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Tue 22 Oct
Friends Meeting: ROTTEN! w/ Anita Sanchez
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Join us for a great presentation by environmental educator and author Anita Sanchez about her new book, “ROTTEN! Vultures, Beetles, and Slime: Nature's Decomposers” (released January 2019).

There will be a brief Friends Group meeting prior to the presentation. This is a FREE event open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Tue 05 Nov
NYS History Month Tuesday Talk: “The Story of Grant Cottage: The Final Home of an American Hero” with Ben Kemp from Grants Cottage
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

The compelling story of how famed Civil War General and two-term U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant ended up spending his final days in the foothills of the Adirondacks. The story of Grant's last year is an inspirational tale of family devotion and a true character study of a man known for his triumph over adversity. Learn how the amazingly preserved Cottage atop Mt. McGregor, with sweeping views of the Hudson Valley and Green Mountains, became a historic site that has welcomed visitors for the last 135 years.

Tue 12 Nov
NYS History Month Tuesday Talk: “Transportation in the Mohawk Valley” with Scott Haefner From Montgomery County Historical, Old Fort Johnson
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

In this presentation, historian Scott Haefner will explore the significance of the Mohawk River and its valley in developing transportation to the West and will cover the Bateaux era in the 18th century through to the 19th century Turnpikes, Canals and Railroads.

Tue 19 Nov
NYS History Month Tuesday Talk: “On Trial: Susan B. Anthony” with Laurie Kozakiewicz From SUNY at Albany
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

In 1873 Susan B. Anthony went on trial in Canandaigua NY for having cast a ballot in the presidential election of 1872. In doing so she seemingly violated both federal law and the NYS Constitution. Suffragists had been stunned and angered at women's exclusion from the 15th Amendment. Our purpose in revisiting the trial is to get a better sense of the challenge's suffragists faced in the late 19th century as they struggled to win the vote.

Tue 26 Nov
NYS History Month Tuesday Talk: “Looking History in the Eye” with Anne Clothier From Saratoga County Historical, Brookside Museum
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

A workshop lecture about identifying 19th century photography methods. Anne will cover what to look for in identifying the works from the 1800s and some other elements that enable historians to narrow down the era in which a photograph may have been taken. Bring along some of your own family photos to share.