The Annual American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference has been set for June 6-9, 2019. This is the fifth year the Fort Plain Museum has held the conference. [Read more…] about Mohawk Valley American Revolution Conference In June
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The Fort Plain Museum has announced the 5th Annual American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference has been set for June 6-9, 2019.
The 2019 Conference will feature a line-up of 12 notable historian/authors presenting on a wide variety of topics related to the American Revolution. [Read more…] about Mohawk Valley American Revolution Conference Set for June
The Fort Plain Museum has announced a George Washington’s Birthday Symposium, set for Saturday, February 16, 2019, at The Fulton-Montgomery Community College, 2805 NY-67, Johnstown.
Four renown historians/authors will present on Washington; Edward G. Lengel with “Setting the Example: George Washington’s Military Leadership,” Bruce Chadwick with “George & Martha,” William Larry Kidder with “George Washington’s Ten Crucial Days: Trenton and Princeton,” and Norman J. Bollen, “George Washington and the Mohawk Frontier.” [Read more…] about George Washington Symposium in Fort Plain
This week on The Historians podcast, Norm Bollen, chairman of the board of the Fort Plain Museum, discusses his book George Washington and the Mohawk Frontier. [Read more…] about George Washington and the Mohawk Frontier
The Fort Plain Museum has announced a George Washington’s Birthday Symposium, set for Saturday, February 16, 2019.
Four historians and authors will present on Washington: Edward G. Lengel will present “Setting the Example: George Washington’s Military Leadership;” Bruce Chadwick will present “George & Martha;” William Larry Kidder will present “George Washington’s Ten Crucial Days: Trenton and Princeton;” and Norman J. Bollen who will present “George Washington and the Mohawk Frontier.” [Read more…] about George Washington’s Birthday Symposium in Fort Plain
On Thursday, November 15, 2018, the Fort Plain Museum is set to host military historian and author Edward G. Lengel, author of several award winning books on George Washington and the First World War, who will present “The American Way of War from the Revolution to World War I”.
A Revolutionary War and World War I historian, Lengel argues that the idea of a uniquely “American Way of War” dates back to colonial days, and especially to a dramatic, and losing, battle in which George Washington played a major role. The ideas about American versus European tactics and military behavior that this battle generated continues to influence the United States today. [Read more…] about American Way of War: Revolution to World War I
The Fort Plain Museum is set to host Beyond the Battles of Saratoga – “The Fate of General Burgoyne’s Army,” led by Larry Arnold on Thursday, November 8th. The event starts at 7 pm and will be held at the museum located at 389 Canal Street, Fort Plain, NY. [Read more…] about Beyond Saratoga: The Fate of Burgoyne’s Army
The Fort Plain Museum is set to host “The ‘Willigee Negroes’: Sir Peter Warren, Sir William Johnson and the First Permanent Settlement in the Mohawk Valley West of Schenectady” by Daniel T. Weaver, on Thursday, October 25th at 7 pm.
The presentation will include information about the Willigee Patent, believed to be the first permanent European settlement in the Mohawk Valley west of Schenectady, and its earliest settlers—the Coppernol, Van Olinda, and Phillips families. Evidence will be presented concerning the identity of the “Willigee Negroes” mentioned in Sir William Johnson’s Papers as well as William Johnson’s relationship with them during his first years in America. [Read more…] about Early Settlers West of Schenectady Oct 25th
The Fort Plain Museum is set to host “Kill Jeff Davis: The Union Raid on Richmond, 1864,” a presentation by Bruce M. Venter, on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 7 pm.
The goal of the controversial Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid on Richmond (February 28–March 3, 1864) was to free some 13,000 Union prisoners of war held in the Confederate capital. But orders found on the dead body of the raid’s subordinate commander, Colonel Ulric Dahlgren, point instead to a plot to capture or kill Confederate president Jefferson Davis and set Richmond ablaze. What really happened, and how and why, are debated to this day. [Read more…] about Kill Jeff Davis: The Union Raid on Richmond
A one-day Revolutionary War tour led by by Bruce Venter and local historians has been set for Friday, September 21, 2018, from 8 am to 4 pm.
“Forts and Fights: The Revolutionary War in the Mohawk Valley” will leave from Johnstown, and explore sites in the Mohawk Valley during the Revolutionary War; sites that are less frequently visited or on private property. [Read more…] about Forts and Fights: Revolutionary War in the Mohawk Valley