American Revolution Conference

The Fort Plain Museum

Proudly Presents The Annual

American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference

June 11 - 14, 2020

We have another great lineup of historians/authors:

  • Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy - The Architect of the British War for America: Lord George Germain

  • Craig Bruce Smith - The Interests of Our Dearest Country: Honor and the Continental Army

  • James Kirby Martin - A Contagion of Violence: The Human Slaughter in Frontier New York: 1775-1783

  • Mark Edward Lender - John Brown's Raid on Fort Ticonderoga in September 1777

  • Lindsay M. Chervinsky - Councils of War and the Cabinet: How the Revolutionary War Shaped the Presidency

  • David Head - George Washington and a Very Mysterious Business: Tracking Down the Newburgh Conspiracy

  • Eric H. Schnitzer - The Value of Revisionism: Don Troiani's Campaign to Saratoga – 1777

  • Todd W. Braisted - In Reduced Circumstances: Loyalist Women and British Government Assistance, 1779-1783

  • Katie Turner Getty - Women Aiding American Prisoners of War and Escapees in New York

  • James E. Richmond - War on the Middleline: The Founding of a Community in the Kayaderosseras Patent in the Midst of the American Revolution

  • Wayne Lenig - Fort Plain, Fort Plank and Fort Rensselaer: the Revolutionary War Fortifications at Canajohary

  • Saturday Dinner Speaker - Robert A. Selig - Battlefield Preservation Efforts in the Mohawk Valley

More information including bus tours, fundraiser dinner, and registration will be available mid-February.

Please Click Here for Conference Sponsor Information

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; Battlemaps.us; 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