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Fort Ti to host winter programs

‘Fort Fever,’ workshops slated

Members of a bateau crew on Lake Champlain. “An Army Rows and Marches on its Stomach” is one of four “Fort Fever Series” programs at Fort Ticonderoga January through April.

Members of a bateau crew on Lake Champlain. “An Army Rows and Marches on its Stomach” is one of four “Fort Fever Series” programs at Fort Ticonderoga January through April.

Fort Ticonderoga is officially closed for the season, but the site of America’s first victory in the Revolutionary War will be a busy place this winter.

The “Fort Fever Series” will again be held this winter along with workshops and seminars at the fortress.

The “Fort Fever Series” features January through April on Sundays at 2 p.m. in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center. The cost for each program is $10 a person at the door. The programs are free for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga.

“Amazing Things! Highlights from Fort Ticonderoga’s Collections” will be held Jan. 12. Curator of Collections Chris Fox will examine some of the rare and important manuscripts, books and objects in the fort’s collections. Highlights include the chance to get a close look at the autographs of many famous people who are connected with the fort’s history, objects associated with important people from the French & Indian War and American Revolution, and rare weapons from America’s colonial period.

A snowshoe hike will be held Feb. 2. Director of Horticulture Heidi Karkoski will lead a trek on the new battlefield trail through the winter woods. People must provide their own snowshoes.

“1776 at Ticonderoga” will be held March 16. Director of Interpretation Stuart Lilie will give a sneak peek at Fort Ticonderoga’s 2014 interpretive theme, sharing research into the lives of the Pennsylvania troops at Ticonderoga in 1776.

“An Army Rows and Marches on its Stomach” will conclude the “Fort Fever Series” April 13. Military Programs Supervisor Cameron Green will explore how diaries, military manuals and archaeological remains are being used to reconstruct how American soldiers cooked and ate at Ticonderoga in 1776.

Also this winter, clothing and accoutrement workshops will be offered one weekend a month January through April. Fort Ticonderoga will presents living history events Jan. 11, Feb. 15 and 16 and March 15 and 16.

The fourth annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” seminar will be held Jan. 25 and 26.

The third annual garden & landscape symposium will be held April 12.

Information on the fort’s programs is available online at www.fortticonderoga.org Some programs require advance registration.

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