Nationally Recognized Seminar on the Seven Years War at Fort Ticonderoga
Registration Now Open for Annual War College of the Seven Years' War
Scheduled for May 17-19, 2013
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
"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.
* Richard Berleth, author, on the campaign at Fort Stanwix in
* 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
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 www.fort-ticonderoga.org
<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.