Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is set to open the doors at their Visitor Center this off season on each first Monday of the month for Museum Monday Programs.
The building will open at 10 am on March 2nd, and April 6th to provide a themed discussion within the Pathway to Empire Exhibit beginning at noon.
The exhibit space will be open until 2 pm for each of these days. Each of these discussions is open to the public and questions are encouraged. This is not a formal presentation and the idea is to explore the exhibit and discover more about each theme topic.
On March 2nd, Schoharie Crossing will celebrate the birthday of DeWitt Clinton, Erie Canal proponent and NYS Governor. Attendees can take a look at his portrait inside the gallery, enjoy cupcakes, discuss his life, politics, and canal project.
On April 6th, Schoharie Crossing will host a discussion on how the federal government rejected funding the NYS project to build the Erie Canal. Attendees can learn more about how NY constructed the canal anyway, and some thoughts on how a conspiracy may have been involved.
For information about this program, call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, or email SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov.
Photo of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site.