The 2020 Lecture Series at the Old Stone Fort Museum is set to kick off on Saturday, January 18 at 2 pm when local folk artist John Wilkinson presents an artist’s talk, exhibition and sale in the Badgley Museum Annex. [Read more…] about Folk Art Kicks Off Old Stone Fort Lecture Series
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Old Stone Fort Museum Recognized by MANY
The Old Stone Fort Museum has announced that their 2019 community program “We Were There: Schoharie County and the 9/11 Response” will be awarded the Engaging Communities Award as part of the Museum Association of New York’s (MANY) 2020 conference “The Power of Partnership.”
MANY’s Engaging Communities Award recognizes an institution that employs creative methods to engage the community and build new audiences. [Read more…] about Old Stone Fort Museum Recognized by MANY
Old Stone Fort Museum Names New Director
The Old Stone Fort Museum and Schoharie County Historical Society Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Melinda McTaggart as the new business manager and museum director.
Ms. McTaggart officially took the helm of the museum on October 7th, filling a position which was vacated by the retirement of long-time director Carle Kopecky in November of 2018 and filled by temporary acting director and museum curator Daniel Beams through the first part of 2019. [Read more…] about Old Stone Fort Museum Names New Director
Schoharie Co Historians Meeting At Green Wolf Brewing
The 2019 Schoharie County Historical Society Fall Membership Meeting has been set for Sunday, October 27 from 2 to 5 pm at the Green Wolf Brewing Company located at 329 Main Street in the village of Middleburgh.
The 2019 membership meeting follows the 130th Anniversary Year of the Old Stone Fort Museum and Schoharie County Historical Society, a season marked with new leadership, numerous new and returning events, expanded outreach and new initiatives. [Read more…] about Schoharie Co Historians Meeting At Green Wolf Brewing
Old Stone Fort Days This Weekend, Oct 5-6
The Old Stone Fort Museum in Schoharie has announced Stone Fort Days, a weekend full of immersive, living history re-enactments and activities for the entire family, has been set for Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6 from 10 am to 5 pm.
The biggest event of the year at the Old Stone Fort Museum, Stone Fort Days 2019 will focus on life in the Schoharie Valley 240 years ago, in the midst of the American War for Independence. [Read more…] about Old Stone Fort Days This Weekend, Oct 5-6
Featured Collection: Harold Toles’ Schoharie County Photos
Harold Toles took a lot of pictures. If anything big happened in Schoharie County from 1948 to 1984, Toles was probably there with his camera.
The Old Stone Fort Museum Research Library has more than 150,000 of his negatives in its collection, as well as 13 notebooks recording a description of each shot. [Read more…] about Featured Collection: Harold Toles’ Schoharie County Photos
Some Old Stone Fort Preservation History
Together, Schoharie County and the Schoharie County Historical Society operate and steward the Old Stone Fort as a museum and programming space in the village of Schoharie.
Visitors and guests can peruse local artifacts and history or take in a public program, experience the grounds, and view the historic buildings at the Old Stone Fort complex. [Read more…] about Some Old Stone Fort Preservation History
Catstock: Peace, Love and Whiskers at Old Stone Fort
The Schoharie County Historical Society and the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley (ASSV) have announced a celebration of all things cats, Catstock, a day of peace, love and whiskers, set for Saturday, August 24th from 10 am to dusk at the Old Stone Fort Museum in Schoharie.
Held on the heels of the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Catstock 2019 will feature live performances by area bands throughout the day, plus food vendors, local artisans, informational booths, purveyors of cat and pet themed items, face painting, children’s games and activities, raffles and more. [Read more…] about Catstock: Peace, Love and Whiskers at Old Stone Fort
A Benedict Arnold Letter That Changed History
On October 9th, 1777, Nathaniel Bacheller, a militia adjutant from New Hampshire, wrote a letter to his wife, Suzanna. It was discovered by historians when it appeared on the auction site eBay this past winter and was sold to an unknown buyer for $2,925. A digital copy was downloaded and a transcript of the letter was made before it went to join the buyer’s private collection.
What the letter holds is a first-hand, historically unbiased account of the conversations, command decisions and field actions of General Horatio Gates and General Benedict Arnold during the ongoing 1777 Battle of Saratoga. [Read more…] about A Benedict Arnold Letter That Changed History
Civil War Signal Corps Diary Talk at Old Stone Fort
Schoharie County Historian Ted Shuart is set to tell the story and share the personal diary of Civil War United States Army Signal Corps 2nd Lieutenant William H. Hill on Thursday, August 8 at 7 pm at the Old Stone Fort Museum in Schoharie, NY.
Lost and forgotten for decades, the diary was discovered and purchased during a general store’s going out of business sale in the town of Richmondville nearly 60 years ago. What it holds is a faithful record of the daily experiences and personal observations of one member of a very small and little known segment of the armed services. [Read more…] about Civil War Signal Corps Diary Talk at Old Stone Fort