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Thanksgiving Sale

To show our appreciation and thanks during these tough times, we are offering two ways to save this holiday season.

For online customers, you will receive 15% off your entire purchase.* Plus you will receive free shipping. Please use code FPM15 to receive your added discount. Online offer starts November 26th and ends November 30th.

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For in-store customers, you will receive 25% off your entire purchase.** Plus you will receive free museum admission. The Museum/Bookstore will be open November 27, 28 and 29 from 10am to 4 pm.

Proceeds from all purchases go to museum exhibits, historic and artifact preservation, and educational programs. Thank you for your generous support!

*For online purchases, discount will be taken off the sale prices.

**For in-store purchases, discount will be taken off the regular prices. All proper Covid-19 protocols will be in place.


Saturday & Sunday - 10 AM to 4 PM
Covid-19 recommended procedures are in place - please wear a mask - please practice social distancing (6 feet apart) - hand sanitizer is available - museum areas are properly cleaned/sanitized
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Happy Halloween

Prior to your trick-or-treat plans, bring your family and friends to the Fort Plain Museum for treats, or tricks, and free Museum admission. Museum will be open 10-4 and Trick-or-Treat 5-6 (Treats will be available all day) Covid guidelines will be followed.


The Fort Plain Museum is proud to announce that we will be participating in our second History Author Talk with host Roger Williams. This program will be held on Thursday, October 15th from 7 pm to 8 pm.

THE YEAR OF THE HANGMAN THAT WASN’T: From the Forage Wars to Valley Forge - The Philadelphia and Saratoga Campaigns of 1777

James Kirby Martin, author of BENEDICT ARNOLD, REVOLUTIONARY HERO: An American Warrior Reconsidered, and Michael C. Harris, author of BRANDYWINE and GERMANTOWN, and both contributors to THE 10 KEY CAMPAIGNS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, will outline the year the American Cause both lost its capitol city but set the stage to win the war.

Partner in History, and Guest Host will be Brian Mack of the Fort Plain Museum.

Please Click Here to Register

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Hamilton Talk Video

2020 Conference

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Alexander Hamilton Talk by Michael E. Newton

"Alexander Hamilton's Birth date, Early Biography, and More" by Michael E. Newton

Tuesday, July 21st at 2:00pm

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Don't miss the premiere of "Alexander Hamilton's Birth date, Early Biography, and More," presented by The Fort Plain Museum as part of #CelebrateHAMILTON 2020. In this talk, historian and Hamilton biographer Michael E. Newton will talk about his latest book "Discovering Hamilton" and present several of the major discoveries he has made recently about Alexander Hamilton’s early life and his family, friends, and colleagues.

Among the discoveries is explosive new evidence about Alexander Hamilton’s birth year, which has been in debate since the early 20th century, his places of residence, religion, parents, newly-discovered relatives, and more; including legal testimonies by Alexander Hamilton, his aunt, and others. In this presentation, Newton will also touch on other subjects, such as James McHenry’s role in Hamilton’s wedding and a reexamination of the participation of Alexander Hamilton in the Newburgh Conspiracy.

Michael E. Newton is a historian specializing in the American Revolution and Founding Era. Newton is the author of "The Path to Tyranny: A History of Free Society's Descent into Tyranny, "as well as "Angry Mobs and Founding Fathers: The Fight for Control of the American Revolution," "Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years," and "Discovering Hamilton." Newton is a National Hamilton Scholar.

Visit Michael's website: Click Here for Michael's Website

Visit Michael's blog: Click Here for Michael's Blog

Michael's books are on sale (save over $12 when you purchase both) at: Click Here for 2 Book Deal on Michael's Books

Save $10 on Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years at: Click Here to Save $10 on Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years

Save about $3 on Discovering Hamilton: New Discoveries in the Lives of Alexander Hamilton, His Family, Friends, and Colleagues, From Various Archives Around the World at: Click Here to Save $3 on Discovering Hamilton

Check out our Hamilton Book Selection at: Click Here to See All Hamilton Books For Sale

Thank you to Michael Newton, Sergio Villavicencio and The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society!

Please support our friends at AHA at: Click Here for the AHA Society Website

This is a pre-recorded presentation, originally given in 2019 at The Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park, an important military outpost in the Revolutionary War and the defense of the Mohawk Valley.

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Online Bookstore

***New Online Bookstore***

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Conference Update

Conference Update:

We at The Fort Plain Museum hope everyone is healthy and staying safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Your health and safety, is our first concern; therefore we decided to move the conference to September 10-13, 2020

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If you cannot attend in September, a complete refund will be given. Please email Brian with any questions at           

Thank you for your support, stay safe and much good health to you all. 

- The Fort Plain Museum Board of Trustees

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