Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will be offering several programs during the month of October to recognize the diverse history of New York State. The historic site will provide online presentations as well as onsite tours and “virtual” field trips.
Each Friday during the month of October site staff will visit another historic location nearby and offer a “virtual” field trip through Facebook and Instagram. These programs will be occurring between 8:30 am and 9:30 am.
A walking tour will take place on Tuesday, October 12th and a biking tour will be offered on Saturday, October 30th. Both begin at 1 pm from the Visitor Center and are free programs, though donations will be accepted. The walking tour covers about a mile on grassy towpath while the bike ride is 5 miles over both grass towpath and the paved Empire State Trail.
Online presentations will occur on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The slate of presenters and topics is:
- Tuesday, Oct. 12th with Ken Jones, Esperance Historian, “The Ballads of the Schoharie Creek Drownings, a Series of Unfortunate Events”
- Thursday, Oct. 14th with Sean Kelleher, Town of Saratoga Historian, “Who is Saint Isaac Joques? And Why Does He Matter?”
- Tuesday, Oct. 19th with David Brooks, Schoharie Crossing staff, “Iron-Hearted: The 115th NYSV in the Civil War”
- Thursday, Oct. 21st with Kathy Sheehan, Rensselaer County & Troy City Historian, “The Wild Women of Rensselaer County”
- Tuesday, Oct. 26th with Paul Gorgen, Independent Scholar, “Mohawks and the Dutch in the Mohawk Valley”
- Thursday, Oct. 28th with Mary Alexander, educator at the Arkell Museum, “Memory and Celebration: Examining the 1929 Sesquicentennial of the Sullivan Clinton Campaign”
All online programs will begin at 6:30 pm and are offered for free via the online platform, WebEx. The links for these programs goes live at 6:20 pm and can be found on the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Facebook or NYS Parks Website. There are no tickets to purchase and no need to pre-register.
For information about this program series, call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov, or click here.
Photo of Schoharie Crossings Visitor Center courtesy Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site.