The Fort Plain Museum will be hosting authors Don Hagist and Todd Andrlik to talk about their recent books about the American Revolution this Thursday, September 18th at 7 pm. Hagist will be speaking about his book British Soldiers: American War which details the lives of British soldiers during the American Revolution. Also scheduled is author Todd Andrlik who will speak on his book Reporting the Revolution. The book is a collection of newspaper articles written and published in the colonial newspapers both here in America and in Great Britain. The articles offer insights on the war in America and how these events were viewed by the common people.
Additionally Hagist will offer a glimpse of a new book he is writing based on an 1864 publication Last Men of the Revolution. Recently the Fort Plain Museum, working in cooperation with the Hagist, uncovered research on a 2nd New Hampshire soldier stationed at Fort Plain. The soldier, Samuel Downing was photographed at the age of 102 with what was then a relatively new technology. Hagist is revisiting the topic and exploring the lives of these early veterans who lived well into the middle of the 19th century.
Don N. Hagist is an avid historical researcher and has spent much of his life studying and researching the history of the American Revolution, focusing on the British soldiers who served in America during that war. Besides several books, he has published numerous articles on the subject. Hagist gives lectures in both America and Great Britain.
Todd Andrlik, founder and editor of Journal of the American Revolution (allthingsliberty.com), is curator, author and editor of Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News, named Best American Revolution Book of the Year by the New York American Revolution Round Table. Featuring hundreds of high-definition color newspaper images and analysis from three dozen historians, the one-of-a-kind single volume lets readers experience the Revolution the way the colonists did – as it unfolded in their very own town newspapers.
Andrlik’s history-related work has been featured by countless media, including NPR, CNN, C-SPAN, Smithsonian, Slate, Huffington Post, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and TIME.
The Fort Plain Museum is located at 389 Canal Street, Fort Plain, NY.
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Admission is free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated.