Tenth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution
September 20-22, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga hosts the Tenth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution September 20-22, 2013, in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center. This weekend seminar focuses on the military, political, and social history of the American War for Independence.
Over 100 participantsundefinedpeople with a deep interest in the American Revolutionundefinedjoin us each year for this weekend seminar. Leading authorities and new scholars on the period share their latest research in a series of presentations. The Seminar provides participants with an opportunity to listen to and interact with the presenters in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. Participation is limited and is by pre-registration only.
2013 Speakers to date:
Alexander Cain, independent historian, on Loyalists in the Champlain Valley,
Stephen Case and Mark Jacob, authors, on Peggy Shippen.
Douglas Cubbison, author, on the Burgoyne Papers related to the Saratoga Campaign.
William Fowler, Northeastern University, on the "American Crisis" in 1782 & 1783.
Phil Mead, Harvard University, on Joseph Plumb Martin.
Benjamin Smith, Patriots of the American Revolution magazine, on following the Knox Trail.
Aaron Sullivan, Temple University, on the British occupation of Philadelphia 1777-78.
William J. Troppman, Valley Forge National Historical Park, on chaplains in the Revolution.
Download 2013 Seminar on the American Revolution Session Descriptions.
Special Tour Opportunityundefined"Burgoyne's Campaign of 1777: The Early Stages"
Friday, September 20, 2013
This year’s Seminar is adding a new dimension to your study of the American Revolution. In partnership with America’s History, LLC, we will be offering a one-day tour of the early stages of British Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne’s campaign of 1777. Led by noted author and historian, Douglas Cubbison, we will visit many of the sites important to this campaign including Mount Defiance, Mount Hope, Burgoyne’s lines around Fort Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Mount Independence and the Hubbardton battlefield. This is a walking and field tour so wear comfortable shoes. The bus will leave the parking lot of Fort Ticonderoga at 8:30 AM and return by 5 PM. Included in the tour is motor coach transportation, lunch, snack and beverage breaks, all admissions and gratuities, a map and materials package and the services of a professional historian selected for his knowledge and expertise. The cost is $125 and registration is thru America’s History. There are 3 ways to register: online at www.AmericasHistoryLLC.com, call 1-855-OUR-HISTORY (687-4478) or send a check to America’s History, PO Box 1076, Goochland, VA 23063. This tour is limited to one bus, so register early. A minimum of 20 participants is needed to run the tour.