TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (WCAX) New York’s North Country is rich in American history and that is being celebrated this weekend. Fort Ticonderoga is bringing folks back to 1777. Our Kelly O’Brien went to check it out. You can see the re-enactment of Brown’s Raid at Fort Ticonderoga this weekend. A lot of work goes into planning these re-enactments, starting with the clothing. “We’ve got to think little to big, over and over again,” said Stuart Lillie of Fort Ticonderoga. It’s your chance to travel back to 1777 for the reenactment of Col. John Brown’s raid trying to capture back Fort Ticonderoga from the British. This battle re-enactment took most of the year to plan and the last month to prep for. It draws more than 350 volunteers and re-enactors to the fort. It takes a lot of research and detail, even down to the pants you’ll see re-enactors wear. “They help inform the overall experience of what it was like to be there,” Lillie explained. The behind-the-scenes of Fort Ticonderoga shows a costume studio full of patterns, cloth and spare tassels to fix anything in a pinch. All the costumes are made and fixed right on site. “We really want to… Read full this story
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