The Old Stone Fort Museum and the Schoharie County Historical Society have announced a virtual talk with local author and historical society member Peter Lindemann, set for Thursday, February 25th. [Read more…] about Schoharie County History Subject Of Virtual Talk
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Folk Art Kicks Off Old Stone Fort Lecture Series
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
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
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
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
Musicians of Ma’alwyck Performance in Schoharie
On April 30, 1789, George Washington was sworn in as the first president of the United States of America.
The Schoharie County Historical Society will celebrate the 230th Anniversary of that inauguration with a special performance by the Musicians of Ma’alwyck, on Saturday, June 15 at 7 pm at the Schoharie Presbyterian Church. [Read more…] about Musicians of Ma’alwyck Performance in Schoharie
Schoharie Co Historical Spring Meeting at Old Stone Fort
The Annual Schoharie County Historical Society Spring Program Meeting has been set for Sunday, April 28 at 2 pm at the Old Stone Fort Museum, located at 145 Fort Road in Schoharie. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Following a brief business meeting in the museum’s Badgley Annex, meeting participants will then be invited to tour the Old Stone Fort Museum and receive an update on the site’s progress over the last 12 months. [Read more…] about Schoharie Co Historical Spring Meeting at Old Stone Fort
Master Conservator Leading Workshop at Old Stone Fort
The Schoharie County Historical Society is set to host a conservation lecture and workshop led by furniture conservator David Bayne on Saturday, October 20th. The program will take place at 1 pm in the Badgley Museum Annex at the Old Stone Fort Museum Complex. [Read more…] about Master Conservator Leading Workshop at Old Stone Fort