The Fort Plain Museum will host The American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference, featuring 11 speakers and a bus tour, from August 6th through 8th, 2021, at Fulton-Montgomery Community College.
A Fireside Chat with William M. Fowler, Jr. and Guest Host Christian Di Spigna – Revolution Breaks-Out in Boston and it’s the Usual Suspects, Adams, Hancock, Warren, Revere, and others;
Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy – The Architect of the British War for America: Lord George Germain;
Eric H. Schnitzer – The Value of Revisionism: Don Troiani’s Campaign to Saratoga – 1777 John Knight – Banastre Tarleton and the British Legion: The Elite Loyalist Regiment Fighting for the King;
Todd W. Braisted – In Reduced Circumstances: Loyalist Women and British Government Assistance, 1779-1783
Katie Turner Getty – Escape from New York! American Prisoners of War and the Jails and Prison Ships of New York;
Wade P. Catts & Robert A. Selig – The Battles of Stone Arabia and Klock’s Field, October 19, 1780: A Study;
James E. Richmond – War on the Middleline: The Founding of a Community in the Kayaderosseras Patent in the Midst of the American Revolution; and
Wayne Lenig – Fort Plain, Fort Plank and Fort Rensselaer: the Revolutionary War Fortifications at Canajohary.
The bus tour, set for August 6th will feature the Stone Arabia and Klock’s Battlefield Historic Sites, following the avenues of approach, a viewing of the battle areas, a visit to the historic churches burned in battle, the sites of Forts Kayser & Paris, several farms that were burned, a stop at the Palatine Church that was spared the torch. Similar stops are also planned for Klock’s Battlefield. A lunch stop will be included.
The conference will be held at the Visual Arts & Communications Building (Campus Map Building #2) on the Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s campus, located at 2805 NY-67, in Johnstown.
For more information or to register for the conference, visit the Fort Plain Museum’s website.