2018 Colonel Knox is Now at Ticonderoga
Be there as the Living History Event: Colonel Knox is Now at Ticonderoga (Fort Ticonderoga) on December 7-8, 2018 in Ticonderoga, New York. Discover the epic story of Henry Knox’s “Noble Train” of artillery at Fort Ticonderoga’s upcoming reenactment, from 10 am – 4 pm. The event will feature an exciting program highlighting Henry Knox’s arrival to Fort Ticonderoga and recreate the beginning of the incredible feat that ultimately forced the British evacuation from Boston on March 17, 1776.
Colonel Knox is Now at Ticonderoga
In this one-day “Colonel Knox is Now at Ticonderoga” living history event, step into Fort Ticonderoga as if it were December 6, 1775, when Henry Knox rode into these storied walls. Watch as soldiers, days before their enlistment expires, work as carpenters to maintain the fort. Experience the raw power of oxen as these thousand pound animals pull sleds of cannon tubes. Examine the science of gunnery, preserved in Fort Ticonderoga’s massive cannon collection. Stand inside the stone walls in the stark beauty of winter on the very spot where Henry Knox began his Noble Train of Artillery.
Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Daily
Admission: Event tickets are $10.00; free admission is offered to Members of Fort Ticonderoga, Fort Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass Holders, and children age four and under.
102 Fort Ti Road
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
For More Information: Phone: 518-585-2821; Email: email@example.com
Colonel Knox is Now at Ticonderoga Mini-Gallery
Step 240 years into the past at Fort Ticonderoga, as if it were December 6, 1775, during this dramatic living history event. Henry Knox rode into Ticonderoga to dispatch thousands of pounds of artillery to General Washington. This event will highlight how Knox’s wealth of knowledge, coupled with the teamsters and draft animals moved 60 tons of ordnance to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Demonstrations utilizing oxen and horses will dramatically feature the logistical challenge Knox faced with moving the heavy artillery while museum interpretive staff will present programs on the science of gunnery including cannon demonstrations.
Visitors will have the opportunity to discover the inspirational story of Henry Knox, the unassuming Boston book seller, whose physical and mental might would be first tested with the ‘noble train’ of artillery. See man power and oxen power in action as fifty-nine cannons and mortars are carefully selected from Fort Ticonderoga. Witness the struggle for liberty and hardships soldiers faced while serving at Ticonderoga in the winter of 1775-1776. Lend a hand to the carpenters repairing Fort Ticonderoga, and learn about the material needs and productions of the new fledging American army and the resources needed for Knox’s epic journey to Boston.”
Knox’s story in many ways represents one of the other great revolutions of the 18th century, the transmission of technical and theoretical knowledge through books. With no military background or education, Knox was able to develop his skills through the world of print that linked together the knowledge of the Western world and beyond.