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American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference 2020

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Fulton Montgomery Community College

2805 New York 67

Johnstown, NY 12095

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We at The Fort Plain Museum hope everyone is healthy and staying safe. We wish you all much good health. We hope the coronavirus pandemic passes quickly.

Your health and safety is our first concern; we are closely monitoring the situation and will make well informed decisions quickly. Currently, the Conference will still be held June 11-14. We are working on possible postponement dates for the fall, if needed. If the Conference is cancelled or postponed to another date that an attendee can not attend, we will guarantee a 100% refund. If you have any questions, please email Brian at brianm248420@hotmail.com

Thank you for your support, stay safe and much good health to you all.
-The Fort Plain Museum Board of Trustees

Lineup of historians/authors:

  • Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy - The Architect of the British War for America: Lord George Germain

  • Craig Bruce Smith - The Interests of Our Dearest Country: Honor and the Continental Army

  • 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

  • Lindsay M. Chervinsky - Councils of War and the Cabinet: How the Revolutionary War Shaped the Presidency

  • David Head - George Washington and a Very Mysterious Business: Tracking Down the Newburgh Conspiracy

  • Eric H. Schnitzer - The Value of Revisionism: Don Troiani's Campaign to Saratoga – 1777

  • Todd W. Braisted - In Reduced Circumstances: Loyalist Women and British Government Assistance, 1779-1783

  • Katie Turner Getty - Women Aiding American Prisoners of War and Escapees in New York

  • James E. Richmond - War on the Middleline: The Founding of a Community in the Kayaderosseras Patent in the Midst of the American Revolution

  • Wayne Lenig - Fort Plain, Fort Plank and Fort Rensselaer: the Revolutionary War Fortifications at Canajohary

  • Robert A. Selig - Saturday Dinner Speaker - "In the Morning We Began to Strip and Bury the Dead:” A Context for Burial Practices During the American War for Independence

  • South River Heritage Consultants - Stone Arabia and Klock's Battlefields Study Update

We would like to welcome back, the Master of Ceremony, the Voice of the Mohawk Valley, Bob Cudmore. After a one year absence, Bob will be back to introduce our line-up of wonderful speakers.

Conference Location:

The Fulton-Montgomery Community College's Theater - The Visual Arts & Communications Building (Campus Map Building #2) - 2805 NY-67, Johnstown, NY 12095 - Please Park in Lots 5, 4 or Visitor's Lot

Bus Tour #1

Forts & Fortified Homes of the Mohawk - Thursday, June 11, 2020

This is an indepth, never done before tour of the historic forts, fortified homes and sites that formed the defensive perimeter around Fort Rensselaer (Fort Plain). Site visits will include Fort Failing, Fort Ehle, Fort Clyde, Fort Plank, Fort Rensselaer, Fort Kayser, Fort Paris, Fort Nellis, Fort Klock and more. The Lunch stop will be at the Fort Plain Museum.

Bus Tour #2

Stone Arabia & Klock’s Battlefields, 240 Years Later - Friday, June 12, 2020

This is an indepth, never done before tour of the Stone Arabia and Klock’s Battlefield Historic Sites. This detailed tour of the Stone Arabia Battlefield will follow the avenues of approach, view battle areas, visit the historic churches burned in battle, and the sites of Forts Kayser & Paris, several farms that were burned. We will 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.

Bus Tours include admissions to all historic/museum sites, lunch, and a tour booklet. Both Bus Tours will pick up and drop off at the college, located at 2805 NY-67, Johnstown, NY 12095, parking lots B and C.

Fundraiser Dinner:

American Revolutionary War Battlefield Preservation - Saturday, June 13th - The Bridge Walk at the Perthshire - 112 Perthshire Drive, Amsterdam, NY 12010

Robert A. Selig - "In the Morning We Began to Strip and Bury the Dead:” A Context for Burial Practices During the American War for Independence - The Presentation will start at the conclusion of dinner.

The dinner includes a choice of three entrees (vegetarian option included) with sides, salad and dessert.

There will also be a Cocktail Hour with cash bar.

Living History and Genealogy:

Friday, June 12, 2020 - Various Historic Sites/Museums and Times

Visit several Mohawk Valley historic sites and museums for living history demonstrations and genealogy related talks. Genealogy information will be available for viewing.

More information will be posted soon.

Conference Registration Information:

The conference is back at the Fulton-Montgomery Community College and is limited to 200 seats (sold out for 2018 and would have been sold out for 2019). The Bus Tours are limited to 55 seats per tour. There is a $10 discount if you sign up for the conference by May 15, 2020. Please sign up early so you don't miss out.

Any questions, please email: brianm248420@hotmail.com or call: 518-774-5669

Conference Lodging:

The Holiday Inn Johnstown/Gloversville is the official Conference Lodging. The Holiday Inn is located at 308 N Comrie Ave, Johnstown, NY 12095. The Holiday Inn is holding a block of rooms at a Conference rate of $105.00 plus tax/fees per night for June 10 through 13, 2020. Guests must call (518) 762-4686 before May 15, 2020 and the rooms have been booked under “Conference on the American Revolution”.

Please visit http://www.fortplainmuseum.com/conference for complete details.

100% of the proceeds from this event go towards museum exhibits and educational events. We thank you for your support of The Fort Plain Museum.

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