Fort Ticonderoga’s “The Noble Train Begins” living history event will take place on December 1st at Fort Ticonderoga!Fort Ticonderoga brings to life Henry Knox's Epic Feat that Began at Ticonderoga in 1775 Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Discover the story of Henry Knox's noble train of artillery at Fort Ticonderoga's upcoming living history event, Saturday, December 1, from 10 am - 4 pm. The event will feature a lively program highlighting Henry Knox's arrival to Fort Ticonderoga and recreate the beginning of the epic feat that ultimately forced the British evacuation from Boston on March 17, 1776. Admission to the "The Noble Train Begins" living history event is $10 per person and payable at the door.  Friends of Fort Ticonderoga and children 4 years and under are free. For more details visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/ or call 518-585-2821. "Visitors to the ‘The Noble Train Begins' living history event will meet Henry Knox, the unassuming Boston book seller whose physical and mental might was first tested with the epic feat of moving more than 14 mortars, 43 cannon, and other artillery to Boston in the winter of 1776," said Stuart Lilie, Fort Ticonderoga's Director of Interpretation. "See man and horse power in action as the artillery is selected for the journey. Meet the soldiers left to guard this frontier outpost as the first winter of the Revolutionary War takes hold." "The Noble Train Begins" living history event will feature interpretive staff working with horses as they move the artillery in place for the journey, cannon tours and cannon demonstrations. The event will also feature Rich Strum, author of Henry Knox: Washington's Artilleryman, who will present an overview on Henry Knox.  Strum's presentation will take place at 12 pm inside the Mars Education Center followed by a book signing. The siege of Boston, April 19, 1775 - March 17, 1776 was the opening phase of the American Revolutionary War in which New England militiamen, who later became part of the Continental Army, surrounded the town of Boston, Massachusetts, to prevent movement by the British Army garrisoned within.  In November 1775, Washington sent a 25 year-old bookseller-turned-soldier, Henry Knox, to bring heavy artillery that had been captured at Fort Ticonderoga to Boston. In a technically complex and demanding operation, Knox brought the cannon to the Boston area in January 1776.  In March 1776, these artillery pieces were used to fortify Dorchester Heights, overlooking Boston and its harbor and threatening the British naval supply lifeline. The British commander William Howe, realizing he could no longer hold the town, chose to evacuate it. He withdrew the British forces, departing on March 17, for Halifax, Nova Scotia. Fort Ticonderoga is the location of the first Knox Trail marker in the Knox cannon trail that traces the route of the noble train.  The Fort Ticonderoga Museum owns 2 original artillery pieces that made the epic journey in the winter of 1776. FORT TICONDEROGA America's Fort Located on Lake Champlain in the beautiful 6 million acre Adirondack Park, Fort Ticonderoga is a private 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 during the 2013 season May 17 through October 20. Visit http://www.fort-ticonderoga.org/ for a full list of ongoing programs or call 518-585-2821. Photo: Fort Ticonderoga's "The Noble Train Begins" living history event will take place on December 1st at Fort Ticonderoga! Contact: Beth Hill - 518-585- 2821 bhill@fort-ticonderoga.org