Thomas David Bullard 1930 - 2023
The Board of The Marshall House, Inc. expresses profound regret at the loss of David Bullard, friend and mentor.
David Bullard died February 19, 2023 at his home The Marshall House.
David's inspiration led to renewed action and remembrance of the events of America’s War of Independence. Many visitors to the house were fortunate to learn from him stories of 250 years of history.
The Marshall family and The Marshall House, Inc. will continue to tell of the important events that occurred in old Saratoga during the Revolutionary War and in the times that followed.
Visitors to this website are invited to view the video narrative about David Bullard and his house. This video was completed a short time ago.
The second symposium Women in War was held in May 2023. We are grateful to Historians of Saratoga Town and County, and County governance for embracing this heritage.
Opportunities to visit the house will be posted on this website.
Please note the mailing address will now be P.O. Box 114, Schuylerville, NY 12871.
News & Events
Women in War: the Revolutionary Experience – a Symposium
Military history has traditionally emphasized the exploits of men in war but neglected the roles of women. This conference explored the experiences and actions of some of the extraordinary women in the American Revolutionary War. The speakers are leading experts on the subject.
WHEN – Saturday, May 14, 2022 9 AM to 4 PM
WHERE – Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring Street, Schuylerville, NY
WHO & SUBJECT
- Dr. Holly Mayer, West Point instructor and Professor Emerita in History at Duquesne University. Lifetime researcher and author on her subject: Women Warriors
- Todd Braisted, prodigiously published historian. Distinguished scholar of both sides in the American War for Independence. Subject: The Loyalist women
- Jenna Schnitzer, historian and living history specialist on the battles of Saratoga. Subject: The Army’s essential support - ‘Camp followers’
- Jonathan House, strategic expert and military researcher. Subject: The Baroness Frederika Riedesel, a Revolutionary sojourn and The Marshall House, Saratoga
- Lois Huey, historical archeologist. Subject: Molly Brant, Native American leader in Colonial America
Organizer and master of ceremonies was Bruce Venter, noted organizer of history conferences throughout the United States. The Symposium will benefit the historic Marshall House in Schuylerville, NY, and the telling of its history. Mr. Venter is Vice President of The Marshall House Inc.
The event was sponsored by the Saratoga County 250th American Revolution Commission and the Saratoga County History Center.
This was an all-day event and included lunch and refreshments. Reservations were taken in advance and sold out.
Symposium guests toured the Marshall House following the conference at Saratoga Town Hall. They were welcomed by David Bullard, resident of the house and President of The Marshall House Inc. The Baroness Riedesel portrayed by historian Debbie Bailey told of events during the Siege of Saratoga in October 1777. Visitors enjoyed the living history experience and expressed that it pulled together much of what they had learned in the Symposium.