Ninth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution
September 21-23, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga hosts the Ninth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution September 21-23, 2012, 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.
Early Bird registration closes July 15, 2012; all registrations are due by September 15, 2012.
Thomas B. Allen, author, "Tracking down the Tories"
Benjamin Carp, Tufts University, "Teapot in a Tempest: The Boston Tea Party and the Path to War"
Peter Gilmore, independent historian, "Wiliam Irvine and the Politics of Ethnicity in the Early Republic"
Chris Fox. Curator of Collections at Fort Ticonderoga, "Bullets and Blades: The Weapons of America's Colonial Wars and Revolution"
David C. Glen, independent historian, "Benedict Arnold's Battle of Valcour, October 11-13, 1776: Myths and the Possible British Cover-Up"
Stuart Lilie, Director of Interpretation at Fort Ticonderoga, "18th-Century Weapons by Night"
Joyce Lee Malcom, George Mason University, "New England Slaves and the American Revolution"
Marla R. Miller, University of Massachusetts Amherst, "Betsy Ross: the Life behind the Legend"
Andrew O'Shaughnessy, Center for Jefferson Studies at the University of Virginia, "British Leadership during the Revolutionary War: Sir Henry Clinton as Commander-in-Chief."
Phil Weaver, independent historian, "Samuel Wire and the Cowboys: An Exercise in Research Frustration"
Download the complete Seminar on the American Revolution brochure.
The application deadline to be considered for a teacher scholarship for this conference has passed. Teacher scholarships have been awarded to the following teachers:
Deborah Benson, North Rose Wolcott Elementary School, North Rose, New York
Patrick Cartwright, Woodland Hill Montessori School, North Greenbush, New York
Mauri Coover, Buffalo Public School #80, Buffalo, New York
Bonnie Hall, Red Creek Central School, Red Creek, New York
Edward Kitlowski, Loch Raven High School, Towson, Maryland
Edwad Miron, Moriah Shock ICF, Mineville, New York
Previous Speakers at the Seminar on the American Revolution
Fort Ticonderoga began its Seminar on the American Revolution in 2004. Click on the link below for a complete listing of previous speakers and topics.
List of previous speakers and topics at the Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution.
Best Western Ticonderoga Inn and Suites (518-585-2378) is offering a special discounted rate of $107.99 per night (plus taxes) for attendees of the Seminar. Just mention that you are participating in the Seminar on the American Revolution at Fort Ticonderoga.
For the first time, Fort Ticonderoga and America’s National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) have partnered to connect people traveling between New York City and Montreal to one of the nation’s oldest and most significant historic sites, Learn more.
Get an early sneak peek at the lineup of speakers for 2013.