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
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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
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is set to host Jessica Serfilippi from the Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site on Tuesday, October 20th at 6:30 pm as part of the sixth annual Tuesday Talk series to recognize New York State History Month this October. [Read more…] about Women of Schuyler Mansion Topic of Online Program
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site has announced that this year’s Tuesday Talk series, which recognizes New York State History Month, will be held virtually. Each week a speaker will present a topic connected to regional or New York State history. [Read more…] about A New York State History Month Virtual Series
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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 (St. Martin’s Griffin; Reprint Edition, 2017) by author Jack Kelly. [Read more…] about ‘Heavens Ditch’ Virtual Book-Club Read