Coming in 2017
Any visitor to Ligonier approaching from the south or west cannot help but be struck by the sight of the log walls and buildings of Fort Ligonier. Decades of Fort Ligonier Association members, community members, and staff have strived to protect and preserve this 18th century landmark for generations to come. Great care and planning has taken place over the years to achieve historical accuracy and authenticity of the 258-year-old fort. A key part of the Fortifying Our Future Campaign is to continue the vital work of preserving the fort and enhancing the visitor experience.
Fortifying the Fort
- Replacement of the Fort’s East Bastion – one of four (at each corner of the inner fort)
- Re-chinking of building to protect against weather
- Repairs to artillery
- New interpretive signage to enhance the vistor experience
- New Multi-media technology that will focus on the archaeology and the people of the 18th century who are a vital link to Fort Ligonier’s history
Brad Mooney, Historic Preservationist on Site
Fort Ligonier is very fortunate to have on-site the services of Historic Preservationist Brad Mooney. Mr. Mooney, owner of Heritage Restorations has dedicated the past 20-years of his career toward fortifying the fort. He was hired in 1996 to reconstruct Fort Ligonier’s outer retrenchment, hospital, officers’ quarters, and the Fascine Cannon Battery as well as artillery, carts, and wagons.
Along with spearheading the fort’s restoration work, Mr. Mooney is also a popular figure with students who visit the fort. Fort Ligonier’s Education Department has even created an educational activity around him titled
“Mr Mooney: Boom Boom Bang!”
Who is this guy? He’s Mr. Mooney that’s who! He rebuilt the Fort, the cannons, and fires them too, but he will tell you all about that. Meet the man that makes a lot of noise and has historically reconstructed the Fort for all of us to enjoy!