Several history related conferences are scheduled for this spring in New York State. Here is a rundown: [Read more…] about 2024 Upcoming History Conferences in New York State
Fort Plain Museum
The Fort Plain Museum’s annual Christmas at the Fort event will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 11 am to 5 pm. During this event, there is a 40% – 50% off clearance book sale on select titles while the entire bookstore and gift is 20% the entire purchase. German Beer will be served by Eisenadler Brauhaus, a local brewery from Nelliston and wide variety of refreshments will be provided. [Read more…] about Fort Plain Museum’s Annual Christmas at the Fort Event Saturday
On October 20-22, 2023 the Fort Plain Museum in the Mohawk Valley will host the Sir William Johnson and the Wars for Empire Conference. [Read more…] about Sir William Johnson and the Wars for Empire Conference Set for October
Archaeological excavations are underway at Fort Plain Museum on weekends through August 27, 2023 with the goal of seeking archaeological information to help in the reconstruction of ovens and a bakehouse that are believed to once have stood at the Revolutionary War era fort. [Read more…] about Archaeological Excavations Underway at Revolutionary Fort Plain
As the nation prepares to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution, Montgomery County, NY is making its own preparations by establishing a commission to create educational programming, events and messaging to promote the county’s significant connections to the Revolutionary War. [Read more…] about Montgomery County Establishes Commission for America’s 250th Anniversary
The Fort Plain Museum will host their annual conference, “The Revolutionary War Conference 250 in the Mohawk Valley,” the only conference in the country featuring the America’s 250th Anniversary, June 9th through 11th, in Johnstown, Fulton County, NY. [Read more…] about Revolutionary War Conference in the Mohawk Valley
The Fort Plain Museum has announced their Revolutionary War Conference 250 has been set for June 9th through 11th at the Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Theater in Johnstown, Fulton County, NY.
On October 19, 1780, Loyalists, Native Allies and British soldiers led by Lieutenant Colonel Sir John Johnson and Captain Joseph Brant began destroying farms in Stone Arabia, a village about a mile north of Fort Keyser, in what was then Tryon County (today, Palatine Township in Montgomery County).
Colonel John Brown, leading a force of New York and Massachusetts revolutionaries left Fort Paris in Stone Arabia in an attempt to attack what he believed was a smaller, isolated enemy force. [Read more…] about Battles of Stone Arabia, Klock’s Field Archeological Study Complete
The 1779 Sullivan-Clinton campaign against the Iroquois has been described as implementing a “scorched earth” policy for no useful purpose other than eradicating Indigenous People, a failed attempt to capture Fort Niagara, or a wild success that denied the enemies of American Revolution free access to Western New York.
Few campaigns of the American War for Independence have been more controversial than the Continental Army’s invasion of the Iroquois Confederacy in 1779. [Read more…] about 1779 Sullivan-Clinton Campaign Against the Iroquois: Retribution or Genocide?
Selections from the new documentary Benedict Arnold: Hero Betrayed will be shown. James Kirby Martin, executive producer of the film and author of the book upon which it is based will present the historical context and Tom Mercer producer and script writer will talk about the making of this ground breaking cinematic documentary. [Read more…] about Benedict Arnold Documentary Behind the Scenes Talk