Saratoga National Historical Park Ranger and Historian Eric Schnitzer is set to give a talk on his newly released book, Don Troiani’s Campaign to Saratoga – 1777, on Thursday, October 3rd at the Fort Plain Museum.
The Battles of Saratoga are cited as the turning point in the Revolutionary War. Historical painter Don Troiani and historian Eric Schnitzer combine their talents in this new book on Saratoga, the Revolutionary War campaign. This illustrated history features many new artworks, previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, photographs of important artifacts, and a solid, detailed historical narrative including background on the campaigns leading up to Saratoga.
Eric Schnitzer is park ranger/historian at Saratoga National Historical Park (Saratoga Battlefield), where he has worked since 1997. Schnitzer earned his degrees in History and Fine Art from the University at Albany in 1998. He is Founder and commander of the recreated 62nd Regiment of Foot, and enjoys researching, interpreting, and writing about all aspects concerning the Northern Campaign of 1777. He and his wife, Jenna, who shares his love of all this, live in an 18th-century house in the White Creek Historic District, located a stone’s throw from Bennington Battlefield and the estate of Simeon Covell, a royalist captain who served in Burgoyne’s Army.
The program starts at 6:30 pm and will be held at the Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Allen House located at 2805 NY-67, Johnstown. There is a $10 admission fee and preregistration is required. Books will be available for purchase.
For more information or to register, call (518) 774-5669, or visit the Fort Plain Museum website.
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