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McCauley Lecture Series

McCauley Lecture at Fletcher Branch Library Feb. 5, 2018

Fletcher Branch Library
100 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Phone: 301-739-3250 x 350

Monday, Feb. 5 at 7:00 PM

Our guest speaker this evening is Robert Ambrose, Ranger-in-charge of Historical Interpretation at the Fort Frederick State Park Complex.

Frontier Forts of the Fort Frederick Communication  will discuss the regional military and civilian forts within about a 12 miles radius of Fort Frederick, established during the French and Indian War.  Typically the range of 10-12 miles was the distance between forts that would communicate with each other, these forts were formally or informally part of a chain or web of forts to defend the western frontiers on the middle colonies.  Forts that reside in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia will be discussed, as well as stories of raids and attacks.  Some of the focus will be on the Fort Tonoloway, Fort Baker, Fort Killough, Fort Mills, and Fort Shelby.  These particular forts worked regularly with or are integral to the story of  Fort Frederick.

Ambrose received his BA in History and Political science from Bridgewater College. He served as a Ranger at Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Park 2013-2014 and is a 2014 Graduate of Maryland Park Service Ranger School. He has worked as a Historical Interpreter for 4/1/2 years at Fort Frederick State Park.