Virtual Author Series featuring Steven Park at Fort Ticonderoga
102 Fort Rd., Ticonderoga, NY 12883
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderogas history.
Between the Boston Massacre in 1770 and the Boston Tea Party in 1773a period historians refer to as the lulla group of prominent Rhode Islanders rowed out to His Majestys schooner Gaspee,which had run aground six miles south of Providence while on an anti-smuggling patrol. After threatening and shooting its commanding officer, the raiders looted the vessel and burned it to the waterline. Despite colony-wide sympathy for the June 1772 raid, neither the government in Providence nor authorities in London could let this pass without a response. As a result, a Royal Commission of Inquiry headed by Rhode Island governor Joseph Wanton zealously investigated the incident. In The Burning of His Majestys Schooner Gaspee: An Attack on Crown Rule Before the American Revolution, historian Steven Park reveals that what started out as a customs battle over the seizure of a prominent citizens rum was soon transformed into the spark that re-ignited Patriot fervor.
Steven Park received his PhD in history from the University of Connecticut, and his articles have appeared in a number of publications, including International Maritime History, American Neptune, Journal of the American Revolution, and Connecticut History Review.
Your participation in this online program through the Center for Digital History supports Fort Ticonderogas mission to preserve, educate, and provoke an active discussion about the past and its importance to present and future generations.
DATE & TIME:July 28, 2024 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
ADMISSION PRICE:General Public: $10
Fort Ticonderoga Members: FREE | To receive the Member discount, first register with our website by selecting the Register button in the upper right-hand corner. Already registered? Then select Sign In. Once signed in, your member discount will be applied.
You must register for this program by 5pm Friday, July 26th.