Long-term plans for the Johnson Hall State Historic Site call for enhancements to more fully describe the historic role that the Mohawk and other Native peoples played in colonial-era New York. [Read more…] about State Parks Plans To Expand Native Legacy At Johnson Hall
Johnson Hall was the 1763 Georgian estate of Sir William Johnson and Molly Brant and their family. Sir William Johnson (1715 – 1774) was the single largest landowner and among the most influential individuals in the colonial Mohawk Valley.
The main house and flanking stonehouses interpret the Johnson family and 18th century life through guided tours of the period room settings, educational programs and special events. In conjunction with the City of Johnstown’s Colonial Stroll holiday activities, Johnson Hall is set to hold its Holiday Open House on Friday, December 6 from 5 to 8:30 pm. [Read more…] about Johnson Hall Holiday Open House
Four historic groups spanning the US and Canada border have come together to create, In the Footsteps of the Ancestors, a series of unique, custom-designed tours running September 29th through October 4th, that will provide guests with an opportunity to explore history through immersive activities. [Read more…] about A Unique Mohawk Valley American Revolution Tour
Johnson Hall State Historic Site, located at 139 Hall Ave in Johnstown, Fulton County, NY, is set to present two interpretive programs about 18th century life at the Hall on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. [Read more…] about Programs Highlight 18th Century Life at Johnson Hall
In conjunction with the City of Johnstown’s Colonial Stroll holiday activities, Johnson Hall State Historic Site is set to hold its Holiday Open House on Friday, November 30 from 5 to 8 pm.
Johnson Hall will be decorated for the holiday season and will feature live 18th century music performed by Liaison Plaisantes. Homemade mulled cider will be served at the Stonehouse fireplace. The museum shop will offer 20% off for holiday shopping that evening. Horse-drawn wagon rides of the mansion’s circular drive, by Fritz-Ann Farms, will be available to visitors between 6 and 8:30 pm. [Read more…] about Johnson Hall Holiday Open House
This week on The Historians podcast, site manager Wade Wells at Johnson Hall State Historic Site in Johnstown, NY, looks at how 18th century settlers prepared for winter. [Read more…] about Preparing for Winter in the 18th Century
The Friends of Johnson Hall are set to offer three workshops during the month of November, all to be held at Johnson Hall State Historic Site. [Read more…] about Culinary History Workshops Planned at Johnson Hall
A new program, Hunting and Harvesting: Preparing for Winter in the 18th Century has been set for Saturday, October 6th from 11 am to 4 pm at Johnson Hall State Historic Site.
At 11 am and again at 2:30 pm, historian Paul Supley will display and discuss staple Mohawk Valley crops and harvesting methods used in the 18th century to reap wheat, barley and corn. He will demonstrate the use of such tools as the sickle and flail and discuss the methods used to harvest, process, store and ship these important products. [Read more…] about 18th Century Winter Preparations at Johnson Hall
Johnson Hall State Historic Site is set to commemerate the anniversary of the July 11, 1774 death of Sir William Johnson by presenting a program on “Disease, Death and Mourning in the 18th Century” on Saturday, July 14. [Read more…] about Johnson Hall Event On 1700s Disease, Death and Mourning
Johnson Hall State Historic Site in Johnstown has announced their 2018 schedule of events. Events include workshops, presentations, a concert, and more. [Read more…] about Johnson Hall 2018 Calendar of Events