The Lake George Battlefield Park Alliance is marching through its second season of operating the park’s highly acclaimed Visitor Center by extending its season through the end of October, while also encouraging the public to keep exploring the site’s natural beauty and unique place in American history.
“September and October are spectacular months to trek around our battlefield,” said Bruce M. Venter, Alliance trustee and author of “The Battle of Hubbardton” and other books on early American military conflicts. “A crisp autumn day is a good time to get out for a walk.”
People will be able to see the Lake George Battlefield Park Visitor Center’s new additions, including the 1758 Abercromby campaign diorama. Then they can hike through the battlefield and view the remains of Fort George and other remnants of the French & Indian War and the American Revolution.
Continuing through Oct. 29, the Battlefield Park Visitor Center, 75 Fort George Road, Lake George, will be open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Battlefield Park Alliance will continue to host free guided tours of the site each Saturday in September and October, beginning at 11 a.m.
Additional special programs being sponsored by the Alliance in the coming weeks include:
• Thursday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Fort William Henry Conference Center, “The Battle of Lake George: Clash of Empires, 1755 “, a presentation by historian John-Eric Nelson, co-sponsored by the French & Indian War Society at Lake George.
• Sunday, Oct. 8, 1 p.m., Lake George Battlefield Park, the dedication of a new historical marker describing Carleton’s Raid in 1780, with a tour led by Alliance trustee Pat Niles of places in the park associated with the raid.
The Lake George Battlefield Park Alliance is a volunteer-driven organization of individuals who have an abiding interest in the Lake George Region’s critical role in the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. It manages the Battlefield Park’s Visitor Center and sponsors events throughout the year that educate the public about the site, the Lake George Region, and its history.
For more information, visit www.lakegeorgebattlefield.org.