Fort Plain Museum announces schedule changes

FORT PLAIN — The following is for the Fort Plain Museum, 389 Canal St., according to a news release.

The current pandemic crisis has forced everyone to review the plans for this year.

Those at the museum have been waiting to see some improvement that would allow them to resume a normal routine. There are still too many unresolved health and safety issues for the museum to safely gather for its annual conference on the American Revolution this year. Therefore the museum is cancelling this year’s event and is planning the event for June 9-13, 2021, with some authors and researchers of the shared American Revolutionary War and Colonial History.

Those who registered, would have received an e-mail on July 24, with refund options. Anyone who has not received this e-mail are to reply to this e-mail.

The information is also available on the website at: Conference Page.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday (times and days are subject to change).

On the days the museum is closed, anyone who wants to schedule a tour, call (518) 752-6605.

Also, check the website for updates: the Fort Plain Museum website (

The following books will be arriving. The books, for those who preordered, will be shipped as soon as received.

¯ The 10 Key Campaigns of the American Revolution edited by Edward G. Lengel and includes: Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill by Glenn Williams; Quebec and the Champlain Valley by Mark Anderson; Brooklyn to Fort Lee by Todd Braisted; The Crossing and The Ten Crucial Days by William L. Kidder; Ticonderoga to Saratoga by James Kirby Martin; Brandywine to Valley Forge by Michael C. Harris; The Monmouth Campaign by Mark Lender; Charlestown to Kings Mountain by John Buchanan; From Cowpens to Guilford Courthouse by John Maass; The Allied March to Yorktown by Robert Selig.

¯ Colonial Williamsburg: The Story: From the Colonial Era to the Restoration by Edward G. Lengel.

¯ Fort Plain, Fork Plank, Fort Rensselaer: The Revolutionary War Forts of Canajohary by Wayne Lenig.

¯ “The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret”: George Washington, Slavery, and the Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon by Mary V. Thompson.

By Paul Wager