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Holding Down the Fort

Join us at the Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park on Saturday, August 3, 2025 from 12-5 PM for Holding Down the Fort, the Frontier Women Save Fort Plain. We have a wide variety of events going on throughout the day. The Museum is located at 389 Canal Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339

*12-5pm Tryon Inn Chicken Dinner - Tickets on Sale Now - Call 518-993-2527 to Order
 
*12-5 pm Eisenadler Brew House - Cold Local Brewed Beer
 
*1pm Guest Speaker Wayne Lenig -"The Year of the Burning: Joseph Brant's Canajohary Raid - August 2, 1780" - Wayne takes a step back in history as he explains the heroic story, and the fight in the frontier for survival.
 
*3pm Guest Speaker Phil Weaver - "Henry Defendorff: A Very Intelligent Man" - If the Palentine District's Henry Defendorff was not a spy during the American Revolution, he was the closest thing to it. Weaver follows Defendoff's wartime adventures and his life as an Officer of the Continental Army.
 
*Free Museum Admission to all Women in honor of the Women "Holding Down the Fort"
 
*Hilltop Tours given by Norm Bollen/Chairman of the Fort Plain Museum
 
*Cannon and Musket Demonstrations through out the day courtesy of 1st Tryon County Militia
 
*Colonial Encampment/Reenactors

*Lori Mead - Herbs of Yesterday and Today - Explore the Herbs that were used by Natives and Colonials, including their usage and how we still use them today.
 
*Other demonstrations will also be taking place through out the day with FPM Board Member Pete Couser, and Historian Scott Pratt. ...And Much More!

Remembering the August 2nd Raid of Canajohary

Remembering the August 2nd 1780 Raid of Canajohary!
 
Friday, August 2, 2024 at 6 pm
 
 
Join us at the Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park as we hold a Commemoration on the hilltop near the flagpoles. The American Veterans and First Tryon County Militia will be on hand.
 
The Museum is located at 389 Canal Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339
 
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Upcoming Events

Fri
Aug 02
2024

Remembering the August 2nd Raid of Canajohary

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Sat
Aug 03
2024

Holding Down the Fort

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Sat
Oct 26
2024

Rebels, Redcoats, & Zombies

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