The Fort Plain Museum has announced the Sir William Johnson and the Wars for Empire Conference, featuring nine speakers and a bus tour, is set for October 15th through 17th.
David L. Preston, an award-winning historian of American military history and author of Braddock’s Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution (Oxford Univ. Press, 2017) is the conference’s Head of Faculty.
David L. Preston – William Johnson’s Shaping of the Operational Environment in 1755
Darren Bonaparte – Wampum: Sir William Johnson and the Haudenosaunee
John Grenier – Robert Rogers and Sir William Johnson: A Complicated Relationship
Ben Hughes – The Siege of Fort William Henry A Year on the Northeastern Frontier
Jon-Eric Nelson—Connecticut Provincials at the Battle of Lake George
Jon W. Parmenter – The End of an Atlantic Life: The Death of Sir William Johnson (1774) in Imperial Context
Timothy J. Shannon – Indians and Colonists at the Crossroads of Empire: A 20-Year Retrospective
Glenn F. Williams – Williams Johnson and King George’s War (1744-1748)
Scott Hafner – Old Fort Johnson’s Role in the French & Indian War
The bus tour on October 15th will visit each site associated with Maj. Gen. William Johnson’s victory on September 8th, 1755, a significant event in the first year of the French & Indian War, Bloody Morning Scout, the Lake George Battlefield and Bloody Pond.
Read stories about Sir William Johnson from the New York Almanack.