The Fort Plain Museum has announced the American Revolution Conference in the Mohawk Valley will return in 2022 with 13 speakers and a bus tour from June 9th through 12th, in Johnstown.
The Bus Tour, “Drums Along the Mohawk: General Nicholas Herkimer, the Battle of Oriskany and Siege of Fort Schuyler (Stanwix)” will be held on Thursday, June 9th. Tour Leaders Glenn F. Williams and Norman J. Bollen will guide attendees through the pages of Walter D. Edmonds’ book, Drums Along the Mohawk.
Tour stops included the Fort Stanwix National Monument, the Oriskany Battlefield, the General Herkimer Homestead, the Palatine Church, the sites of Fort Herkimer and Fort Dayton, and more. Lunch and a Bus Tour Booklet are included.
Conference – June 10th-12th The Conference is expanded to include 13 Speakers and will begin on Friday, June 10th at 1 pm, and continues all day Saturday, June 11th and ends about 12:30 pm on Sunday June 12th.
- Fireside Chat with John “Jack” Buchanan and Guest Host Bruce M. Venter – Rice Kings, “Pack of Beggars”, and Smelly Continentals – Revolution in the Deep South with the Swamp Fox, the Gamecock, and other characters “Agile, Mobile, and Hostile”
- Edward G. Lengel – Enigmatic Warrior: Light-Horse Harry Lee and the Southern Campaign
- William M. Fowler, Jr. – The Revolution’s Odd Couple: John Hancock and Samuel Adams – This Talk is Supported by the Dr. Joseph Warren Foundation
- James Kirby Martin – A Contagion of Violence: The Human Slaughter in Frontier New York: 1775-1783
- Mark Edward Lender – John Brown’s Raid on Fort Ticonderoga in September 1777
- Ricardo A. Herrera – Feeding Washington’s Army: Surviving the Valley Forge Winter of 1778
- Eric H. Schnitzer – Brave and Gallant: Black and African American Military Men at Saratoga
- Craig Bruce Smith – The Interests of Our Dearest Country: Honor and the Continental Army
- David Head – George Washington and a Very Mysterious Business: Tracking Down the Newburgh Conspiracy
- Christian McBurney – Dark Voyage: An American Privateer’s War on Britain’s African Slave Trade
- Glenn F. Williams – Leadership from Both Sides During the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign of 1779
- Robert A. Selig – The Road to Yorktown: Moving the Army from Newport, Rhode Island to Yorktown, Virginia
Lunch on Saturday is included in the registration fee. Lunch will consist of sandwiches, sides and beverages. There will also be coffee/beverage breaks throughout.
The conference will take place at the Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Theater – The Visual Arts & Communications Building (Campus Map Building #2), located at 2805 NY-67, Johnstown.
For more information and to register, visit the Fort Plain Museum website.
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