Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site has announced a virtual book club, set for the month of August that features Heaven’s Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal by author Jack Kelly. [Read more…] about ‘Heavens Ditch’ Virtual Book-Club Read
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The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Fort Hunter and the Fulton County Historical Society are teaming up to present a virtual two program series, looking at the history of Great Sacandaga Lake. [Read more…] about Sacandaga Series: Two Virtual Programs
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site has announced a virtual presentation by Derrick Pratt of the Erie Canal Museum, who will discuss the Erie Canal’s many connections to the earliest days of professional baseball. [Read more…] about Baseball on the Erie Canal Virtual Talk
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is set to open the doors at their Visitor Center this off season on each first Monday of the month for Museum Monday Programs. [Read more…] about DeWitt Clinton, Erie Canal Presentations at Schoharie Crossing
The plan for the Erie Canal was a tremendous undertaking when construction began in 1817. When the digging commenced, the vastness of the landscape it would cut through became the obstacle.
David Brooks from Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will be at Galway Public Library on Saturday for a presentation about the construction and environmental history of the Erie Canal. [Read more…] about Erie Canal Environmental History Program in Galway
The Visitor Center at Schoharie Crossing is set to host their second Museum Monday program of the year, looking at Abolition and Slavery in Montgomery County with Montgomery County Historian Kelly Farquhar, on Monday, February 3rd.
Farquhar will speak on the freedom seekers in the Mohawk Valley and how the Erie Canal was used to spread ideas, shape ideology, and as a way to escape bondage. [Read more…] about Freedom Seekers in Montgomery Co Talk Feb 3rd
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is set to open the doors at their Visitor Center this off season on each first Monday of the month for Museum Monday programs.
The building will open at 10 am on January 6th, February 3rd, March 2nd, and April 6th to provide a themed discussion within the Pathway to Empire Exhibit beginning at noon. [Read more…] about Museum Mondays at Schoharie Crossing
The Friends of Schoharie Crossing have announced the completion of the three-mile long Eagle Trail at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site.
The Friends of Schoharie Crossing decided to undertake a non-traditional approach through Parks & Trails New York’s Adopt-A-Trail program. Instead of adopting an existing trail segment, this friends group decided to create and adopt an entirely new trail connection on New York State Canal Corporation-owned land. [Read more…] about New Eagle Trail Opens Near Lock 11, Schoharie Crossing
Susan B. Anthony was charged for having cast a ballot in the presidential election of 1872, accused of violating federal law and the NYS Constitution. Suffragists had been stunned and angered at women’s exclusion from the 15th Amendment which had given black men the right to vote in 1870. [Read more…] about Susan B Anthony On Trial
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is set to conduct its fifth annual Tuesday Talk series to recognize New York State History Month this November. Each week a speaker presents on regional or New York State history.
Historian Scott Haefner will discuss Transportation in the Mohawk Valley on November 12th. This presentation will explore the significance of the river valley in developing transportation to the West and covers the Bateaux era in the 18th century through Turnpikes, Canals and Railroads. Haefner is a Registered Public Historian and is the site manager of Old Fort Johnson, operated by the Montgomery County Historical Society. [Read more…] about Mohawk Valley Transportation History at Schoharie Crossing