Town of Plattsburgh Heritage Day
Dates for Event: May 19, 2012
This event is to commemorate "Museum Heritage Days". An event created statewide during the Champlain Quadricentennial. Speakers include Dave Glenn, Keith Herkalo, John Krueger, Don Papson, Bill Glidden, Jerry Bates, and Bernie Bassett, Town Supervisor. Refreshments will be served. In the afternoon, Barb Beckwith, Schuyler Falls Town Historian, will present a program at the Schuyler Falls Town Hall in Morrisonville.
Program: 9:10 David Glenn, local historian, will explore Early Settlement amidst changing territorial control of the Champlain Valley, 1700-1805, including pre and post Revolutionary War activity and the organization of the Town of Plattsburgh.
9:30 Keith Herkalo, President of the Battle of Plattsburgh Association, "The War of 1812 comes to Plattsburgh", concerns conflicting economic and territorial interests in the region, the British invasion, Plattsburgh's significance in the war and the aftermath including organization of the Village of Plattsburgh.
9:50 John Krueger, Director of the Kent-Delord House Museum and City of Plattsburgh Historian presents an overview of the life, social and business issues faced by the people of Plattsburgh during the 1800s.
10:15 Don Papson, President of the North Country Underground Railroad Association, examines local slaveholders, local attitudes toward slavery and efforts for freedom in Plattsburgh.
10:35 Bill Glidden, Deputy Town of Plattsburgh Historian, presents a program titled "First Call". A program on the Town during the Civil War. The community study offers a particularly valuable analytic perspective on northern society, for it enables the historian to explore dimensions of life that continued apart from war's influence as well as the impact of the conflict itself.
11:oo Jerry Bates, Town of Plattsburgh Historian, traces changes to the Town of Plattsburgh in the 20th century.
11:30 Bernie Bassett, Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor, explores Plattsburgh in transition and the issues we face today.