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Tue 27 Nov
NYS History Month – Tuesday Talks
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

In the Enders House- Speaker & Topic TBA Celebrate the rich history of New York State with us during this series of talks recognizing NYS History Month.
Tue 20 Nov
NYS History Month – Tuesday Talks
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

In the Enders House- Speaker & Topic TBA Celebrate the rich history of New York State with us during this series of talks recognizing NYS History Month.
Tue 20 Nov
NYS History Month – Tuesday Talks
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

"Fulton County in Hollywood" with Fulton County Historian Samantha Hall-SaladinoExplore Fulton County's links to MGM, the Schine theater empire and it's connection to McCarthyism, local celebrities, and more in this presentation about the area's silver screen history.

Celebrate the rich history of New York State with us during this series of talks recognizing NYS History Month.

Tue 13 Nov
NYS History Month – Tuesday Talks
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

In the Enders House- Speaker & Topic TBA Celebrate the rich history of New York State with us during this series of talks recognizing NYS History Month.
Tue 13 Nov
NYS History Month – Tuesday Talks
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Scots-Irish Immigration Patterns, the Old New York Frontier and the Cherry Valley Massacre

Terry McMaster has conducted research that centers on the settlement of the western frontier of colonial New York beginning about 1740 by Scots-Irish settlers and examines the development of that and other communities in the upper Susquehanna River watershed.

This presentation looks at 18th century Native American settlements of the Mohawk and upper Susquehanna regions, especially Tiononderoga (Ft. Hunter), Canajoharie, Schoharie and Onaquaga, the influence of missionaries on these villages, and the cultural, political and religious influences which fed both sides of the conflict.

Enhanced with maps and illustrations from 18th century sources, we will look at how ethnic differences and religious affiliation largely determined how sides were chosen prior to and during the early years of the war for independence.

Terry McMaster is an independent historian whose research focuses on the American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley and on the settlement patterns, family connections and border warfare along colonial New York's western frontier in the 18th century.

Celebrate the rich history of New York State with us during this series of talks recognizing NYS History Month.

Sat 10 Nov
GEOCACHE End of the Challenge Potluck at the Lock Event
Saturday, November 10, 2018 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Yankee Hill Lock

Come finish up the 2018 Sara-Cap Regional Geocache Challenge by enjoying an event at Schoharie Crossing. We will trade off TBs, share in some great conversation and snag those last smiles before NYAdmin & Sara-Cap archive another amazing year of geocaching! We will be having a Potluck at the Lock so bring your favorite dish to share. There is some indoor space at the Putman Canal Store in case the weather acts up. There will be give-a-ways and more!

Not sure what Geocaching is? Visit www.geocaching.com and discover the fun!

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Tue 06 Nov
NYS History Month – Tuesday Talks
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

In the Enders House- Speaker & Topic TBA Celebrate the rich history of New York State with us during this series of talks recognizing NYS History Month.
Tue 06 Nov
NYS History Month – Tuesday Talks
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Michael Diana, the Education and Programs Manager for the Schenectady County Historical Society will present "The Mabee Farm: New Stories from Old Schenectady" to kick off our 2018 NYS History Month Tuesday Talks series.

Sitting above the picturesque Mohawk river, the Mabee Farm tells the story of so many generations of farmers, traders and travelers who made their lives in and around Schenectady. While many have heard the story of Jan Mabee, the founder of the farm, this presentation introduces some lesser known but equally fascinating characters whose stories were crucial to the family's success. You'll meet Annetje and Catrina, two Mabee matriarchs whose Mohawk and Dutch upbringing made them a force to reckon with. We'll also explore the life of Cato, an enslaved man belonging to the Mabees and his daring attempt to find freedom. Lastly, we'll meet Jacob whose struggled to preserve the lifestyle of his ancestors in an industrializing world.

Michael Diana grew up in Guilderland, New York and has long been fascinated with the natural and historic landscape of the Mohawk Valley. He studied history at Hamilton College and returned to Schenectady where he currently works at the Schenectady County Historical Society.

Celebrate the rich history of New York State with us during this series of talks recognizing NYS History Month.

Tue 16 Oct
Autumn Walking Tour
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 01:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Visitor Center- 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 post-poned.

Sat 29 Sep
National Coffee Day
Saturday, September 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Come celebrate National Coffee Day at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site! Stop into the Visitor Center between 10am and 1pm for a free cup of Canal Coffee and a piece of coffee cake. Explore the exhibit and maybe even the rest of the site while you enjoy National Coffee Day!
Wed 26 Sep
Wildlife Wednesday – Habitat Hike
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 05:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Visitor Center – Schoharie Street, Ft. Hunter

Join an environmental educator on at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site for a habitat hike to learn about the different animals that call this area home and some of their special characteristics. This program will meet at the Visitor Center and enjoy an hour-long walk around the site. This program is open to all ages, but has been designed for families with children ages 5 and up. The hike is a less than two mile round-trip and is weather dependent (will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or thunderstorms).

Registration is required for this program; please call Keri Surita at 518-584-2000, ext. 111, or email Keri.Surita@parks.ny.gov.

 

Registration: Required
Tue 25 Sep
Epizooty! The Great Horse Influenza and the Erie Canal w/ Travis Bowman & Friends Meeting
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

In the Enders House- What happened when every engine in New York State effectively stopped working at the same time? Post-Civil War America is commonly thought of as a time of rapid industrialization and mechanization, but in reality, horses and mules were still at the heart of every transportation system in the country. Using collections from the new exhibit at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Senior Curator from the NYS Bureau of Historic Sites Travis Bowman will discuss the devastating effects of the horse influenza epizootic of 1872-3, which shut down the Erie Canal and possibly drove a leading freight company on the canal to go bankrupt in 1874.

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.