Cinema Sunday at Schoharie Crossing
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will be screening a 1956 film to start their Cinema Sundays 2023 series.
This film will explore love and the American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley. The movie will be viewed inside the Enders House on Schoharie Street, adjacent to the Visitor Center on May 21st at 1:00pm.
Join in the fun as we watch this classic film set on the frontier of New York during the colonial era. It stars Scott Brady, Rita Gam, and Allison Hayes in roles that weave a tale of young passion, deceit, and over-the-top Hollywood heroism. 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.
These events are free and open to the public, however donations to the non-profit Friends of Schoharie Crossing are always graciously accepted. Refreshments will be available.
For more information about programs at Schoharie Crossing, please contact the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov, or visit our NYS Parks webpage. The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Visitor Center is location at 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter, NY 12069.The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 individual state parks, historic sites, golf courses, boat launches and recreational trails, which are visited by 78 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.nysparks.com, connect on Facebook, or follow-on Twitter.
About the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the Erie Canal as one of the 19th century’s greatest commercial and engineering projects. The Visitor Center exhibit traces the history of the Erie Canal and its impact on the growth of New York State and the nation.
Within the site’s boundaries are many structures dating from the three eras of the canal’s development. At the eastern end of the site is the Putnam Lock Stand at Yankee Hill that houses an exhibit on Erie Canal stores. The site’s largest structure is the remains of the Schoharie Aqueduct, which carried the water of the Enlarged Erie Canal over the Schoharie Creek.
Schoharie Crossing is also the location of 18th century Fort Hunter and the Lower Castle Mohawk village. See artifacts from that portion of our history on display at the Visitor Center.