The Revolutionary War Conference 250 in the Mohawk Valley – June 9-11, 2023

There are many great Revolutionary War events coming up in 2023! Last week we highlighted the American Revolutionary War in the West conference and this week we highlight a great event with our friends at Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park in New York. Also Save the Date for our very own Emerging Revolutionary War Symposium on October 20-21, 2023 in partnership with the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, NC.

Below are the details of the great event at Fort Plain this June!

Returning for 2023 as Conference Master of Ceremonies is Mohawk Valley Legend and “Voice”, Historian Bob Cudmore

Fireside Chat – James Kirby Martin with Guest Host Mark Edward Lender (Sponsored by Westholme Publishing and the Journal of the American Revolution)– Professor and Student Discuss the American Revolutionary War, the Upcoming 250th Anniversary and Their Legacies

Friederike Baer – Hessians: The German Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War

John “Jack” Buchanan – The Battle of Musgrove’s Mill, 1780

Benjamin L. Carp – The Boston Tea Party at 250: Reflections on the Radicalism of the Revolutionary Movement

Vivian E. Davis – Over 250 Years Ago! The Battle of Golden Hill, January 19, 1770

Holly A. Mayer – Congress’s Own A Canadian Regiment, the Continental Army, and American Union

Steven Park – 250 Years of Remembering: The Changing Landscape of Gaspee History

Nina Sankovitch – The Abiding Quest of a Forgotten Hero: How Josiah Quincy Battled Overwhelming Odds to Bring Together the Northern and Southern Colonies in 1773, Fanning the Flames of Revolution and Laying the Groundwork for Independence from England

Eric H. Schnitzer – Picturing History: The Images of the American War for Independence

Sergio Villavicencio – St Eustatius and the American Revolution

Mohawk Valley Resident Historian – Terry McMaster – A Revolutionary Couple on the Old New York Frontier: Col. Samuel Clyde & Catharine Wasson of Cherry Valley 

New York State and the 250th: Where Things Stand – Presenters: Devin R. Lander, New York State Historian, Phil Giltner, Director of Special Projects, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Constance M. Kehoe, President, Revolutionary Westchester 250 and Lauren Roberts, Saratoga County Historian        

The Fort Plain Museum Board Chairman – Norman J. Bollen – The Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park’s Grand Enhancement Plan – Rebuilding the Blockhouse for the 250th

Good News! We have added a 2nd Bus. We do need to have a certain number before we can run it. Please sign up right away or reach out to us at

Bus Tour – Forts and Fortified Homes of the Mohawk Valley – Join Tour Leaders Bruce Venter, Wayne Lenig and Norm Bollen as they guide you through the Mohawk River Valley touring the many sites that housed troops during the Revolutionary War. This is an in-depth, never done before tour of the historic forts, fortified homes and sites that formed the defensive perimeter around Fort Rensselaer (Fort Plain).

Site visits will include Fort Failing, Fort Ehle, Fort Clyde, Fort Plank, Fort Rensselaer, Fort Kayser, Fort Paris, Fort Nellis, Fort Klock and more. Lunch and a Bus Tour Booklet are included. This Bus Trip will start at the Fulton-Montgomery CC – 2805 NY-67, Johnstown, NY 12095 – Parking Lots B & C – Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring snacks/beverages. This is a rain or shine Bus Tour.


LodgingPlease Click Here for the Hotel-Lodging Information – 2023 Rev War Conference

Conference Location – The Fulton-Montgomery Community College‘s Theater – The Visual Arts & Communications Building (Campus Map Building #2) – 2805 NY-67, Johnstown, NY 12095 – Please Park in Lots 5, 4 or Visitor’s Lot – Please Click Here – FMCC Campus Map

Conference Schedule – 2023 Rev War Conference 250 Schedule – (Please note, this Schedule is subject to changes and will change – last changed 4/25/2023)

“Rev War Revelry” A Visit to Fort Plain & the Mohawk Valley

On Sunday, January 23, Emerging Revolutionary War will journey, virtually, into the heart of the Mohawk Valley of New York in a discussion with Brian Mack of the Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park.

Established in 1961 the museum and park now encompasses over 75 acres and includes the site of Fort Plain/Fort Rensselaer, the foundation of a Revolutionary era bridge, the Fort Rensselaer Redoubt and works constructed by British forces, along with sites of colonial farmsteads, industry, and settlement. The museum also covers a wide era of the history of the area.

Mack lives out his passion for his family & for history in everything he does. A family vacation always includes a stop to a historic site or two. He is involved with the Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park as a member of their Board of Trustees, a Board member with The Stone Arabia Preservation & Battlefield, and a Board Member with The Mohawk Country Association. Most recently, he joined the Board with the Dr. Joseph Warren Foundation.

We look forward to a great discussion about the American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley of New York with Brian this Sunday, at 7 p.m. on Emerging Revolutionary War’s Facebook page.