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Sat 27 May
Geocache Challenge Kick-off Event
Saturday, May 27, 2017 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

We are looking to kick off the 2017 Saratoga-Capital Geocache Challenge in style on May 27th!

The site is hosting an event for all cachers who want to orientate themselves to the historic grounds as well as those looking to just find out more about what geocaching is! This will be a great opportunity to meet other cachers in the area, pick up the challenge passport, grab a map of the grounds, snag a bunch of smilies and head out for more challenge caches in local parks.

We will have 5% off coupons supplied by Cache Advance for online purchases to hand out, as well as a few terrific giveaways!

Thu 01 Jun
Putman Porch Music
Thursday, June 1, 2017 06:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Come join in the fun for the 3rd Annual Putman Porch Music series at Yankee Hill Lock! Each Thursday evening in June, local musicians are encouraged to informally gather to play American roots & folk music on the porch of this historic canal store at Yankee Hill Lock.

553 Queen Anne Road, Amsterdam NY

FREE

Sat 03 Jun
National Trails Day Kayak Expedition
Saturday, June 3, 2017 09:00 AM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Join us again in 2017 for a terrific National Trails Day event. ECOS: The Environmental Clearinghouse and the Friends of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site have partnered for this event which will highlight the beauty and nature of the Schoharie Creek & Mohawk River.

Arrive by 9am at the Schoharie Crossing Boat-launch to embark on a wonderful tour of the Schoharie Creek and Mohawk River. A Friends member will provide historical context to the waterways and remaining features of the Erie Canal, Railroads and bridges. ECOS will educate on the environmental aspects of the waterways.

The expedition will venture along the creek and then into the Mohawk River & today's Erie Canal. More details to come! Check back for updates.

The expedition will launch from the Schoharie Crossing Boat Launch on Hartley Lane in the Town of Glen. Access the parking just off Rt. 5S across from Karen's Produce & Ice Cream

*Must have an approved floatation device in order to participate in this event. All Ages Welcome. A FREE event!

Thu 08 Jun
Putman Porch Music
Thursday, June 8, 2017 06:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Come join in the fun for the 3rd Annual Putman Porch Music series at Yankee Hill Lock! Each Thursday evening in June, local musicians are encouraged to informally gather to play American roots & folk music on the porch of this historic canal store at Yankee Hill Lock.

553 Queen Anne Road, Amsterdam NY

FREE

Thu 15 Jun
Putman Porch Music
Thursday, June 15, 2017 06:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Come join in the fun for the 3rd Annual Putman Porch Music series at Yankee Hill Lock! Each Thursday evening in June, local musicians are encouraged to informally gather to play American roots & folk music on the porch of this historic canal store at Yankee Hill Lock.

553 Queen Anne Road, Amsterdam NY

FREE

Sat 17 Jun
Path Through History Weekend
Saturday, June 17, 2017 until Sunday, June 18, 2017
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

All Weekend: Across New York State various cultural institutions, historic sites, museums and communities will celebrate their heritage!

We will be conducting a Scavenger Hunt for those interested in exploring the site and discovering all that it has to offer. Complete the hunt and be entered into a prize drawing. Contact the site for more information and pick up a copy of the scavenger hunt booklet.

On Saturday, June 17th there will be a History & Hearsay tour of the site starting at 3pm at the Visitor Center. The tour lasts approx. 90 minutes and proper footwear for walking on grassy trails is suggested.

"Path Through History Weekend is a showcase of New York State's rich and fascinating history and will feature hundreds of events happening at historic and cultural destinations throughout the state. You don't have to be a historian to appreciate New York State's rich heritage. New York's new Path Through History helps you discover, experience and appreciate the state's amazing past. A wealth of memorable experiences awaits you - from living history museums, to forts and military landmarks, to the homes of presidents, great writers and artists. With an unparalleled network of museums, historic sites and cultural institutions, Path Through History takes you across the state to discover events of the past and learn how they reverberate today. "

Sun 18 Jun
FMRRC Mule Haul
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Fulmont Roadrunners Club is conducting their annual Mule Haul race on Father's Day.

Please visit: http://www.fmrrc.org/ for more information.

Registration: Required
Thu 22 Jun
Putman Porch Music
Thursday, June 22, 2017 06:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Come join in the fun for the 3rd Annual Putman Porch Music series at Yankee Hill Lock! Each Thursday evening in June, local musicians are encouraged to informally gather to play American roots & folk music on the porch of this historic canal store at Yankee Hill Lock.

553 Queen Anne Road, Amsterdam NY

FREE

Sat 24 Jun
Cinema Saturday
Saturday, June 24, 2017 07:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Outside the Visitor Center*

Join in the fun as we watch this classic 1956 film.

Jonathan, an artist working for a Massachusetts society to paint frontier scenes at a remote army post, is away from Boston so long that his fiancée, Cynthia, chaperoned by her Aunt Agatha, travel to Fort Alden looking for him. She finds him enjoying the company of the storekeeper's daughter as well as mixed up with a Mohawk Chief's daughter, all while a vengeful settler begins stirring up war for his own gain.

Enjoy the film and discuss some of the liberties Hollywood took with history to tell this legend.

*Movie inside the Enders House if raining

Thu 29 Jun
Putman Porch Music
Thursday, June 29, 2017 06:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Come join in the fun for the 3rd Annual Putman Porch Music series at Yankee Hill Lock! Each Thursday evening in June, local musicians are encouraged to informally gather to play American roots & folk music on the porch of this historic canal store at Yankee Hill Lock.

553 Queen Anne Road, Amsterdam NY

FREE

Sat 08 Jul
Canal Days
Saturday, July 8, 2017 until Sunday, July 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

The annual celebration of the community & canal! More information to come, check back for updates!

If you'd like to be a part of the activities and programs for this event, contact Janice at SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov or (518) 829-7516 for details.

Wed 12 Jul
Wildlife Wednesday
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 06:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Discover more wonders of wildflowers with environmental educator and author Anita Sanchez.

Sat 22 Jul
Cinema Saturday: A Farmer Takes A Wife
Saturday, July 22, 2017 07:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Charming love story set on the Erie Canal in the mid-19th Century. A farmer works on the canal to earn money to buy a farm. He meets a cook on a canal boat, but she can't even consider leaving the exciting life on the canal for a banal one on a farm...

Jotham Klore is the leading canal boater on the Erie Canal. He's also a bullying braggart. His cook, Molly Larkins, loves working on the canal. Young Dan Farrow signs onto another boat, owned by Samson Weaver, with plans to save enough money to buy a farm. Dan and Molly fall in love, but their romance runs aground on the conflict between his love of farming and her devotion to the canal.

This film is adapted from the play that was based on the book Rome Haul by Walter D. Edmonds.

*Movie inside the Enders House if raining

Tue 17 Oct
Autumn Walking Tour
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 01:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Come explore the trails at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site w/ site educator David for this free Autumn Tour.

The tour covers about a mile of the historic Erie Canal towpath and will include interpretive stops along the way. Autumn is a terrific time of year to walk the trails at Schoharie Crossing, and this is a great chance to get a free tour.

Tour time is approximately 90 minutes with interpretive stops. Please wear appropriate footwear for walking on grass trails.

In case of rain tour will be postponed.