Steven Wapen discusses “The Lost Rum at Oswego, 1756? at Fort Ticonderoga’s Eighteenth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War May 17-19, 2013. Registration is now open for this annual seminar focused on the French & Indian War in North America.Registration Now Open for Annual War College of the Seven Years' War Scheduled for May 17-19, 2013 Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Registration is now open for Fort Ticonderoga's Eighteenth Annual War College of the Seven Years' War May 17-19, 2013. This annual seminar focuses on the French & Indian War in North America (1754-1763), bringing together a panel of distinguished historians from around the country. The War College takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center is open to the public; pre-registration is required. "Begun in 1996, the War College of the Seven Years' War has become one of the premier seminars on the French & Indian War in the United States. It features a mix of new and established scholars in an informal setting for a weekend of presentations related to the military, social, and cultural history of the French & Indian War," said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO. Speakers include:
  • Richard Berleth, author, on the campaign at Fort Stanwix in 1758.
  • Brady J. Crytzer, author, on the role of Fort Pitt.
  • Jonathan Dull, Yale University, on the European battles of Leuthen and Kloster Kamp and their impact on the war in America.
  • Jon Parmenter, Cornell University, on the role of Native allies on both sides during the siege of Fort Niagara in 1759.
  • Tim Todish and Todd Harburn, authors, on the Pontiac Indian Uprising of 1763-64.
  • Steven Wapen, independent historian, on an incident during the siege of Fort Oswego in 1756.
Fort Ticonderoga's Curator of Collections, Chris Fox, will give a presentation "‘By the wound above said I can't write my name': Personal Stories from the Battle of Carillon, July 8, 1758." In the presentation, Fox uses petitions filed by several provincial soldiers after their involvement in the Battle of Carillon to examine how the experience of battle affected these men physically and how their service at Ticonderoga had a lasting impact on them and the lives of their families. In addition, Fort Ticonderoga's Interpretation Department will give two presentations. Stuart Lilie, Director of Interpretation, in "From Languedoc to Carillon, 1755," describes the research and construction techniques used to recreate the uniforms and equipment of the French regular soldiers fighting on the North American frontier. In "Split Peas, Salt Pork, and the North Woods," Cameron Green, Military Programs Supervisor, discusses the ration, cookware, and camp kitchen details of French soldiers in the field. Registration for the War College is now open at $145 ($120 for those registering by March 15th); additional discounts available for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga. Registration forms can be downloaded from the Fort's website at http://www.fort-ticonderoga.org/ under the "Explore and Learn" tab by selecting "Life Long Learning" on the drop down menu and then clicking on the War College. A printed copy is also available upon request by contacting the Fort at 518-585-2821. FORT TICONDEROGA America's Fort TM 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 https://mail.fort-ticonderoga.org/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://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. America's Fort is a registered trademark of the Fort Ticonderoga Association. Photo:  Steven Wapen discusses "The Lost Rum at Oswego, 1756" at Fort Ticonderoga's Eighteenth Annual War College of the Seven Years' War May 17-19, 2013. Registration is now open for this annual seminar focused on the French & Indian War in North America. Contact: Beth Hill 518-585- 2821                                                                                                                                                          bhill@fort-ticonderoga.org