Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will continue to offer online programs throughout the summer even as the Visitor Center is now open by appointment.
The Erie Canal historic site will provide programs through Webex as well as other online platforms and social media.
The next “virtual” program is scheduled for Thursday, August 13th at 6:30 pm. Schoharie Crossing will host Schenectady City Historian Chris Leonard as he looks at the Erie Canal in Schenectady, from the Rexford Aqueduct to old Lock 23, the busiest transit point on the canal.
During the month of August, the site is hosting a book club with weekly check-ins that will include discussion on the reading and an opportunity to pose questions. The selection is the 2016 release by author Jack Kelly, Heaven’s Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal. Participants can submit questions for the author, as Kelly will be providing an online presentation with Q&A on September 2nd.
The site grounds are open for socially distant recreational use from sunrise to sunset daily.
For information about these programs, email the Visitor Center at SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov, call (518) 829-7516, or visit the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website.
Photo of Schoharie Crossing on Erie Canal showing 9 arches of aqueduct at Fort Hunter courtesy Library of Congress.