Registrations are now being accepted for the Fort Plain Museum’s American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference. The Conference will be held June 8 -11, 2017. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Sign-ups are due by Tuesday, June 6.
On Saturday June 10 and Sunday June 11 at the Fulton-Montgomery Community College, there will be ten presentations:
William M. Fowler Jr. – An American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years After Yorktown, 1781-1783
Gavin K. Watt – Neighbours Against Neighbours – Fort Schuyler and Oriskany
Eric H. Schnitzer – Tactics of the 1777 Battles of Saratoga
Christian M. McBurney – Abductions in the American Revolution in Northern New York
Matthew J. Hollis & David A. Ranzan – Middling Officers in the Mohawk Valley
Dean R. Snow – Oneidas, Mohawks, and the Saratoga Campaign
Wayne Lenig – 1780, the Year of the Burning — The War on the Mohawk Frontier
Todd W. Braisted – The Royalist Corps in the Burgoyne Campaign
Robert A. Geake – From Slaves to Soldiers: The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolution
Daniel M. Sivilich – Musket Balls: Diagnostic Tools for Military Sites
On Friday June 9, there will be a Bus Tour of the “Drums Along the Mohawk” Historic Sites. A Reception will follow this bus tour at the college with Mohawk Valley vendors and a preview of Benedict Arnold: Hero Betrayed. The Thursday June 8, Bus Tour of the Mohawk Country Historic Sites located in Montgomery County is sold out.
On Saturday Evening, June 10, an “Evening at the Tavern” at the Van Alstyne Homestead will be held. Join Lieutenant General John “Gentleman Johnny” Burgoyne as he discusses how he lost America and a colonial dinner with all the fix-ins including drinks will be served.
Thank you to our Conference sponsors; Montgomery County, Fulton County Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Patriot Federal Bank, Westholme Publishing, Battlemaps.us, the Journal of the American Revolution, and the Mohawk Country Association.