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Benedict Arnold: Hero Betrayed - Documentary

 

"Benedict Arnold: Hero Betrayed tackles one of the most controversial subjects in all of American history. By examining the achievements of Benedict Arnold and the men who fought with him – we hope you will gain a whole new perspective, not only of the man, but the birth of our nation and the true cost involved in delivering that final outcome. In short, our goal in telling this story is to add valuable content to the American historical record… while replacing outdated dogma." - Documentary's website

"Americans do not like to think that our Revolution and its leadership might have had flaws, and that some people might have been treated poorly by the Revolutionary leadership. Through Arnold’s story we challenge your preconceived notions about the Revolution and how our nation came into being. We also hope that you will gain insight into the political and personal upheavals that fueled our independence. In an age when the United States’ place in the world as the “shining” example of democracy is tested, the questions raised by an objective reflection on Arnold’s tale should paint a more realistic portrait of our nation’s founding. It’s only through this introspection that we will collectively learn from our history and truly inspire the citizens of other nations struggling to fulfill their own dreams of democracy." - Documentary's website

On Friday Evening, June 9th at 4:00 PM, join us at the Fulton-Montgomery Community College for an opening reception that will include a preview of "Benedict Arnold: Hero Betrayed" and will also include food, beer, wine, and a variety of spirits tasting from local Mohawk Valley vendors.

The college is located at 2805 NY-67, Johnstown, NY 12095

At approximately 6 pm, the preview will show clips of the documentary including Arnold in the Mohawk Valley and at Saratoga.

Benedict Arnold: Hero Betrayed tells the heroic story of Benedict Arnold''s contributions to the struggle for American Independence. Did he betray his county or did his country betray him?

Filmmakers Tom Mercer and Anthony Vertucci will screen highlights and discuss this new film in the making. Tom and Anthony are both producers/writers of the film.

Past Conference speaker and nationally recognized scholar of early American history, James Kirby Martin is an Executive Producer and the Chief Historian of the Documentary. "Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered" a book by Martin, is for sale at the Museum's Book Store.

The opening reception and doumentary preview are part of our 3rd Annual American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference and this event is free and open to the public.

For more information, email info@fortplainmuseum.org or call 518-774-5669

For more information on the documentary, see: Benedict Arnold: Hero Betrayed

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