Symposium to be held at FMCC

Engraving of the Sullivan-Clinton campaign against the Iroquois in 1779. (Photo submitted)

JOHNSTOWN — The Fort Plain Museum will present the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign Against the Iroquois 1779 Symposium from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, 2805 Route 67.

The lineup of topics and speakers is as follows:

“Not Overrun but Destroy: The Iroquois Campaign of 1779” — Glenn F. Williams.

“Total Destruction and Devastation: the George Washington We Remember” — G. Peter Jemson.

“Making the Most of a Little: The Evolution of an American Strategy for 1779” — Joseph R. Fischer.

“Amateurs Talk About Tactics, but Professionals Study Logistics: Supplying the Sullivan Expedition of 1779” — Robert Mulligan.

“Clinton’s Dam: Colonial and Native Contexts” — William A. Starna.

“From the Mohawk to the Susquehanna: Clinton’s Brigade Route across the Portage in 1779” — Wayne Lenig.

The symposium will end with a panel discussion in which attendees can ask the panel of experts about the Sullivan/Clinton Campaign of 1779.

Preregistration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.

Admission fees are $50 for advance registration, or $60 at the door. A discounted rate for students will be $30. The admission fee includes a lunch sandwich buffet and refreshment breaks. Speaker books will be available for purchase.

To register, send an email to fortplainmuseum@yahoo.com with name, phone number, email address, city and state. People can also register by phone at (518) 774-5669 (if no answer, leave a message for a call back). Visit the museum website at www.fortplainmuseum.com for details.


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