Saturday, 10 March 2012

Fort Ticonderoga's Battle on Snowshoes event

On this weekend. And they have snow. Posted on the Fort Ti Facebook page.

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. — Fort Ticonderoga is hosting a wintertime re-enactment this weekend, with dozens of people expected to restage what is known as the Battle on Snowshoes.

The fort is closed for the winter but is reopening for Saturday's event, being held to commemorate the French and Indian War battle that was fought 254 years ago this Tuesday. About three dozen re-enactors are expected to participate.

The battle pitted Rogers' Rangers against a larger force of French and Indians. Losses were heavy on both sides as the combatants had to fight on snowshoes because of deep snow in the eastern Adirondacks.

Two larger re-enactments of the battle have been staged in Ticonderoga, including one in 2000 that attracted about 400 re-enactors and was held on the actual site of the battle, now home to the Ticonderoga Country Club.

1 comment:

  1. Not only do they look the part, but the weather joined in the fun as well it seems to add the extra personal touch.