Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host the 44th Annual Tri-County Old Power Association Gas Engine and Tractor Show on Saturday, July 10th and Sunday, July 11th from 10 am to 4 pm. Tri-County Power club members will feature old gas engines, feed grinders, antique tractors, water pumps and more during the event. [Read more…] about Old Engine & Vintage Car Show At Schoharie Crossing
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Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will be the kick-off location for the Erie Canal Museum’s “Erie Eats: Cones and Canals” cycling and walking series, on Saturday, July 10th.
Every other Saturday at 11 am throughout the summer, the series will feature an hour-long guided tour, either by bike or by foot (depending on location), along the new Empire State Trail while highlighting unique Canal history. [Read more…] about Cones & Canals Series Kicking Off At Schoharie Crossing
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host “Geography, Geology, and Genius: How Coal & Canals Ignited the American Industrial Revolution,” a virtual presentation by Martha Capwell Fox of the National Canal Museum on how the geography of rivers and mountains, along with geology that includes anthracite, iron ore, and limestone of northeastern Pennsylvania led several men to the beginnings of heavy industry in the US. [Read more…] about How Coal & Canals Ignited American Industry
In 1824 the Morris Canal & Banking Company was chartered to build a canal that would carry coal to developing markets along the eastern seaboard. The canal would pass through the heart of New Jersey’s iron district and provide the long-needed transportation system that would create new commercial activity. The completed canal extended 102 miles and opened for business in 1831. By the early 1900s, the canal became obsolete. [Read more…] about Schoharie Crossing Offering Program on NJ’s Morris Canal
Anna B. Schram was Department President of the Association of Army Nurses. During the Civil War, she volunteered as an unpaid nurse under Drs. McKenzie and Haynes.
She was stationed at a Union Army camp outside of Fredericksburg, where she remained for 10 months caring for the sick and wounded of Antietam and South Mountain until illness forced her to return home. [Read more…] about Anna Schram & Montgomery County’s Civil War Nurses
The life of DeWitt Clinton is an interesting exploration into the politics of early America and New York State. Recognized now as the Father of the Erie Canal, New York State Governor and former mayor of New York City, Clinton had tended to personal and political rivalries to accomplish legislative goals. [Read more…] about DeWitt Clinton & John Swartwout Duel Subject of Virtual Program
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is launching a virtual “Lunchbox Lesson” series, set to begin on Wednesday, April 28th with a talk about the St. Lawrence Seaway. [Read more…] about St Lawrence Seaway History Program April 28th
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site has announced their 2021 Virtual “History at Home” Winter Lecture series. The site will offer free online programs from January to March covering a range of history topics. [Read more…] about Schoharie Crossing Offers History at Home Winter Lecture Series
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is set to host local author and former radio man, Bob Cudmore on Wednesday, October 28th at 1 pm to wrap up their NYS History Month programs.
Cudmore will discuss ten stories he has covered in his Focus on History column for the Daily Gazette. [Read more…] about 10 Stories With Bob Cudmore (Virtual Program)
Closing out the Tuesday Talks portion of the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site’s NYS History Month programs, Amanda Massie and Valerie Balint will host “Converging on the Canal: the 19th Century Through Food.”
What people eat is closely related to where they live and their socio-economic standing. In this online program about food and travel on the Erie Canal, Massie and Balint will discuss how the canal shaped the way Americans ate in the 19th century. [Read more…] about Food and Travel On The Erie Canal Program Tuesday