December 12 Riot Virtual ProgramOffering a unique virtual experience with programming, lecture series, social media events, and other activities

Ticonderoga, N.Y. -- Fort Ticonderoga continues its 2020 Digital Campaign - an exciting virtual experience featuring interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and creative at-home educational activities and resources.  

The unique virtual opportunity brings the layers of history and natural beauty into homes across the globe. Fort Ticonderoga staff continue to press forward with their commitment to providing resources and entertaining programs to engage, inspire, and give context to the world around us. 

“Through this Digital Campaign, we are eager for our virtual visitors to enjoy behind-the-scenes information, special insider content, and a digital exhibition featuring museum co-founder Sarah Gibbs Thompson Pell,” said Beth L Hill, Fort Ticonderoga president & CEO. “We look forward to inspiring visits during special digital events this winter!” 

 Featured on our Upcoming Digital Campaign Event Calendar:

 Saturday, December 12

1776 Riot Virtual Program: Winter Whip-Sawing Board

Facebook, 11am

The LaChute River froze the Continental Army’s sawmill in please in the late fall of 1776. During this program, see how soldiers continued to make boards manually ‘pit-sawing,’ or ‘whip-sawing.’

Saturday, December 12

Virtual Program: All is Calm?: Uncovering the Christmas Day Incident at Ticonderoga, 1776
Facebook, 1pm

Join Fort Ticonderoga Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle for the background on one of the most surprising and shocking events in Ticonderoga’s history, when American soldiers turned on each other.

Saturday, December 12
1776 Riot Virtual Program: Hut, Hut, Hike!

Facebook, 4pm

Check out Fort Ticonderoga’s recreated soldiers’ huts, built by Pennsylvania soldiers beginning in September 1776. Follow us on a hike of the hut sites and see ‘Liberty Hill’ where a riot erupted between Pennsylvania and Massachusetts soldiers on December 25, 1776.

Sunday, December 13

Virtual Author Series

ZOOM, 2pm

Anthony Wayne served the Continental Army heroically from Three Rivers in Canada in 1776 to the Georgia Campaign in 1782. But by the early 1790s, he had fallen on hard times, developing a reputation as a spendthrift, womanizer, and heavy drinker. Join Mary Stockwell, as she discusses her book Unlikely General: “Mad” Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America.

This is a paid program (Fort Ticonderoga Members are free) and pre-registration is required. Reserve your spot today!

Friday, December 18

Holiday Drinks & Drama

ZOOM, 7pm

It’s the time of year when the temperature drops, the days get shorter, and Lake Champlain freezes up, which means it’s time for another round of Drinks & Drama! Join Fort Ticonderoga to hear how the garrisons of Ticonderoga dealt with the harsh winter and get some tips on whipping up some warming tipples from the 18th century!

This is a paid program and pre-registration is required. Reserve your spot today!

Saturday, December 19

Tips of the Tailoring Trade: Regimental Coat Capes

Facebook, 1pm

Join Fort Ticonderoga Artificer Tailor Gibb Zea for an instructional guide to making the cape, or collar of a British soldier regimental coat. Learn tricks to assemble and attach this common part of Revolutionary War Coats.

Thursday, December 25

From the Ground UP: Salt Glaze Stoneware

Facebook, 1pm

Learn about the different examples of salt glaze stoneware archaeologically uncovered at Fort Ticonderoga in this new episode of the From the Ground Up series!

As we continue adding to our Digital Campaign, be sure to visit for more exciting live videos, lectures series, special programs, and educational at-home activities that bring history to life!


About Fort Ticonderoga:

Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 2,000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, and Carillon Battlefield, and the largest series of untouched Revolutionary War era earthworks surviving in America. As a multi-day destination and the premier place to learn more about our nation’s earliest years and America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 70,000 visitors each year with an economic impact of more than $12 million annually and offers programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year, and is open for daily visitation May through October. Fort Ticonderoga is supported in part through generous donations and with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Photo: On Saturday, December 12 at 11am, as part of the virtual Riot living history event, join Fort Ticonderoga Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle for the background on one of the most surprising and shocking events in Ticonderoga’s history, when American soldiers turned on each other.