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The Revolutionary War Conference 250

Conference Schedule - 2023 Rev War Conference 250 Schedule

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


The Fort Plain Museum


The Revolutionary War Conference 250 in the Mohawk Valley

June 9-11, 2023

Conference 250 Speakers for 2023:

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

Fireside Chat - Due to Illness in the Family, Mark Edward Lender's and James Kirby Martin's Fireside Chat will be postponed to 2024. In its place, we will hold a Fireside Chat hosted by Bruce M. Venter with a Special Guest. 

Just Added to Schedule for Friday Night: Lisa Anderson & Charles E. Vandrei - Revolutionary War Soldiers Remains: Uncovering the Mystery of the Unearthed Lake George Burying Grounds

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.


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