Mohawk Valley History from Mohawk Valley Museums

Writing Series

Read articles written by historians from throughout the Mohawk Valley region. Contact us if you have a story idea or local historian that you would like to see published in our writing series.

The Military Road and the War of 1812 by Pat Stock

After the American Revolution, many New Englanders moved to New York State – specifically to the Royal Grant that had belonged to Sir William Johnson.

The 40-mile connection between Herkimer and Oriskany by Jim Rogers

Living in the Mohawk Valley we are surrounded by historic locations that have both local and national significance.

Reflections on the 245th Anniversary of the Battle of Oriskany and Beyond by Jeffrey Gressler

Two years into the Revolutionary War, the British three-prong campaign of 1777 sought to seize New York’s waterways and thus divide New England from the rest of the colonies.