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Seven Years’ War symposium at Fort Ligonier to focus on ‘The Soldier’

Stephen Huba
Shane Dunlap | Tribune-Review
Gun smoke wraps around Matt Gault, a re-enactor and the assistant director of education at Fort Ligonier Musuem, as he fires a musket for a crowd during the 2018 Living History Weekend at Fort Ligonier.

The second annual Seven Years’ War Symposium at Fort Ligonier will focus on the theme “The Soldier.”

Scheduled for April 13-14 at the Fort Ligonier Center for History Education, the symposium will include presentations by Maria Alessandra Bollettino, Alex Burns, Michael Galban, Fred Lucas and William Raffle.

Erica Nuckles, Fort Ligonier director of history and collections, will speak at 9 a.m. April 14 on “The Female Soldier: Eighteenth-Century Cross-Dressing Combatants.”

Often called the first world war, the Seven Years’ War involved many of the great European powers of the 18th century and included the French and Indian War — during which Fort Ligonier was an active British Army fort (1758-66).

Early-bird registrations are being accepted through Friday . Cost is $75 for members of the Fort Ligonier Association and $90 for nonmembers. Walk-in registrations are $95 for members, $110 for nonmembers.

To register by credit card, call 724-238-9701 or email: [email protected]. To register by mail, send a check to: Fort Ligonier Association, Fort Ligonier, 200 S. Market St., Ligonier, PA 15658.

Registration includes the symposium, admission to the Fort Ligonier Museum and a Saturday evening reception.

Stephen Huba is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Stephen at 724-850-1280, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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