Sir William Johnson and the Mohawk Valley Fur Trade


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mohawk-valley-fur-tradeOn Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7 pm, the Fort Plain Museum will present “Sir William Johnson and the Evolution of the Mohawk Valley Fur Trade by Michael Perazzini. The presentation will take place at the museum located at 389 Canal Street in Fort Plain. This is the second of four lectures that will take place at the museum.

Perazzini will discuss the evolution of the fur trade in Upstate New York as well as the changes implemented by Superintendent of Indian Affairs Sir William Johnson. He will also display and lead a discussion about many of the artifacts involved in the fur trade.

Perazzini is the Senior Interpreter at Johnson Hall State Historic Site. He graduated from Siena College in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and a Certificate in Revolutionary Era Studies. In addition to his work at Johnson Hall, Michael Perazzini is also a member of Claus’ Rangers, a living history group dedicated to reenacting the American War for Independence from the perspective of the Loyalists.

There is no fee but donations are appreciated.

For further information, email fortplainmuseum@yahoo.com or call (518) 774-5669.

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