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Fort Ticonderoga Association (Ticonderoga, NY 12883-0390)
Richard Strum (Project Director: February 2015 to present)

The American Revolution on the Northern Frontier: Fort Ticonderoga and the Road to Saratoga

Two one-week workshops for seventy-two teachers on the role of Fort Ticonderoga in the American Revolution.

Fort Ticonderoga, often called the "Key to a Continent" and the "Gibraltar of the North," played a vital role in the strategies of both the British and Continental armies during the first three years of the American Revolution. The importance of the Northern Theater from 1775 to 1777 is often overshadowed by events in Boston (1775-76), New York (1776), and eastern Pennsylvania (1776-77). We invite educators to come explore the amazing history behind these first years of the Revolution. In addition to studying the important role Fort Ticonderoga, Lake Champlain, and the northern frontier played during the war, participants will explore the influence of the French & Indian War, the people involved on both sides of the Revolution, the sometimes-overlooked role Benedict Arnold played in those early years, the immediate and long-term impact of the Saratoga Campaign, and the lasting legacies of the northern campaigns on the Revolution.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Landmarks of American History

Education Programs

Total amounts:
$173,629 (approved)
$165,543 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 12/31/2016