga.org and select "Adult Programs" under the "Education Programs" button.

Fort Ticonderoga is a private not-for-profit historic site that ensures that present and future generations learn from the struggles, sacrifices, and victories that shaped North America and changed world history. Fort Ticonderoga offers programs, tours, demonstrations and exhibits each day from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. May 20-Oct. 20.

The 2011 season will feature "The Art of War: Ticonderoga as Experienced through the Eyes of America's Great Artists" exhibit highlighting the fort's extensive art collection. A full schedule and information on events can be found at www.Fort-Ticonderoga.org

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