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$110 – $140

The Revolutionary War Conference 250 in the Mohawk Valley

June 14, 2024
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park, 389 Canal Street
Fort Plain, NY 13339 United States

The Revolutionary War Conference 250 in the Mohawk Valley is back and registration is open!

Conference & Bus Tour

June 14-16, 2024


Pre-registration is Required for the Conference Loaded with the Top Historians regarding the American War for Independence and One-of-a-Kind Bus Tour of Revolutionary Schenectady and Johnstown!



Lodging: Please Click Here for the 2024 Hotel-Lodging Information


Conference 250 Speakers:


  • Fireside Chat – James Kirby Martin with guest host Mark Edward Lender – Professor and Student Discuss the American Revolutionary War, the Upcoming 250th Anniversary and Their Legacies
  • Nancy Bradeen Spannaus – Alexander Hamilton’s War for American Economic Independence Through Two Documents: The Full Vindication of the Measures of Congress (Dec. 15, 1774) and The Farmer Refuted (Feb. 23, 1775) (Supported by the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society)
  • Gary Ecelbarger – “This Happy Opportunity”: George Washington and the Battle of Germantown
  • Shirley L. Green – Revolutionary Blacks: Discovering the Frank Brothers, Freeborn Men of Color, Soldiers of Independence
  • Mark Edward Lender – “Liberty or Death!” – Some Revolutionary Statistics and Existential Warfare
  • Shawn David McGhee – No Longer Subjects of the British King: The Political Transformation of Royal Subjects to Republican Citizens, 1774-1776
  • James Kirby Martin – The Marquis de Lafayette Visits the Mohawk Valley, Again and Again
  • Kristofer Ray – The Cherokees, the Six Nations and Indian Diplomacy circa 1763-1776
  • Matthew E. Reardon – The Traitor’s Homecoming, Benedict Arnold’s Raid on New London, September 4-13, 1781
  • John L. Smith – The Unexpected Abigail Adams: A Woman “Not Apt to Be Intimidated” (Supported by the Dr. Joseph Warren Foundation)
  • Glenn F. Williams – No Other Motive Than the True Interest of This Country: Dunmore’s War 1774
  • Mohawk Valley Resident Historian – Chris Leonard (Schenectady City Historian) – Storehouse Schenectady: Depot and Transportation Center for the Northern War
  • David Moyer – Recent Archaeology Discoveries on the Site of Revolutionary War Fort Plain


Bus Tour – 1774: The Rising Tide (About 20 seats left)


In 1774, the politics of the Revolution had arrived in the Mohawk Valley with a vengeance. At the eastern end of the Mohawk another violent Liberty Pole riot was having a detrimental effect on the local citizens of Schenectady. Meanwhile further west along the Mohawk River, in Johnstown, events took a turn when Sir William Johnson passed away in July, thus starting a new chapter in political unrest.


The Bus Tour will include several stops in both Schenectady and Johnstown, such as the Schenectady Stockade, Johnson Hall (Sir William Johnson Lays in Rest) and more. Lunch is included and will consist of a sit-down buffet with many options. This is a rain or shine tour, please dress for the weather and wear shoes for walking. A tour booklet will be provided.


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 – Please Click Here – FMCC Campus Map


Thank you for Supporting the Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization!



Fort Plain Museum
(518) 993-2527