We at The Fort Plain Museum hope everyone is healthy and staying safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
Your health and safety, is our first concern; therefore we decided to move the conference to September 10-13, 2020.
If you cannot attend in September, a complete refund will be given. Please email Brian with any questions at email@example.com
Thank you for your support, stay safe and much good health to you all.
-The Fort Plain Museum Board of Trustees
Lineup of historians/authors (September 11-13):
Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy - The Architect of the British War for America: Lord George Germain
Craig Bruce Smith - The Interests of Our Dearest Country: Honor and the Continental Army
James Kirby Martin - A Contagion of Violence: The Human Slaughter in Frontier New York: 1775-1783
Mark Edward Lender - John Brown's Raid on Fort Ticonderoga in September 1777
Lindsay M. Chervinsky - Councils of War and the Cabinet: How the Revolutionary War Shaped the Presidency
David Head - George Washington and a Very Mysterious Business: Tracking Down the Newburgh Conspiracy
Eric H. Schnitzer - The Value of Revisionism: Don Troiani's Campaign to Saratoga – 1777
Todd W. Braisted - In Reduced Circumstances: Loyalist Women and British Government Assistance, 1779-1783
Katie Turner Getty - Women Aiding American Prisoners of War and Escapees in New York
James E. Richmond - War on the Middleline: The Founding of a Community in the Kayaderosseras Patent in the Midst of the American Revolution
Wayne Lenig - Fort Plain, Fort Plank and Fort Rensselaer: the Revolutionary War Fortifications at Canajohary
Robert A. Selig - Saturday Dinner Speaker - American Revolutionary War Battlefield Preservation: the Mohawk Valley and Beyond.
The Fulton-Montgomery Community College's Theater - The Visual Arts & Communications Building (Campus Map Building #2) - 2805 NY-67, Johnstown, NY 12095 - Please Park in Lots 5, 4 or Visitor's Lot
Bus Tour #1
Forts & Fortified Homes of the Mohawk - Thursday, September 10, 2020
This is an indepth, never done before tour of the historic forts, fortified homes and sites that formed the defensive perimeter around Fort Rensselaer (Fort Plain). Site visits will include Fort Failing, Fort Ehle, Fort Clyde, Fort Plank, Fort Rensselaer, Fort Kayser, Fort Paris, Fort Nellis, Fort Klock and more. The Lunch stop will be at the Fort Plain Museum.
Bus Tour #2
Stone Arabia & Klock’s Battlefields, 240 Years Later - Friday, September 11, 2020
This is an indepth, never done before tour of the Stone Arabia and Klock’s Battlefield Historic Sites. This detailed tour of the Stone Arabia Battlefield will follow the avenues of approach, view battle areas, visit the historic churches burned in battle, and the sites of Forts Kayser & Paris, several farms that were burned. We will stop at the Palatine Church that was spared the torch. Similar stops are also planned for Klock’s Battlefield. A lunch stop will be included.
Bus Tours include admissions to all historic/museum sites, lunch, and a tour booklet. Both Bus Tours will pick up and drop off at the college, located at 2805 NY-67, Johnstown, NY 12095, parking lots B and C
American Revolutionary War Battlefield Preservation - Saturday, September 12th - The Bridge Walk at the Perthshire - 112 Perthshire Drive, Amsterdam, NY 12010
Robert A. Selig will present on various battlefield preservation efforts including battlefields in the Mohawk Valley, Princeton, other sites like Valley Forge and more.
The dinner includes a choice of three entrees with sides, salad and dessert. There will also be a Cocktail Hour with cash bar.
Living History and Genealogy:
Friday, September 11, 2020 - Various Historic Sites/Museums and Times
Visit several Mohawk Valley historic sites and museums for living history demonstrations and genealogy related talks. Genealogy information will be available for viewing.
More information will be posted soon.
Conference Registration Information:
The conference is back at the Fulton-Montgomery Community College and is limited to 200 seats (sold out for 2018 and would have been sold out for 2019). The Bus Tours are limited to 55 seats per tour. There is a $10 discount if you sign up for the conference by August 15, 2020. Please sign up early so you don't miss out. Deadline to sign-up by is Monday, September 7, 2020.
Any questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 518-774-5669
The Holiday Inn Johnstown/Gloversville is the official Conference Lodging. The Holiday Inn is located at 308 N Comrie Ave, Johnstown, NY 12095. The Holiday Inn is holding a block of rooms at a Conference rate of $105.00 plus tax/fees per night for September 9 through 12, 2020. Guests must call (518) 762-4686 before August 15, 2020 and the rooms have been booked under “Conference on the American Revolution”.
Please visit http://www.fortplainmuseum.com/conference for complete details.
100% of the proceeds from this event go right back into museum exhibits and educational events. We thank you for your support of The Fort Plain Museum.
Fort Plain Museum
The Fort Plain Museum began operation in 1961 as the Fort Plain Restoration with an emphasis on rebuilding Revolutionary War Fort Plain. The Museum is located in the Village of Fort Plain and Town of Minden. The village of Fort Plain was originally named after the fort, an important military outpost in the Revolutionary War.The museum property encompasses an historical park of approximately 75 acres.
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