Thursday, 5 November 2015

The Noble Train Begins - Living History Event

Ticonderoga Gun for the Siege of Boston!
Discover the story of Henry Knox’s “Noble Train” of artillery at Fort Ticonderoga’s upcoming living history event, Saturday, December 5, from 10 am – 4 pm. The event will feature a lively program highlighting Henry Knox’s arrival to Fort Ticonderoga and recreate the beginning of the epic feat that ultimately forced the British evacuation from Boston on March 17, 1776.

In this one-day living history event, step 240 years into the past at Fort Ticonderoga, as if it were December 6, 1775. Henry Knox rode into Ticonderoga to dispatch thousands of pounds of artillery to General Washington. Learn how Knox’s wealth of knowledge, coupled with the teamsters and draft animals moved 60 tons of ordnance to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Experience the raw power of oxen and horses as these thousand pound animals pull sleds of cannon tubes. Examine the science of gunnery, preserved in Fort Ticonderoga’s massive cannon collection. Immerse yourself in the fatiguing struggle endured by these brave souls while being overpowered by the beauty of winter, on the very spot where Henry Knox began his Noble Train of Artillery.

Check out the schedule here!

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