On Thursday, January 10, 2019, the American Revolution Round Table: Hudson/Mohawk Valleys and Siena College’s McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution are proud to present, “Slavery and Dutch-Palatine Farmers: How did middle class farmers in New York interact with slavery?” by Travis M. Bowman. The event starts at 6:30 PM with time for socializing and networking followed by the program at 7:00 PM. The event will be held at Siena College, 515 Loudon Rd, Albany, NY 12211, in the Roger Bacon Building, Room 202, also known as Key Auditorium. Parking is free and please park in Lots L, F or G. Light refreshments will be served after the presentation.

Usually considered a Southern issue, slavery played a surprisingly large role in colonial and revolutionary era New York. Mr. Bowman will examine how slavery evolved in New York under the Dutch, British, and American systems of government and how the institution was utilized at a local and personal level among the Palatine immigrants and their descendants in the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys.

Travis M. Bowman is the Senior Curator of the New York State Bureau of Historic Sites, where he is responsible for the research, care, and exhibition of the collections at New York State’s historic sites and parks.

The American Revolution Round Table: Hudson/Mohawk Valleys is a joint venture by the following organizations; the Friends of Saratoga Battlefield, the Washington County Historical Society, the Saratoga National Historical Park, the Mohawk Country Association, the 34th Regiment of Foot Light Infantry Company, the Pundits Military Association, Customized Tours by James F. Hughto, and the Fort Plain Museum.