Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host Schoharie County Historian Ted Shuart during the last of this year’s Tuesday Talk series. Shuart will present on the historic role that the Schoharie Creek has played in NYS History with a presentation called: “How a river shaped History; the unique role of the Schoharie Creek in the settlement of upstate New York” on November 29th.
Shuart will discuss the early settlement of the Schoharie Valley; first by the Indians, then the Germans & Dutch, and, later, by New Englanders. The role the “Schoharie River” played in the formations of towns and industries as well as Schoharie County’s unique part in the American Revolution will also be discussed.
Ted Shuart’s family moved to Schoharie County in 1957, when he was just three years old. He has lived there ever since. He is currently the Schoharie County Historian as well as the historian for the town and village of Cobleskill. Shuart had a pictorial history of Cobleskill published in 2002 for the 250th Anniversary of the first settlement of the town and has had several stories published on Schoharie History. Additional to his role as historian, he is also a twenty year employee of The Farmers’ museum in Cooperstown, New York.
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site’s Tuesday Talk series recognizes New York State History Month this November. Each week speakers have presented on regional or New York State history. This presentation is free of charge and will begin at 6:30 pm in the Enders House at Schoharie Crossing, 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter. Refreshments will be provided and donations are appreciated.
For information about this event and more, call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, or email SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov.
Photo of Schoharie Creek courtesy FEMA.