The Fort Plain Museum’s American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference has been set for June 7-9, 2018.
The conference will include 11 presentations, a Bus Tour of 1778, a new Genealogy Day, a new fundraising dinner featuring portrayals of George Washington and James Madison, a presentation by Russell Shorto, and more.
Scheduled Author/Historian Presentations:
Thursday, June 7, 2018 – Author Presentation:
Michael E. Newton – Alexander Hamilton’s Revolutionary War Service
Friday, June 8, 2018 – Author Presentation:
Russell Shorto – Revolution Song: America’s Founding Era in Six Remarkable Lives
Saturday/Sunday, June 9-10, 2018 – Author Presentations:
Edward G. Lengel – George Washington and the Burning of New York City, 1776
Eric H. Schnitzer – “Hessians” at the Battle of Bennington, 1777
James L. Nelson – Benedict Arnold’s Navy: The Story of the Rag Tag Fleet that Lost the Battle of Valcour Island and Won the American Revolution
Don N. Hagist – Redcoats Along the Mohawk: British Soldiers in Western New York, 1777-1783
Bruce M. Venter – Benedict Arnold’s Nemesis: Colonel John Brown’s Fateful Journey to the Mohawk Valley
Jennifer DeBruin – Traitors, Spies & Heroes: Loyalist Espionage in the American Revolution
Glenn F. Williams – Sir William Johnson, the Iroquois Confederacy and Lord Dunmore’s War
John Buchanan – Two Warriors: George Washington and Sir William Howe
Wayne Lenig – The Tryon County Committee of Safety
Panel Discussion – Patriot or Loyalist?
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Bus Tour of the 1778 Battle & Raid Sites
A bus tour of historic sites featuring the events of 1778; the Battle of Cobleskill, the Cherry Valley Massacre, Springfield, Andrustown, Adam Helmer’s Run, Fort Herkimer and Fort Plain/Rensselaer. Lunch stop in Cooperstown.
Friday, June 8, 2018
Visit Mohawk Country historic sites (sites, schedules and admission fees will be posted separately). Sites will have presentations and/or historians on hand to discuss the families that fought on both sides during the American Revolution.
Saturday, June 9, 2018 (Evening)
An Evening with Washington and Madison – Fundraiser Dinner
Join George Washington and James Madison, protrayed by Brian Hilton and Kyle Jenks, as they discuss their journeys to upstate New York and other founding moments.
An all new fundraising dinner, including a cash bar with a variety of alcohol and non-alcohol beverages will be held at The Bridge Walk at the Perthshire in Amsterdam
The Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham is the official Conference lodging. The Microtel is located at 136 North Comrie Avenue, Johnstown. The Microtel is holding a block of rooms at a Conference rate of $79 plus tax per night for June 6 through 9, 2017. Guests must call (518) 362-7022 before May 9, 2018 and the rooms have been booked under “Fort Plain Museum Conference”.
Registration is required, last day to register is Thursday, May 31, 2018. For more information and to register, click here.