Several projects have been completed at New York State Historic Sites. [Read more…] about Recently Completed Historic Site Projects
Although the history of the area goes back several centuries, Fulton County was created in 1838, as Montgomery County was divided, and was named for inventor and engineer Robert Fulton. Fulton County has a long, rich, and diverse history which lends itself to several myths about people or places. Those can also become legends, told around its communities, or shared with far away friends and family. [Read more…] about Fulton County Myths and Legends
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) has announced that construction has begun on a $1.7 million project to stabilize the historic Erie Canal Aqueduct at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Montgomery County.
The aqueduct, which was built in 1841, is within the Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor. [Read more…] about Erie Canal Aqueduct Stabilization Project Begins
The Arkell Museum, The Friends of Schoharie Crossing, and the Canajoharie Library have collaborated to bring “The Remarkable, Irresistible Erie” to the Great Hall at the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie on Sunday, September 25th.
This performance includes some well-known canal songs and some lesser known. [Read more…] about The Remarkable, Irresistible Erie – A Musical Performance Set For Sunday
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is set to host a virtual Student Art Exhibit on the theme of “Water’s Reflections: Seeing the Past in the Present.” This will be a juried show for students in elementary, middle, and high schools within New York State. [Read more…] about Schoharie Crossing Virtual Gallery Call for Student Art
In this episode of The Historians Podcast, David Brooks of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Fort Hunter has Erie Canal lore to share. He also tells of unrealized plans to make a canal out of the Sacandaga River. [Read more…] about Schoharie Crossing on the Erie Canal (Podcast)
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will continue to offer online programs throughout the summer even as the Visitor Center is now open by appointment.
The Erie Canal historic site will provide programs through Webex as well as other online platforms and social media. [Read more…] about Schoharie Crossing Offers Online 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