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$100 – $120

The Revolutionary War Conference 250 in the Mohawk Valley

June 09, 2023
All day
The Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park, 389 Canal Street
Fort Plain, NY 13339 United States

The Fort Plain Museum’s Annual Conference is back and rebranded as “The Revolutionary War Conference 250 in the Mohawk Valley”, the only conference in the country featuring the America’s 250th. The Conference will feature over 12 speakers covering a wide variety of topics on the Revolutionary War. What makes this conference unique, is that starting in 2023, talks will include events that took place 250 years ago as we honor the American Revolution’s 250th. Also, there is a Bus Tour on the Forts and Fortified Homes of the Mohawk Valley, a cocktail reception and much more. Don’t miss out on this Leading Conference on the American Revolutionary War!


Conference 250 Speakers for 2023:

Fireside Chat – James Kirby Martin with Guest Host Mark Edward Lender (Sponsored by Westholme Publishing and the Journal of the American Revolution)– Professor and Student Discuss the American Revolutionary War, the Upcoming 250th Anniversary and Their Legacies


Friederike Baer – Hessians: The German Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War


John “Jack” Buchanan – The Battle of Musgrove’s Mill, 1780


Benjamin L. Carp – The Boston Tea Party at 250: Reflections on the Radicalism of the Revolutionary Movement


Vivian E. Davis – Over 250 Years Ago! The Battle of Golden Hill, January 19, 1770


Holly A. Mayer – Congress’s Own A Canadian Regiment, the Continental Army, and American Union


Steven Park – 250 Years of Remembering: The Changing Landscape of Gaspee History


Nina Sankovitch – The Abiding Quest of a Forgotten Hero: How Josiah Quincy Battled Overwhelming Odds to Bring Together the Northern and Southern Colonies in 1773, Fanning the Flames of Revolution and Laying the Groundwork for Independence from England


Eric H. Schnitzer – Picturing History: The Images of the American War for Independence


Sergio Villavicencio – St Eustatius and the American Revolution


Mohawk Valley Resident Historian – Terry McMaster – A Revolutionary Couple on the Old New York Frontier: Col. Samuel Clyde & Catharine Wasson of Cherry Valley


New York State and the 250th: Where Things Stand – Presenters: Devin R. Lander, New York State Historian, Phil Giltner, Director of Special Projects, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Constance M. Kehoe, President, Revolutionary Westchester 250 and Lauren Roberts, Saratoga County Historian


The Fort Plain Museum Board Chairman – Norman J. Bollen – The Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park’s Grand Enhancement Plan – Rebuilding the Blockhouse for the 250th


Bus Tour:

Forts and Fortified Homes of the Mohawk Valley – Join Tour Leaders Bruce Venter, Wayne Lenig and Norm Bollen as they guide you through the Mohawk River Valley touring the many sites that housed troops during the Revolutionary War. This is an in-depth, 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. Lunch and a Bus Tour Booklet are included. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring snacks/beverages. This is a rain or shine Bus Tour.



Lodging – Please Click Here for the Hotel-Lodging Information – 2023 Rev War Conference


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