Fort Ticonderoga’s 2013 Author Series continues on Saturday, September 14, with Theodore Corbett, author of No Turning Point: The Saratoga Campaign in Perspective.
The program takes place at 11:30 am in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center and is followed by a book signing in the Museum Store at 12:30 pm.
The program is included in the cost of admission and takes place during the Fort’s “Brown’s Raid” reenactment weekend. Members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga and Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass holders are admitted at no cost.
1777 Battle of Saratoga
The Battle of Saratoga in 1777 ended with British general John Burgoyne’s troops surrendering to the American rebel army commanded by General Horatio Gates. Historians have long seen Burgoyne’s defeat as a turning point in the American Revolution because it convinced France to join the war on the side of the colonies, thus ensuring American victory. But that traditional view of Saratoga overlooks the complexity of the situation on the ground.
Setting the battle in its social and political context, Theodore Corbett examines Saratoga and its aftermath as part of ongoing conflicts among the settlers of the Hudson and Champlain valleys of New York, Canada, and Vermont. This long, more local view reveals that the American victory actually resolved very little.
Theodore Corbett, a public historian who has taught American and British history, is the author of A Clash of Cultures on the Warpath of Nations: The Colonial Wars in the Hudson-Champlain Valley and Revolutionary New Castle: The Struggle for Independence.
For additional information about this series and other programs, visit the Fort Ticonderoga website at www.fort-ticonderoga.org and select “Life Long Learning” under the “Explore and Learn” tab.
About Fort Ticonderoga
Located on Lake Champlain in the beautiful 6 million acre Adirondack Park, Fort Ticonderoga is a not-for-profit historic site and museum that ensures that present and future generations learn from the struggles, sacrifices, and victories that shaped the nations of North America and changed world history. Serving the public since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 70,000 visitors annually and is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Fort Ticonderoga’s history.
Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Fort Ticonderoga offers programs, historic interpretation, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year and is open for daily visitation May 17 through October 20, 2013.
The 2013 season features the Fort’s newest exhibit “It would make a heart of stone melt” Sickness, Injury, and Medicine at Fort Ticonderoga which explores early medical theory, practice, and experience as each relates to the armies that served at Fort Ticonderoga in the 18th century.
Visit www.FortTiconderoga.org for a full list of ongoing programs or call 518-585-2821. Fort Ticonderoga is located at 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, New York.
- Fort Ticonderoga Presents Brown’s Raid Battle Re-enactment (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Fort Ticonderoga: 1758 Battle of Carillon Re-enactment This Weekend (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Homeschool Day at Fort Ticonderoga September 6th (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Girl Scout Day at Fort Ticonderoga on September 7 (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Corn Maze Adventure Opens August 15 (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
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