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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
 

2025 Conference

Save-the-Date

The American Revolutionary War Conference 250

May 30-June 1, 2025

Speakers Confirmed (More will be added and topics updated soon)

Major General Jason Q. Bohm USMC – 250th United States Marine Corp

Alexander R. Cain – Lexington and Concord 1775

Michael P. Gabriel – General Richard Montgomery/Canadian Campaign 1775

Don N. Hagist – State of British Army in 1775

Patrick H. Hannum – Great Bridge and Kemps Landing, Virginia 1775

Edward G. Lengel – 250th General George Washington and the Continental Army

Wayne Lenig – Committee of Safety and the Mohawk Valley in 1775

James L. Nelson – Bunker Hill 1775

Lexington & Concord Bus Tour

 

Visit the Fort Plain Museum

Open 7 Days a Week

10 AM to 4 PM

389 Canal Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339

Thank you to our Sponsors/Supporters!

Thank you to our Museum Sponsors and Supporters, we truly appreciate it!

American Revolutionary War Conference

Please Click Here to Register and for More Information

2024 Early Spring Hours

The Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park is Open!

Open Saturday & Sunday - 10 AM to 4 PM

Other Days by Appointment, Please Email us at info@fortplainmuseum.org

Museum is Open!

 
The Museum is Open on Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th from 10 am to 4 pm.  These are the last days of our 40-50% off Book Sale with 700 plus titles on the Revolutionary War (all areas of the war), NY State, and much more.
The Museum is located at 389 Canal Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339.
If you can't stop by this Weekend for the Book Sale, Please Visit our Online Bookstore, Please Click Here, for many great deals including free shipping.
Opening Weekend - May 4-5, 2024 is our Opening Weekend and we Welcome Willett's Levies who will set up Camp and do Demonstrations throughout the Weekend. Please Click Here
2024 Membership - Become a Member of the Fort Plain Museum and Support Revolutionary War Mohawk Valley History - Please Click Here

2024 Conference Fort Plain Museum's American Revolutionary War Conference 250 - June 14-16, 2024 - Please Click Here to Register and for More Information

Thank you for supporting the Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your book purchase is as helpful as a donation as proceeds go to historic preservationartifact acquisitionexhibit building and educational programming.

2024 Membership

2024 Membership

Col. Willett needs your help in preserving his headquarters at Fort Plain!

Two Ways to Join

1. Mail for Existing Members - Print and Complete the Renewal Membership Form (Instructions are on the Form) - Please Click Here for the 2024 Membership Renewal Form

Mail for New Members - Print and Complete the Membership Form (Instructions are on the Form) - Please Click Here for the 2024 Membership Form

2. Online for New & Existing Members - Please Click Here to Access the 2024 Online Membership Option (If the page does not load correctly, either click the "Membership" Heading at the top or scroll down to the bottom of the page.)

Please email us at info@fortplainmuseum.org with any questions.

Thank you for supporting the Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park!

Arms of Independence

The Museum is Open President's Day Weekend, February 17-19, 2024 from 10 am to 4 pm. Huge Book Sale too!

The Museum is located at 389 Canal Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339

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