Upcoming Events

Nov 08

Beyond the Battles of Saratoga by Larry Arnold

Beyond the Battles of Saratoga – “The Fate of General Burgoyne’s Army”

[Prisoners from the Battle of Saratoga were kept at the Albemarle Barracks between 1778-1781]

On Thursday, November 8, 2018, the Fort Plain Museum is proud to present, Beyond the Battles of Saratoga – “The Fate of General Burgoyne’s Army” by Larry Arnold. The event starts at 7:00 PM and will be held at the museum located at 389 Canal Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339.

On October 17, 1777 a world changing event took place in Upstate New York.  For the first time in Great Britain’s long history, a full British Army surrendered in mass. Not on a great European battlefield but deep within the interior of the North American Continent.  But now an often-asked question, “What happened to all those British and German officers and soldiers, the men, women and families who were forced to surrender to the Americans?” Find out what happened, as their fate was in the hands of the American Continental Congress and the officers of the American Army.

Larry Arnold has spent the last 16 years working at the Saratoga National Historical Park as a volunteer, Seasonal Park Ranger and only one of two Licensed Battlefield Guides. He is past President of the Friends of Saratoga Battlefield and is currently the fundraising chair of the Saratoga Surrender Site project. Larry also sits on the Friends of the New York State Military Museum’s advisory board. Larry is a proud US Army Veteran and retired after 30 years of service with United Parcel Service, holding many managerial positions. Larry’s years as a seasonal interpretive ranger for the National Park Service and over fifty years of military history research has lead him to be recognized as an expert on what has become known as the “1777 Saratoga Campaign”. Larry lives in Clifton Park New York with his wife Elaine; the father of three adult children, two Army veteran sons and a daughter.

Light refreshments will be served. There is a $5 suggested donation to attend. Speakers with books will be signing after their talks. The museum, bookstore and giftshop will be open.