The Revolutionary War Conference 250 in the Mohawk Valley

Start date: June 9, 2023
End date: June 11, 2023
All-day event
Location: The Fulton-Montgomery Community College's Theater, 2805 NY-67, Johnstown, NY 12095
Organizer: Fort Plain Museum
Phone: (518) 993-2527
Fort Plain Museum

The Fort Plain Museum Presents The Revolutionary War Conference 250 in the Mohawk Valley • June 9-11, 2023

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, 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).

Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park

Site visits

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. This Bus Trip will start at the Fulton-Montgomery CC – 2805 NY-67, Johnstown, NY 12095 – Parking Lots B & C – Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring snacks/beverages. This is a rain or shine Bus Tour.


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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)