Crown Point State Historic Site to Host Presentation

Crown Point State Historic SiteCROWN POINT, NEW YORK – Crown Point State Historic Site will host historian Douglas Cubbison, the author of the new book, Burgoyne and the Saratoga Campaign: His Papers, on Sunday, October 21, 2012.

Cubbison will speak on the topics of Crown Point and Coffin Point during the 1776 Valcour Island Campaign and on Crown Point during the 1777 Burgoyne Campaign. The public is invited to attend this 2:00 p.m. PowerPoint-illustrated lecture and book-signing in the site's museum auditorium. The doors open at 1:45 p.m. and admission is free. Light refreshments will be available during the book-signing.

Mr. Cubbison will speak at Crown Point on these two subjects: 1) the role of Crown Point in the 1776 Valcour Island Campaign, particularly the outpost of the 6th Pennsylvania at Coffin Point, and 2) the role of Crown Point in the 1777 Saratoga Campaign. Everyone interested in Crown Point history will want to hear his presentation. The Town of Crown Point was established in 1788 and will observe its 225th anniversary in 2013. 

Mr. Cubbison is a self-employed military historian currently living in Kansas and serving as the President of Stone Fort Consulting. He previously served as the Command Historian with the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2007. Previous to this, Cubbison was the Cultural Resources Manager for the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York for five years. He is a 1980 Distinguished Military Graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Cubbison also authors his own blog on military history.

This is the final public event of the 2012 season at Crown Point State
Historic Site
. The open season began on the weekend of May 19 – 20 with
the Lake Champlain Bridge Grand Celebration, a very special event –
organized by local volunteers – that attracted 6,400 people. The
museum's regular open hours conclude for the 2012 season at 5:00 p.m. on
Monday, October 15.

Crown Point State Historic Site encompasses the lakeside ruins of French-built Fort St. Frédéric (1734-59) and the ruins of Crown Point's vast British fort (1759-73) and is located on Grandview Drive in Crown Point, New York. The public may phone the site at 518-597-4666 for information on public programming.