The new book Old Stone Fort – Guardian of Schoharie County History Since 1772 by Jeff O’Connor features over 79 maps, illustrations, and photographs that help narrate the history of one of upstate New York’s oldest and most beloved museums. [Read more…] about A New Book About Schoharie’s Old Stone Fort
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
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
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
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
The Aqueduct Alliance is an informal group of organizations and individuals working to preserve the Schoharie Aqueduct, the ruins of the Erie Canal aqueduct over Schoharie Creek at Schoharie Crossing. They hope to expand the knowledge and appreciation of the structure, and make it more accessible to visitors. Montgomery County is seeking two grants totaling $800,000 to begin the multi-phase project.
The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is the only location where all three phases of New York’s Canals can be seen at once. In addition to the Schoharie Aqueduct, the only two remaining locks of the original canal can be found at Schoharie Crossing, as well as three enlarged canal locks and one barge canal lock. [Read more…] about A Schoharie Aqueduct Preservation Project Update
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
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
The Old Stone Fort Museum in Schoharie is set to host a lecture and program on the private collections of Schoharie County Attorney Michael West, on Thursday, June 20th at 7 pm.
West’s collections include more than 20,000 significant documents, images, memorabilia and other rare, original and one-of-a-kind treasures he has amassed over the years. [Read more…] about Old Stone Fort Lecture on Treasure Trove of Documents
The Old Stone Fort Museum’s 130th Anniversary and Opening Weekend Celebration has been set for Saturday, May 4, with a full day of living history programs, a special ribbon cutting ceremony and birthday cake. [Read more…] about Old Stone Fort 130th Anniversary Celebration