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Living History Event: Unveiling the Science of Astronomy on the Eve of the American Revolution

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$15

Join Fort Ticonderoga for a lively one-day REAL TIME REVOLUTION™ event 1774 His Majesty’s Garrison of Ticonderoga on Sunday, April 7th to discover the peacetime garrison life for the British soldiers and their families that lived at Fort Ticonderoga 250 years ago. Learn how soldiers at Ticonderoga in the 18th century studied physics and astronomy to gain a deeper understanding of the world as we prepare for the Great North American Eclipse.

Event programming will bring to life Fort Ticonderoga on the eve of the American Revolution, with its armament of cannons and guard of British soldiers. Explore tailoring in the British Army and how this trade clothed the soldiers of a global empire. See carpentry tools in action and discover the ongoing work to maintain and furnish the barracks hastily rebuilt after a fire in 1760. Watch oxen in action, hauling supplies and lumber around the fort. Handle reproduction shoes to discover the science of recreating archaeological examples from shipwrecks. The musket firing demonstration will recreate the peacetime training of these soldiers from the 26th Regiment of Foot, showcasing continued trends from the French & Indian War. See practical science in action with a cannon demonstration as levers, angles, and aiming come together for each shot. Delve into the math of successfully aiming a cannon and see how artillery was on the cutting edge of physics during these formative years for astronomy.

Appropriate footwear for undetermined winter weather conditions is highly recommended.

Organizer

Fort Ticonderoga
Phone
518-585-2821
Email
info@fort-ticonderoga.org
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Venue

Fort Ticonderoga
102 Fort Ti Road
Ticonderoga, NY 12883 United States
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Phone
5185852821
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