American Revolution Conference



Thank you to all who attended the 2019 Conference, the Fort Plain Museum’s 5th Year!

The Fort Plain Museum’s Board of Trustees would like to thank each and every person who attended the 2019 American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference. You good folks traveled from 15 different states, several provinces in Canada and from our own NYS. Being able to talk with many of you during the conference truly made the efforts worthwhile. We are already well into planning for the 2020, the conference will be held on June 11 - 14.

We would like to send a big thank you to our excellent line-up historians/authors; John Buchanan, Christian Di Spigna, Mark Edward Lender, James Kirby Martin, Holly A. Mayer, Douglas J. Pippin, David L. Preston, Eric H. Schnitzer Bruce M. Venter, Glenn F. Williams, Tony Williams, and Albert Louis Zambone. We appreciate each of you for your work in the history field and for supporting the Museum’s conference.

We would like to thank our sponsors (Montgomery County NY; The Mohawk Country Association; Alpin Haus Boat & RV; The William G. Pomeroy Foundation; The PastQuest Research Group; America's History LLC; Journal of the American Revolution;; Westholme Publishing; Kinderhook Bank; and Continental Consulting), the Canajoharie Central School District, volunteers, staff, and all those involved with the success of the conference, bus tours, genealogy day and fundraising dinner, thank you all.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Thank you for your support,

The Fort Plain Museum Board of Trustees

and Norman Bollen, Peter Couser, Wayne Lenig, and Brian Mack – the Conference Committee

Please Click Here for the 2019 Conference Presenter Bios

David L. Preston – First in Peace: The Delaware Indian Nation and its 1778 Treaty with the United States 

Eric H. Schnitzer – Benedict Arnold at Saratoga: How a Newly Discovered Letter Changed History 

Mark Edward Lender – The Plot against General Washington: The Conway Cabal Reconsidered 

James Kirby Martin – The Man Who Wouldn't Be King: George Washington, an Exceptional Revolutionary Leader 

Holly A. Mayer – Women at War: Continental Army Followers 

John Buchanan – The Road to Charleston: How Major General Nathanael Greene Dealt with Logistics, Savage Civil War, and Politics in the Carolina's and Georgia 

Bruce M. Venter – Defending the Mohawk Valley: Forts and Homes Illustrated by Rufus Grider's Art Work - (Saturday Dinner Talk - See Registration for Dinner Cost)

Glenn F. Williams - Beyond the Mohawk: the Battles of Newtown and Groveland (240th Anniversary)

Albert Louis Zambone – The Rewards of Persistence: Daniel Morgan in the Saratoga Campaign 

Tony Williams – George Washington & Alexander Hamilton: A Revolutionary Relationship 

Christian Di Spigna – Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's Lost Hero 

Douglas J. Pippin – The American Revolution in the St. Lawrence Valley

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