The American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference 2019

Thu, June 06 2019, 8:00 AM - Sun, June 09 2019, 1:00 PM [EST]

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Conference Presentations Partial Approval -$85.00

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This is the 12 speakers starting on Friday, June 7th and ending on Sunday, June 9th.

Defending the Mohawk Valley: Forts and Homes – Fundraising Dinner Partial Approval - $50.00

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Join Historian, Bruce Venter as he discusses the Mohawk Valley home and forts during the Revolution. Bruce will accomplish this with the use of 19th century artist, Rufus Grider's art work. The dinner includes a choice of one of three entrees with sides, salad and dessert. There will also be a Cocktail Hour with cash bar. The dinner will be held at the Bridge Walk at the Perthshire located at 112 Perthshire Drive, Amsterdam, NY 12010 (same place as last year).

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Thu, June 06 2019, 8:00 AM - Sun, June 09 2019, 1:00 PM [EST]

About the Event

The Fort Plain Museum

Presents

the 5th Annual

American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference

 

June 6-9, 2019

 

The 2018 Conference was a sell-out, please sign-up early so you don't miss out.

Plus this year, we added more speakers and a second bus tour in addition to our fundraising dinner and genealogy day.

We have a great line-up of 12 notable historian/authors presenting on a wide variety of topics related to the American Revolution. Presenting this year are as follows: 

 

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

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

 

Mohawk Valley Legend, Historian, Radio/Podcast Host and Author, Bob Cudmore will return as Conference Master of Ceremonies.

 

Presentations start the evening of Friday, June 7th, continue on Saturday, June 8th and finish on Sunday, June 9th. A Lunch will be provided on Saturday and beverage breaks will take place throughout.

 

Please note the new conference location due to construction at the college. The conference will be held at the Canajoharie Central School District Auditorium also known as the Arkell Performing Arts Center (not the Arkell Museum) located at 136 Scholastic Way, Canajoharie, NY 13317 

 

Genealogy Day - Friday, June 7th

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

 

Opening Reception and Registration Featuring 2 Presentations! - Friday, June 7th 

Fundraising Dinner - Saturday, June 8th

Bruce Venter will be giving his Rufus Grider and Mohawk Valley Forts and Homes Talk. The dinner includes a choice of one of three entrees with sides, salad and dessert. There will also be a Cocktail Hour with cash bar.

 

The dinner will be held at the Bridge Walk at the Perthshire located at 112 Perthshire Drive, Amsterdam, NY 12010 (same place as last year).

 

Registration:

Conference Presentation (Friday, June 7; Saturday, June 8; and Sunday, June 9) $80 Early Bird Fee if Register by/on May 1, 2019; $90 After May 1st. Special Student Rate (Valid Student ID is required) $30

 

Bus Tours (One Bus Only Each Day (Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7) $75 each

 

Incident at Caughnawaga - Fundraising Dinner (Saturday, June 8) $50

 

Thank you for your support!

About the Organizer

The Fort Plain Museum began operation in 1961 as the Fort Plain Restoration with an emphasis on rebuilding Revolutionary War Fort Plain. The Museum is located in the Village of Fort Plain and Town of Minden. The village of Fort Plain was originally named after the fort, an important military outpost in the Revolutionary War. At that time the museum began archaeological field work on the Fort Plain hilltop, unearthing 18th century period artifacts relating to the fort's history. On April 26, 1963 the museum received a "Provisional Charter" from the State of New York and a designation as a 501C3 not-for-profit educational institution. Archaeology continued in 1964 as additional sites relating to colonial Fort Plain/Fort Rensselaer were unearthed. In 1968 the organization received an "Absolute Charter" from the University of the State of New York Making the institution a permanent member of the museum community. Archaeological investigation and research continued in 1975 under the auspices of Wayne Lenig who excavated the site of the original fort's stockade. The exploration uncovered barracks buildings, a dining hall, officer’s quarters, a small blockhouse and sentry posts.

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