Although the history of the area goes back several centuries, Fulton County was created in 1838, as Montgomery County was divided, and was named for inventor and engineer Robert Fulton. Fulton County has a long, rich, and diverse history which lends itself to several myths about people or places. Those can also become legends, told around its communities, or shared with far away friends and family.
The Erie Canal historic site, Schoharie Crossing will host Samantha Hall-Saladino, Executive Director of the Fulton County Historical Society for a virtual presentation on April 20th at 7:00pm. Hall-Saladino will present a program with some of that county’s “Myths and Legends.” This presentation will be offered via the free platform, WebEx and will take a look at some of those, showing the nature of people in this place through the years.
Hall-Saladino is the director of the Fulton County Museum, operated by the Fulton County Historical Society which was formed on May 22, 1952. The mission of the Fulton County Historical Society is to acquire, preserve and promote the history of Fulton County, NY and to convey the significance to the public with tours, exhibits, programs, and research.
This final Third Thursday lecture of 2023 is free for the public and available on the Webex meeting platform. No registration is required, and links can be found on the NYS Parks website or social media. If you would like a direct link emailed to you, please contact the site. For more information about these programs, please call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov, or visit our Facebook page.
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Illustration: Fulton County Map by Stranahan & Nichols (1868).