My journey to Fort Ticonderoga began this past Sunday when I hopped in my car and drove 3 1/2 hours. When I arrived at the hotel, I checked in and had the chance to meet this incredible group of teachers at what was a welcome dinner and orientation of the week. It was a travel day for most of us, so it was an early night; at least for me.
Monday, July 27th began with a hike up Mount Defiance. Despite the fog, the view was incredible as we looked over on the fort and Lake Champlain.
Throughout the week we had phenomenal speakers who shared their knowledge of Fort Ticonderoga, the French and Indian War as well as the American Revolution. We learned about slavery, women, Benedict Arnold, and so much more.
Here is a quick video I found today about Benedict Arnold. This video focuses more on him being a traitor. We mostly talked about all of the great things he did before committing treason to the United States.
I just found an article about the NEH program I attended. The article is from the Saratogian News. It highlights a couple from the area who attended two different NEH programs in upstate NY. One of them attended the same program I did just on a different week. It was a nice press release for the NEH. Check it out.