Hello All! I'm pleased to share with you the following event by a local presenter! Hopefully everyone can enjoy this historical event!
The Lake George Battlefield Park Alliance and the Warren County Historical Society are pleased to announce a joint program entitled "Henry Knox and the Hunt for Heavy Artillery", to be presented by Fort Ticonderoga Museum Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle, at 7:00 PM on Monday, December 19th at the Holiday Inn Lake George, 2223 Canada Street (Route 9).
Dr. Keagle will explore the Continental Army’s need for heavy cannon in 1775 and how it informed not only Henry Knox's famous 300-mile expedition from Ticonderoga to Boston, but the broader plans for the campaign of 1775 in the Lake George/Lake Champlain Theatre. The presentation will explore questions such as:
Dr. Keagle will answer these and other questions as he unpacks one of the monumental achievements of the Revolutionary War, a local story with global implications. We invite you to enjoy this presentation on our region’s important place in history. (Alliance and Historical Society members should also be mindful that Col. John Brown, a latter-day hero of the American independence cause, first alerted patriots Samuel Adams and John Hancock to the cannon at Fort Ticonderoga as he returned from a secret mission to Canada in 1774!)
For those who can’t be present on December 19, we will attempt to provide a video of the event online for future viewing.
A note regarding the coming Semiquincentennial celebrating the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution (2025-2033): To commemorate the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution, with the support of Warren County’s municipalities, a 250th Commission has been established to promote and celebrate the anniversary. Programs such as Henry Knox and the Hunt for Heavy Artillery can only help to illuminate the area’s role in the establishment of our republic. Anyone interested in serving on the Commission is invited to call Stan Cianfarano, President of the Warren County Historical Society, at 518-743-0734.
Thank you for supporting our history!
Lake George Battlefield Park Alliance Warren County Historical Society