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A Glorious Acquisition: The Siege of Fort Niagara

11/03 @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Executive Director of Old Fort Niagara, Robert L. Emerson, recounts the 19-day siege of Fort Niagara in 1759 in a presentation.

Admission is pay what you wish.

About the Speaker

Robert L. Emerson has served as Executive Director of Old Fort Niagara since 1997. During his tenure at the historic site, he has tripled site visitation, developed new programming, expanded the site’s interpretive facilities and garnered financial support for capital and operational projects. He established an endowment for the historic site that is currently valued at over $2 million. Prior to that, he served as a museum administrator for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission for 13 years. He is the author of Allegheny Passage: An Illustrated History of Blair County, Pennsylvania, two entries in the Dictionary of American Biography and numerous historical articles dealing with 18th century military and 19th century industrial history.  Most recently, he authored an article on Le Magazin Royal, a French trading post at Lewiston NY in Western New York Heritage Magazine.

He served as a commissioner on the New York State French and Indian War 250th Anniversary Commemoration Commission and a member of the Binational War of 1812 Bicentennial Legacy Council. Over the course of his career he has organized several academic conferences on industrial and military history as well as historic preservation. He collaborated with Niagara University and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture on a conference dealing with the Seven Years War.

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