ROME- The Historical Society of Rome will host a program called “Chute du fort Frontenac” with presenter George Bray at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17. This show will focus on a secret military expedition launched from Rome in the 18th century.
Bray is retired from the United States Army and Army Reserve, a member of the Company of Military Historians, and a member of the Old Fort Niagara Association. Bray studies French and Indian War history and is a living history re-enactor portraying an officer in Rogers’ Rangers.
For the past 41 years he has been the event commander at the annual French and Indian War encampment held at Fort Niagara, Youngstown, during the 4th of July weekend.
During the French and Indian War, Lieutenant-Colonel John Bradstreet launched a covert operation against the French fort Frontenac on Lake Ontario. In August 1758, the expedition set out from the Oneida Carrying Place and headed west. Learn about Bradstreet’s skills as a commander and logistician and the outcome of this operation.
The Historical Society of Rome is located at 200 Church St., Rome.
For more information, call 315-336-5870, like them on Facebook, or visit their website at www.romehistoricalsociety.org