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Theater under the stars in Lake George

A group of actors in Lake George will commemorate the region's historical significance during the French and Indian War this summer. "The Last of the Mohicans Outdoor Drama" returns for a second season starting Friday night. It's theater under the stars and an original adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper's novel, Last of the Mohicans. Todd Moe talks with playwright and founder Michael Dufaut about staging an outdoor drama that includes horses, cannon fire and Native dance.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Amateur Archaeologists Discover 250-year-old Burial Site

Last November a couple of amateur archeologists and local historians in Fort Edward found something potentially huge... an old burial site they say contains scores of skeletons dating back to the French and Indian War. But on Monday, Fort Edward Police ordered the couple to halt their excavation of the site. Richard Fuller says police gave him and his wife a cease and desist order after being contacted by Washington County officials concerned over the handling of burial sites. The Fullers covered the site in tarps. But they gave Gregory Warner a sneak peek, by telephone.  Go to full article
Larry Nehring as a young George Washington in the PBS documentary "The War That Made America".
Larry Nehring as a young George Washington in the PBS documentary "The War That Made America".

Fort Ticonderoga Featured in New PBS Film

Fort Ticonderoga is featured in a new documentary drama about the French and Indian War that airs on public television next week. Todd Moe talks with Fort Ticonderoga's Director Nick Westbrook about one of the war's most decisive battles in the Champlain Valley.  Go to full article
 Fort Ticonderoga, a bottleneck of history. We visit the  "Grand Encampment" where stories of the French and Indian War and the Revolution come to life amid the sounds of fifes, drums and cannon fire.
Fort Ticonderoga, a bottleneck of history. We visit the "Grand Encampment" where stories of the French and Indian War and the Revolution come to life amid the sounds of fifes, drums and cannon fire.

Fort Ticonderoga's Grand Encampment

Communities across the state celebrated Independence Day Thursday. But another turning point in history, the Battle of Ticonderoga Falls, occurred 244 years ago this week during the French and Indian War. Todd Moe visited Fort Ticonderoga last summer as hundreds of military re-enactors gathered at the historic fort for its Grand Encampment.  Go to full article

People: Peter Owens, Author of Rips, a St. Lawrence River Historical Novel

A trip to an island on the St. Lawrence river for a chat with author Peter Owens. His family's island is the setting for a historical novel about life on the St. Lawrence during the French and Indian War. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

Bringing the Past to Life: Fort Ticonderoga Grand Encampment

Fort Ticonderoga, a bottleneck of history--a visit to the annual "grand encampment" where stories of the French and Indian War and the Revolution come to life amid the sounds of fifes, drums and cannon fire. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

Fort Ticoneroga Under Attack by Re-enactors

Hundreds of French and Indian War re-enactors from around the country are gathering at Fort Ticonderoga this weekend. They'll wear 18th century military garb and recreate pre-Revolutionary War skirmishes. It's being billed as the largest-ever gathering of French and Indian War re-enactors. Todd Moe talks with Bob Bearor, writer, historian and expert on the French and Indian War.  Go to full article

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