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The entrance to historic Fort Montgomery
Photo by Tim Gonyo/Northwoods Digital

Recently designated a "Seven to Save" Site by the Preservation League of New York State! 

SAVE THE DATE...
Announcing the second annual...

 

Fort Montgomery Days Celebration!

September 25-26, 2010

We regret that due to insurance reasons the
2nd Annual Fort Montgomery Days has been canceled

The 2009 Fort Montgomery Days event was an astounding success attended by over 2000 people.
This year's event promises to be even better!

Storied Fort Montgomery, located in a strategic location along the border of the United States and Canada, was the last in a long line of important fortifications built along this historic waterway.

Join us as we celebrate this Guardian of the Northern Gateway!
Sponsored by the Rouses Point/Champlain Historical Society, America's Historic Lakes, Powertex, Inc., and Stephen & Victor Podd)

FINAL DETAILS HAVE YET TO BE DETERMINED
Check back often for updates!

Anticipated events and exhibitors

Free Guided Public Tours
Visitors tour historic Fort Montgomery

Civil War Reenactors
Civil War re-enactors march out of Fort Montgomery

Artifact Displays
Civil War artifacts on display at Fort Montgomery Days

Transport by Horses and Wagon
Horse-drawn transportation to and from the event!       Horse-drawn transportation to and from the event!       Horse-drawn transportation to and from the event! 

Vintage Photos, Maps and Plans
Lots of vintage photos, maps and plans on display at Fort Montgomery Days


Face Painting for the kids
Face Painting for the kids!
Photos Courtesy of Tim Gonyo/Northwoods Digital- Official Fort Montgomery Days Photographer

Refreshments-
Just one of the many vendors serving refreshments at Fort Mongomery Days

Vendors/Exhibitors
One of the many vendors at Fort Montgomery Days

Live Music/Entertainment
The live music was great and lots of fun!


Presentations & Book Signing
by Fort Montgomery historian
& author Jim Millard

America's Historic Lakes' Jim Millard will be delivering presentations and signing books

 

The US Flag flies over historic Fort Montgomery for the first time since the 1920's!Experience the second annual celebration of Fort Montgomery, in historic Rouses Point, New York on the US/Canada border. This remarkable fort, the only Civil War era fortification on Lake Champlain, was constructed over a thirty-year period to guard the crucial "Northern Gateway" to the lake.

The Fort is privately owned and access to the public has been restricted to small, private tours for many years. For this celebration, however, certain areas of the fort will be open to the public free of charge*. These tours will be guided by trained docents knowledgeable about  the fort.

We will have Civil War re-enactors on site, live music, actual artifacts from the fort, historical presentations, displays of vintage photos, maps and plans, refreshments and family-friendly live entertainment.

Watch for our Fort Montgomery Days poster with more information.
The event will be held at the height of the North Country's gorgeous fall foliage season!
Photo by Jim Millard

Important- Please Note:
*This event takes place at a rural site. The grounds are undeveloped. Please wear proper footwear and attire for an outdoor event. Not all areas of the fort will be open to the public, access will be limited and everyone must be accompanied by a tour guide when inside the fort structure. Tours will be approximately 30 minutes in length.
The fort is privately owned, admission will be at your own risk.
Children are welcome- bring the family! No pets, please!

Thanks to the generous donors and volunteers for last year's event (2009) :

America’s Historic Lakes•Ben Arno•Charles Barney•Tom Batha•Bedard Excavation•Pat Birkette•George Bombardier•Border Press, Rouses Point•Heath Cardin•Champlain-Rouses Point Rotary•Coca Cola Company•Cornerstone Pharmacy•James Crannie•Andrew Favreau•Geri Favreau•Fosters' Tent Rentals, W. Chazy•Tim Gonyo•Ethan Grimes•Roger Harwood•Calvin Hilliker•Michael Horne•Lacolle Historical Society•Karen Lamberton•Randy Lamberton•Lamberton Construction•Walt Laramie•Mike LeBlanc•Dan Letourneau•Jan Letourneau•Brad Martin•Chris Matot•Jim Millard•Montgomery Hose, Hook and Ladder Co., No. 1, Inc.•Patricia Parker•The Perfect Cut•Pepsi Bottling Group•Stephen Podd•Victor Podd•Powertex,Inc.•Price Chopper, Champlain•Preservation League of New York•David Rabideau•Don Robinson•Rouses Point/Champlain Historical Society•Richard Seguin•Maurice Snide•Robert St. John•Stewart's, Rouses Point•Ann Thurber•Jim Thurber•Twin Town TrueValue Hardware•Village of Rouses Point•Woodmen of the World
Would you or your business like to be a sponsor of the exciting 2010 event?
Contributions and donations of any amount are gladly accepted! Checks can be sent to:
Friends of Fort Montgomery
c/o Geri Favreau- President
Rouses Point/Champlain Historical Society
6 Pearl Street
Rouses Point, NY 12979

Please note that any contributions will be used for the Fort Montgomery Days event
Need more information? Contact Geri Favreau and the Fort Montgomery Days committee

 

Aunts Lillie and Edith on the Bridge: Photo donated by Raymond Seguin, Jim Millard Collection
The Fort Montgomery Days event will take place in the vicinity of Powertex, Inc., 1 Lincoln Blvd. Rouses Point, New York. Rouses Point is easily accessible via US Interstate 87 and US Route 9 from points south and west, Routes 15, 221 and 223 from Quebec, and US Route 2 from Vermont. It is located but an hour from Montreal. The Village is served by Amtrak’s Adirondack.

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