Mohawk Valley American Revolution Conference Announced

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Fort Plain MuseumThe Fort Plain Museum has announced this years Conference on the American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley. Nine authors and historians will present on various topics related to the conflict.

On Thursday, there will be a bus tour of the Western Mohawk Country Historic Sites, including Fort Plain/Fort Rensselaer (Fort Plain Museum), the General Herkimer Home, the 1747 Nellis Tavern, the Van Alstyne Tavern (Homestead), Fort Klock, the Palatine Church, the Stone Arabia and Klock’s Battlefields, the Stone Arabia Churches, and the Grave of Colonel John Brown, the Hero of the Battle of Stone Arabia. After the tour, the Fort Plain Museum will hold a cocktail reception with refreshments.

On Friday, there will be another bus tour of the Eastern Mohawk Country Historic Sites. These sites include the following: Fort Johnson Historic Landmark, Fort Hunter (Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site), Johnson Hall State Historic Site, the Drumm House, the Tryon County Courthouse, the Colonial Cemetery, the Fort Johnstown Jail, the Johnstown Battlefield, the Montgomery County History & Archives, the Kateri Indian Museum (Liberty Pole Site).

On Friday Evening, June 10th from 4 pm to 6 pm, Taste NY will be sponsoring  a cocktail reception at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. There will be wine and beer tasting from local NY wineries and breweries, as well as food tasting from several Taste NY vendors. Also, several historic artisans will exhibit their goods.

The Conference portion will be a day and half, starting on Saturday June 11th at 8 am and will conclude on Sunday June 12th by 1 pm. The Conference will be held at the Fulton-Montgomery Community College Auditorium, which is located in the Visual Arts and Communications Building. The College is located at 2805 State Highway 67 in Johnstown. Attendees will receive a boxed lunch with beverage and beverages/refreshments will be served throughout the Conference.

Saturday June 11th & Sunday June 12th Speakers include:
• J.L. Bell – The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War
• Darren Bonaparte – Colonel Louis, Oneidas at Oriskany
• Todd Braisted – Grand Forage 1778: The Battleground Around New York City
• Lois Huey – Molly Brant A Legacy Of Her Own
• Edward G. Lengel – How George Washington Built His and the Nation’s Prosperity
• James Kirby Martin – Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered
• Dr. Bruce Venter – The Battle of Hubbardton: The Rear Guard Action that Saved America
• Philip D. Weaver – The 3rd New Jersey in the Mohawk Valley
• Archeological Review of New York’s British & American Revolutionary War Fortifications Revolutionary War Fortifications

The Fulton-Montgomery Community College catering service is providing box lunches that will included a sandwich, beverage, chips, cookie and fruit. Lunch will be served at noon during the Saturday session. Coffee, water, and other beverages and refreshments will be available throughout.

On Saturday Evening, starting at 6 pm, there will be a dinner with a Keynote speaker at the Historic 1765 Goose Van Alstyne Tavern. The Journal of the American Revolution Editor, Don Hagist will discuss the Journal, their mission and all of their current and future endeavors. Talk history with the Conference Authors/Historians in attendance. The dinner will include an appetizer, the main dish, and dessert with coffee. There will be a cash bar. The Tavern is located at 42 Moyer St, Canajoharie.

Registration deadline is May 27, 2016. For more information, and to register contact Brian Mack at (518) 774-5669 or

3 thoughts on “Mohawk Valley American Revolution Conference Announced

  1. Brian Mack

    Hi Dan,
    Here are the prices for each segment of the conference:
    Conference Presentations $50
    Banquet Dinner $50
    Bus Tour 1 $35
    Bus Tour 2 $35

    Thank you,
    Brian Mack
    Fort Plain Museum
    Mohawk Country Association

  2. Richard C. Nowell

    Greeting from Ontario

    Where are the attendees staying while attending the Conference.




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