In his previous position as Curator of Collections at Fort Ticonderoga Museum, Mr. Fox established himself as a recognized authority on 18th-century military artifacts and culture. During his twenty-year tenure with the museum, he was responsible for the management, interpretation and acquisition of all manner of objects including early Americana and decorative arts as well as 18th-century military weaponry, manuscripts, rare books, and artwork.
Mr. Fox has written on numerous topics including early militia uniforms of New York, Seven Years’ War period French barrack room arrangements, mid 18th-century English ceramics, 18th-century American engraved powder horns, 18th-century British military firearms and the material culture associated with chocolate in the 18th-century. He has spoken at seminars and conferences at Fort Ticonderoga, Historic Deerfield, Fort Sandwich, and other institutions. In addition, he has appeared in several history-based television programs and has twice been featured on PBS television’s acclaimed series History Detectives.
After graduating from the University of Michigan and the Colonial Williamsburg Seminar for Historical Administration, Mr. Fox began his career as an archeologist working at such sites as Fort Michilimackinac in Mackinac City, Michigan and Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland. He has also worked as a curatorial assistant in the manuscripts division of the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan.