Ticonderoga Fort Ticonderoga’s new “Fort Fever Series” concludes for the season on Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m. with “Henry Knox: Beyond the Noble Train of Artillery” presented by Director of Education Rich Strum.
The program takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
The cost is $10 a person and will be collected at the door. It is free for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga.
Best known at Fort Ticonderoga for his Herculean feat in transporting 59 pieces of artillery from Ticonderoga to Cambridge, Mass., during the winter of 1775-76, Knox went on to become one of George Washington's most trusted officers.
Strum will discuss Knox’s early life, when he was forced to begin work at the age of 9 to help support his family. A bookseller in Boston in the years leading up to the Revolution, Knox conversed with customers who would fall on opposing sides in the coming war.
After a distinguished military career, Knox continued to help shape the young country, serving as Secretary at War through most of the 1780s. He remained in that position during the first year's of Washington's presidency, before retiring to Maine.
In the coming months, the “Fort Fever Series” will be replaced by the Fort Ticonderoga Author Series, which returns for the third year. The first program in this series will be on Sunday, June 3, with Eliot Cohen, author of “Conquered into Liberty.”
People can learn more about upcoming education programs at Fort Ticonderoga by visiting the fort’s website at www.Fort-Ticonderoga.org