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.
The talk will feature the impact of the war on the average citizen as told “in their own words” in original documents such as the records of the Committees of Correspondence, private journals, and pension application files. Attendees will have the opportunity to read from these personal accounts on a voluntary basis. The talk will culminate with the story of the British raid on Middleline Road in Ballston in October 1780, and the experiences of the men captured and imprisoned in Canada. Books will be available for purchase.
James is retired from the General Electric Company with a life-long interest in Genealogy and American History. He has written several articles on the roots of the New England Richmond family, as well as articles on local history relating to locations in Saratoga County, New York.
There is no fee but donations are appreciated.
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