Open to the Public

Some events will be open to all, whether registered for the annual meeting or not. Read on below for more information, and register for any you’re interested in.

Please note that by attending these events you must adhere to the NCPH Events Code of Conduct.

“Considering the Revolution:
The Identities Created by the American Revolutionary War” National Park Service plenary

FriDAY, may 6, 2022 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM Eastern

The American Revolutionary War was more than just a conflict between American Patriots and the British Crown. It was a seminal event that created new identities, new borders and new realities for the American, British, French and Indigenous inhabitants of North America. While the War is foundational in the formation of American identity, its repercussions go well beyond the citizens of the new Republic. The events of 1776 to 1783 not only divided the Continent between American and British interests, it also divided families and communities between “Patriots” who supported the Congressional Army and “Loyalists” who supported the British Crown. The establishment of the American-British (later Canadian) border not only defined the territories of the new United States—all without any consideration of Indigenous rights or interests—but it divided the peoples of North America into American citizens or British subjects, while imposing a new settler-colonial construct upon Indigenous nations.

This plenary session will discuss how the Revolutionary War/War of Independence created new identities, reinforced settler-colonialism and established not one, but two countries, the United States of America and Canada. The session will be composed of practitioners from the United States and Canada who will discuss how the conflict and its resolution had a profound impact on four distinct groups: American Patriots, Loyalists who remained in the United States, United Empire Loyalists who relocated to Canada, and the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy, whose lands and peoples were divided by the creation of the United States. Sponsored by the National Park Service and the American West Center, University of Utah.

Facilitator: Jean-Pierre Morin, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Panelists: Rebecca Brannon, James Madison University; Michael Hattem, Yale University; Bonnie Huskins, University of New Brunswick; Patrick O’Brian, Kennesaw State University; Taylor Stoermer, John Hopkins University; Seynabou Thiam-Pereira, University of Paris VIII and Mount Vernon

The recording is available at:

Awards Spotlights

Monday, May 2 – Friday, May 6, 2022 | All NCPH Social Media

Throughout the week of the annual meeting we will be posting spotlight videos of each of our award winners. The spotlights will be posted at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, and 4 pm Eastern each day on Twitter and Facebook, and Instagram. Follow us to see the spotlights when they go live! To view and learn about the award winners check out the press release.

Many of this year’s award winners took part in 60(ish) Second Interviews. View the YouTube playlist with these interviews to learn more about the awardees and their work.