American Revolution Conference

There is still room for the Conference and Dinner, however, the Bus Tour has SOLD OUT. Please register by May 31st for the Conference and Dinner. Thank you!

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UPDATED SCHEDULE: Please Click Here - 2018 Conference Schedule

 11 Great Author/Historian Presentation and Panel Discussion

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - Author Presentation:

  • Michael E. Newton - Alexander Hamilton’s Revolutionary War Service
  • Also, Rand Scholet - President of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society and Kayla Empey - President of the newly formed Central New York Chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society will discuss the organization and their endeavors.   

Friday, June 8, 2018 - Author Presentation:

  • Russell Shorto - Revolution Song: America’s Founding Era in Six Remarkable Lives

Saturday/Sunday, June 9-10, 2018 - Author Presentations:

  • Edward G. Lengel – George Washington and the Burning of New York City, 1776
  • Eric H. Schnitzer – “Hessians” at the Battle of Bennington, 1777
  • James L. Nelson – Benedict Arnold's Navy: The Story of the Rag Tag Fleet that Lost the Battle of Valcour Island and Won the American Revolution
  • Don N. Hagist – Redcoats Along the Mohawk: British Soldiers in Western New York, 1777-1783
  • Bruce M. Venter – Benedict Arnold's Nemesis: Colonel John Brown's Fateful Journey to the Mohawk Valley
  • Jennifer DeBruin – Traitors, Spies & Heroes: Loyalist Espionage in the American Revolution
  • Glenn F. Williams – Sir William Johnson, the Iroquois Confederacy and Lord Dunmore’s War
  • John Buchanan – Two Warriors: George Washington and Sir William Howe
  • Wayne Lenig – The Tryon County Committee of Safety
  • Panel Discussion - Patriot or Loyalist 

Please Click Here - 2018 Conference Author Bios

The Bus Tour has SOLD OUT! - Bus Tour of the 1778 Battle & Raid Sites 

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Bus tour of historic sites featuring the events of 1778; the Battle of Cobleskill, the Cherry Valley Massacre, Springfield, Andrustown, Adam Helmer’s Run, Fort Herkimer and Fort Plain/Rensselaer. Lunch stop in Cooperstown at the Otesaga Resort Hotel – extra $24 charge, includes lunch buffet and drink.

Genealogy Day 

Friday, June 8, 2018
Visit Mohawk Country historic sites (sites, schedules and admission fees will be posted separately). Sites will have presentations and/or historians on hand to discuss the families that fought on both sides during the American Revolution.

An Evening with Washington and Madison - Fundraiser Dinner

Saturday, June 9, 2018 (Evening)
Join George Washington and James Madison, portrayed by James Manship and Kyle Jenks, as they discuss moments in the Founding of the United States of America.

All new Fundraising Dinner. Cash bar with a variety of alcohol and non-alcohol beverages. 

The Bridge Walk at the Perthshire
112 Perthshire Drive
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Dinner includes the following:
Chef's Choice, Cheese and Crackers, Fresh Fruit Display
Bridge Walk Signature Salad
Fresh Baked Rolls/Butter
Choice of One Entree - Please make your choice on the Registration Form:
Sliced Beef Au Jus
Chicken Madeira
Eggplant Rollotini
Plated Dessert (Chef's Choice)
Coffee and Tea
Hotel Accommodations:
The Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham is the official Conference lodging. The Microtel is located at 136 North Comrie Avenue, Johnstown, NY 12095. The Microtel is holding a block of rooms at a Conference rate of $79.00 plus tax per night for June 6 through 9, 2017. Guests must call 518-362-7022 before May 9, 2018 and the rooms have been booked under “Fort Plain Museum Conference”.
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