This week on The Historians Podcast, Russell Shorto discusses his new book, Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom. Shorto spoke earlier this month at the Fort Plain NY Museum’s American Revolution conference in the Mohawk Valley. He is also author of the best-selling history of New York City, The Island at the Center of the World. Listen to the podcast here. [Read more…] about Russell Shorto on the American Revolution
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The fourth annual conference takes place from Thursday, June 7 through Sunday, June 10 at various locations including Fulton-Montomery Community College in Johnstown. There will be speakers, a bus tour, dinner and a genealogy day. Listen to the podcast here. [Read more…] about Norm Bollen Talks 4th American Revolution Conference
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. [Read more…] about American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference Set
On Friday, November 10, 2017, the Fort Plain Museum is holding a book release signing and reception for Citizen Soldier: The Revolutionary War Journal of Joseph Bloomfield, edited by Mark Edward Lender and James Kirby Martin.
Bloomfield was an officer in the 3rd New Jersey Regiment from 1776 to 1779. His service took him from the Mohawk Valley (Guy Park Manor, Johnson Hall, Fort Dayton, Fort Stanwix and others) to Fort Ticonderoga in New York, to the battle of Brandywine in Pennsylvania, and to the battle of Monmouth in his native state. Also included are Bloomfield’s notes on the culture and behavior of the Iroquois tribes known collectively as the Six Nations, which played a crucial role in revolutionary New York. [Read more…] about Citizen Soldier: Rev War Journal of Joseph Bloomfield
This week on The Historians Podcast, Norm Bollen of the Fort Plain Museum previews this year’s American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley Conference. The event June 8-11 includes ten speakers, two bus tours of historic sites and a documentary film screening. Listen to the podcast here. [Read more…] about American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley
The Fort Plain Museum’s 3rd Annual American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference is back for 2017 and registrations are now being accepted. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
The Conference will be held June 8 to 11, 2017. There will be 10 presentations, 2 bus tours, a colonial tavern/dinner, an opening reception and more. [Read more…] about 3rd Annual American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference Set
The Fort Plain Museum has announced the return of its popular Fall Lecture Series. On Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 7 pm at the museum located at 389 Canal Street in Fort Plain, the museum presents “War on the Middleline – The Founding of a Community in the Kayaderossras Patent in the Midst of the American Revolution” by James Richmond. This is the first of four lectures that will take place at the museum.
James will focus on the Revolutionary War in Saratoga County and the surrounding area beyond the 1777 Battles at Saratoga. [Read more…] about War on the Middleline: The Founding of Kayaderosssras Patent
This week “The Historians” podcast features Brian Mack of the Fort Plain Museum in the Mohawk Valley who has led an effort on social media to draw attention to the region’s importance during the American Revolution. Through social media and the launch of a yearly conference, Mack and Norm Bollen of the Fort Plain Museum have reached out to historic sites clustered near Exit 29 of the New York State Thruway. You can listen to the podcast here. [Read more…] about The Revolutionary War And The Mohawk Valley
The Fort Plain Museum is taking the lead in organizing a new marketing association for the Mohawk Valley’s numerous 18th century historic sites. The new association will work to promote eight historic sites in western Montgomery County all within 4 to 6 miles of Exit 29 on the New York State Thruway.
Billed as “Mohawk Country, America’s First Frontier” the association’s first marketing effort has targeted the month of July. [Read more…] about Mohawk Country Heritage Association Forms
Senator Chuck Schumer, Congressman Chris Gibson, and Governor Andrew Cuomo have all been in the news recently on the subject of history tourism. It is instructive to compare and contrast their involvement in the subject.
On July 1, Senator Schumer visited the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, Greene County. The site is a privately operated. The cause of the visit was the unexpected discovery what appears to be original paintings from around 1836 by Thomas Cole which had been hidden under layers of paint. Schumer was contacted about federal funding to preserve the art. He not only supports the request, but also toured the site with executive director Betsy Jacks. [Read more…] about Schumer and Gibson on New York State History