The Fort Plain Museum is set to hold their Annual American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference on June 11 – 14, 2020, at the Fulton-Montgomery Community College. [Read more…] about American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference Set
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Fort Plain Museum’s Christmas at the Fort
The Fort Plain Museum is set to hold its annual Christmas at the Fort holiday event on Saturday, December 7th, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Back this year is the local author book fair featuring local authors from the Mohawk Valley and Capital Region. Authors will sign and discuss their books on Mohawk Valley history, the American Revolution, the Civil War, Science Fiction/Horror, Politics, and more nonfiction/fiction works. [Read more…] about Fort Plain Museum’s Christmas at the Fort
Small Business Sat, Museum Store Sun in Fort Plain
The Fort Plain Museum is set to participate in Small Business Saturday and Museum Store Sunday, by offering 20% off entire purchases on Saturday, November 30th and Sunday, December 1st.
Free admission to the museum will be included with any purchase. [Read more…] about Small Business Sat, Museum Store Sun in Fort Plain
Marinus Willett, the Battle of Johnstown, and a Hated Loyalist
The Battle of Johnstown and the death of Walter Butler are considered two of the more important events in the final phase of the Revolutionary War in the Mohawk Valley. More than any other events in his life, these events are seen as raising Col. Marinus Willett from to the status of “Hero of the Mohawk Valley.”
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Sullivan-Clinton Campaign Symposium in Fort Plain
The Fort Plain Museum will host a symposium on the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign against Native Americans in 1779 on Saturday, November 2nd. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. [Read more…] about Sullivan-Clinton Campaign Symposium in Fort Plain
A Unique Mohawk Valley American Revolution Tour
Four historic groups spanning the US and Canada border have come together to create, In the Footsteps of the Ancestors, a series of unique, custom-designed tours running September 29th through October 4th, that will provide guests with an opportunity to explore history through immersive activities. [Read more…] about A Unique Mohawk Valley American Revolution Tour
Campaign to Saratoga 1777 Book Talk, Signing
Saratoga National Historical Park Ranger and Historian Eric Schnitzer is set to give a talk on his newly released book, Don Troiani’s Campaign to Saratoga – 1777, on Thursday, October 3rd at the Fort Plain Museum.
The Battles of Saratoga are cited as the turning point in the Revolutionary War. Historical painter Don Troiani and historian Eric Schnitzer combine their talents in this new book on Saratoga, the Revolutionary War campaign. This illustrated history features many new artworks, previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, photographs of important artifacts, and a solid, detailed historical narrative including background on the campaigns leading up to Saratoga. [Read more…] about Campaign to Saratoga 1777 Book Talk, Signing
Alexander Hamilton’s Birth, Wedding, and Newburgh Conspiracy
The Fort Plain Museum is set to welcome back Hamilton Historian Michael E. Newton on Wednesday, July 17, to discuss three of the most interesting topics from his new book Discovering Hamilton (Eleftheria Publishing, 2019).
Based on newly discovered legal testimonies from St. Croix, Newton presents new evidence and conclusions regarding Alexander Hamilton’s birthdate, places of residence, religion, parents, and more. He will also scrutinize a well-known “fact” regarding Hamilton’s wedding to Elizabeth Schuyler (which took place at the Schuyler Mansion in Albany) and will reexamine Hamilton’s involvement in the Newburgh Conspiracy. [Read more…] about Alexander Hamilton’s Birth, Wedding, and Newburgh Conspiracy
Am Rev Conference Free for Montgomery Co History Teachers, Students
The 2019 American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference is this weekend, June 7-9, at the Fort Plain Museum, 389 Canal St, Fort Plain. The conference is free for all history teachers and students from and associated with Montgomery County, public and private schools and colleges. [Read more…] about Am Rev Conference Free for Montgomery Co History Teachers, Students
Mohawk Valley American Revolution Conference In June
The Annual American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference has been set for June 6-9, 2019. This is the fifth year the Fort Plain Museum has held the conference. [Read more…] about Mohawk Valley American Revolution Conference In June