Tag Archive for: History

A Sailor at Heart | The Life Story of Charles P. Byron

The prelude to the life story of Charles P. Byron begins as one walks through the entrance of the Old St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Queens of Quackery! Female Proprietors of Patent Medicines

“Queens of Quackery” A History at Home presentation by the National Bottle Museum hosted by Schoharie Crossing.

Lundstrom Bookcase’s Long Journey Home

Lundstrom sectional barrister bookcases are often found in local law offices and private homes,holding sets of law books and personal libraries.

Circa 1950s -Photo by Howard Ohlhous


On December 1, 1853, John Burnham was attempted to cross the aqueduct on the side without rails, slipped on the ice, and fell 20 or 25 feet to his death upon the rocks below.”

Mysteries of the Bowie Knife by Ann Schuyler

I sat by the window on the night of September 29th watching the last of four Super Full Moons when random memories ran through my mind.

Explore all that Mohawk Valley History has to offer

Mohawk Valley Museums highlights Mohawk Valley history while supporting  the museums and historical societies across the region.

Fenimore Art Museum By Beyond My Ken

Fenimore Art Museum presents virtual tours focused on the museum’s collections

Fenimore Art Museum presents free virtual tours focused on the museum’s collection on select Tuesdays from January – March.

A visit to the Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park

This week, Norm Bollen, board member of the Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park invited the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC) team to visit the museum and park.

Mohawk Valley Museums – Where history is happening!

Chances are you’ve seen the Mohawk Valley History and Arts link at the top of our website. This link takes you to our latest project, Mohawk Valley Museums.

Tag Archive for: History

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Revolutionary War Conference

Revolutionary War Conference

The Revolutionary War Conference 250 in the Mohawk Valley June 14-16, 2024 at the Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Visual Arts & Communications Building Theater, located at  2805 NY-67, Johnstown, NY.

Fort Plain Museum hosts the 2024 Revolutionary War Conference. Image by The Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park.Please complete the registration form and return to the Fort Plain Museum as soon as possible to secure you place in this very popular historical conference.

Conference includes many guest speakers and for additional cost a local bus tour of historic sites.

To pay registration fees and additional ticket for the Bus Tour please visit Pay Registration – Purchase Bus Tour


Please Park in Lots 5, 4 or Visitor’s Lot.

Hotel Accommodations

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 $130.00 plus tax/fees per night for June 13-16, 2024. Guests
must call (518) 762-4686 before May 10, 2024 and the rooms have been booked under “Fort
Plain Museum Conference”.

Please click the link for a list for Additional Local Lodging Options.