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America's Historic Lakes
Upcoming events featuring our staff and guest contributors

Jim Millard
America's Historic Lakes

Jim Millard at the Fort Montgomery ruins, Rouses Point, NY
Jack LaDuke photo

Publishing and Promoting
Local/Maritime History

Title page of one
of Jim's Fort Montgomery presentations

  Jim Millard presenting to the Northern New York  American-Canadian Genealogical Society, May 2003
Jim Millard presenting in 2003
Roger Harwood photo

Jim Millard signing books at the Alburgh Public Library, May 2006
Jim signing books, May 2006
Roger Harwood photo

AARCH Fort Montgomery tours,
August 2007
Charles Barney photo

Fort tour for Journalists
January 2009
Ian Barrett photo

Public Presentations, tours and events
 by Jim Millard
and AHL Guest Contributors 2010

March 15, 2010 7:00 pm
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.

Lake Forest
8 Lake Forest Drive, Plattsburgh, NY
(518) 561-6431

South Hero, Vermont resident Jim Millard is the publisher of the popular America's Historic Lakes website- He is also the author of The Secrets of Crab Island, Lake Passages: A Journey through the Centuries, and two books about the forts at our northern border- Fort Montgomery through the Years: a Pictorial History of the Great Stone Fort on Lake Champlain, and Bastions on the Border: The Great Stone Forts at Rouses Point on Lake Champlain.


Jim enjoys speaking about the America's Historic Lakes project and the rich history of the Lake Champlain/Lake George region. He is known for his passionate, interesting and image-rich presentations. Civic groups and organizations interested in a presentation by Jim can find his contact information here.

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Books by Jim Millard

Jim's books may be purchased directly from America's Historic Lakes and at select bookstores. A review of Jim's "Fort Montgomery Through the Years" may be found here, and his new "Bastions on the Border..." here. Please note that our newest title, "Bastions on the Border..." may not be in bookstores at this time. To order direct from America's Historic Lakes, click here.

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