The New York State Council of the Arts and Greater Hudson Heritage Network Grant Program now offer three opportunities for collecting institutions in New York State including Conservation Treatment Grants, Preservation Supplies Grants, and Site Assessment Grants. [Read more…] about Conservation Grant Awardees Announced
Schoharie County Historical Society
Late in the 19th century, stone was king of building materials and much of the cut stone which helped transform New York into the Empire State came from Schoharie County. There were eight limestone quarries in the town of Cobleskill, with six in the village alone. The largest, located near Barnerville, employed 450 men to fulfill a huge contract with the city of New York, worth the equivalent of approximately $65 million today. [Read more…] about Abandoned Stone Quarries of Schoharie County
The Schoharie County Historical Society has announced their 2022 Summer Lecture Series lineup. The lectures, led by a full slate of local historians, authors, and artists, will be held at historically significant locations along the Schoharie Valley, including Lasell Hall, the Dr. Best House Museum, and the Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association on Depot Lane in Schoharie. [Read more…] about Schoharie’s Old Stone Fort Summer Lecture Series Lineup
The Old Stone Fort Museum and Schoharie County Historical Society have received a donation of a Revolutionary War era powder horn.
Skillfully created by horn craftsman Hank Yost, the piece presented reflects the architecture and engraving styles of the Revolutionary period and was specifically designed to represent the life and times of the Hartmansdorf House’s original occupant Philip Bartholomew. [Read more…] about Museum Acquires Revolutionary Era Powder Horn Reproduction
The Schohaire County Historical Society will continue their “Rediscovering the Forgotten History of Blacks in Schoharie County” educational series on Thursday, February 17th, with a presentation led by Schoharie County Historical Society Genealogist Catherine Adams. [Read more…] about Black History in Schoharie County Program in Cobleskill
The Old Stone Fort Museum‘s Hartman’s Dorf House is undergoing a restoration project with the goal of opening the building to the public. The Hartman’s Dorf House is situated between the Oliver Schoolhouse and the Dutch Barn in the center of the museum complex in Schoharie County, NY.
Some of the rehabilitation work includes floors, walls, windows, and siding. One of the key projects to bring the structure into use was a new, historically accurate fireplace and hearth, which would enable living historians to demonstrate what home life was like for 18th-century German settlers. [Read more…] about Hartman’s Dorf House Restoration at Old Stone Fort Museum
The Schoharie County Historical Society has announced the acquisition of two John Wilkinson original folk art paintings which will be added to the society’s permanent collection.
The pieces each depict the historic Hartmansdorf House, located on the Old Stone Fort Museum Complex grounds in Schoharie, NY, at two important milestones in the historical society’s history. [Read more…] about Old Stone Fort Museum Acquires New Folk Art Paintings
The Schoharie County Historical Society will host a public screening and panel discussion of the documentary film We Were There: Schoharie County on 9/11 on Friday, October 29th at 7 pm in the Wieting Theater located in Worcester, NY.
Produced by the historical society in 2019, the film is an account of what many of those that responded to the 9/11 from Schoharie County experienced and the action they took in the days and weeks that followed. [Read more…] about Schoharie County on 9/11: Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion
The Schoharie County Historical Society will be hosting an educational series and book club discussion on the book Discovering the Forgotten History of African Americans in Schoharie County starting on Thursday, October 21st at at the Schoharie Presbyterian Church. The series will continue monthly through April 2022. [Read more…] about African Americans in Schoharie County Event Oct 21st
The Schoharie County Historical Society will host an online presentation with Jeff O’Connor, who will talk about his book The Old Stone Fort – Guardian of Schoharie County History Since 1772, on Thursday March 25th. [Read more…] about Old Stone Fort Virtual Lecture