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2010 Calendar of History
7:00 pm CANCELLED
The Lake Forest Community presents “Fort 'Blunder' and Fort Montgomery: A Closer Look- The real and continuing story behind the great stone forts at Rouses Point" with Jim Millard. The ruins of old Fort Montgomery have fascinated local residents and travelers crossing the Rouses Point, New York- Alburgh, Vermont Bridge for generations. Long a feature of North Country legend, it has for an equally long time been difficult to sort the truth from the myth about the ruins known to locals as "Fort Blunder.” Fort Montgomery historian and author Jim Millard will discuss many of the misconceptions about this mysterious structure and will share dozens of vintage photographs, plans and maps. He will also share the fascinating story of recent developments regarding the fort (including an upcoming special on the History Channel) and highlight the remarkable cleanup of the ruins leading up to the successful Fort Montgomery Days event this past September. All four of Jim's books will be available for purchase and the author will be happy to sign and personalize copies. Free and open to all.
8 Lake Forest Drive, Plattsburgh, NY
April 24, 7:00 pm
Faces of Clinton County 1880-1920: The Brush Studio Portraits. Celebrating the opening of the CCHA collection online and available to the public, at the Museum, 7-10 PM, wine & cheese. Presented in conjunction with the Adirondack nonprofit network and NCPR, "Celebrating the Good Works." Clinton County Historical Museum
98 Ohio Avenue, Plattsburgh, NY 12903
May 3, 7:00 pm
Shot Down over Nazi Germany by J. Frances Angier. Angier, a retired Vermont farmer and former B17 pilot, will discuss his time in Nazi prison camps. At the Museum, 7 pm, refreshments to follow. Funded in part by Clinton County. Clinton County Historical Museum. 98 Ohio Avenue, Plattsburgh, NY 12903
Fort Ticonderoga opens for the season
Fifteenth Annual War College of the French & Indian War at Fort Ticonderoga. Experts on the Seven Years’ War in North America present their research
May 29 & 30, 10am-5pm & 10am-3:30pm
The Battle of Plattsburgh Association will host the 4th Annual Plattsburgh Military Timeline on Saturday & Sunday May 29 & 30, 10am-5pm & 10am-3:30pm. Come walk through an encampment spanning 400 years of military history (1600-Present). See first hand the progression of firearms during firing demonstrations. Participate in a memorial service in the Post Cemetery. Enjoy talks and demonstrations by reenactors, kids games, and snacks. Tour the museum and see the latest exhibits including, “Misses, Mistresses, and Misconceptions” along with the expanded History Shoppe. New this year, a quilt show by the “Material Girls” quilt group of Plattsburgh. An eclectic collection of old and new quilts will be on display, as well as quilting demonstrations throughout the weekend. The free event will be held rain or shine at the Battle of Plattsburgh Association, 31 Washington Rd, Plattsburgh, NY 12903. For more information about the activities please call 518-566-1814.
Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at the American Cemetery at Fort Ticonderoga
June 12 -13
All Vermont State-owned Historic Sites, the museum at the Vermont Historical Society, and day use at the Vermont State Parks are open free
June 13 1:00 pm
Join wildflower expert Ann Honan on a walk to discover the wildflowers of Mount Independence. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Mount Independence State Historic Site. Contact: mountindependence@HistoricVermont.org
June 13 1:00 pm
War Stories: New Tales from the Battle of Hubbardton. Historian Kate Kenney from the University of Vermont Consulting Archeology Program shares fascinating “new” stories about the soldiers of Hubbardton from her recent research in Revolutionary war pension records and other period sources. Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, Contact: Hubbardton@HistoricVermont.org
Fort Ticonderoga- Scottish Festival & Black Watch Memorial. Pipe bands, Clan tents, Scottish merchandise vendors and music, parade and ceremony at the Black Watch Cairn.
Fort Ticonderoga’s annual Grand Encampment of the French & Indian War includes hundreds of re-enactors, daily battle re-enactment and special programs.
Battle of Carillon Wreath-Laying Ceremony at Fort Ticonderoga. Annual procession to the French Lines lead by the Fife & Drum Corps.
Fife & Drum Corps Muster: Fife and Drum Corps from the Northeast region converge at Fort Ticonderoga for a full day of music and marching maneuvers.
Revolutionary War Encampment at Fort Ticonderoga. Units depicting all the many armies involved in the American Revolution encamp on the Fort’s grounds. Battle reenactment and special programs daily.
7th Annual Seminar on the American Revolution at Fort Ticonderoga. Two day seminar with authors and historian presentations.
25-26, Saturday and Sunday CANCELLED
Fort Montgomery Days in Rouses Point, New York
A very special event to celebrate historic Fort Montgomery! Free fort tours, presentations, music and live entertainment! Sponsored by the Rouses Point/Champlain Historical Society, America's Historic Lakes, Powertex, Inc. and Stephen and Victor Podd. Check out our special event page here.
Fort Ticonderoga closes for the season.
Fort Ticonderoga presents The Haunted Fort.
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