Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host folk musician Kristoffer Andrew Ross on Saturday, July 8th at 1pm
Fort Hunter, NY – Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host folk musician Kristoffer Andrew Ross on Saturday, July 8th at 1pm outside near the Visitor Center, 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter. This performance is in conjunction with the 46th Annual Antique Engine and Tractor Show.
Ross is a young folk musician and singer from Cambridge, NY, specializing in traditional ballads from Ireland, Britain, New York, and New England. During his performances, he intertwines regional stories and folk history with his love of folk songs and skilled instrumental interpretation. With voice, fingerstyle guitar, Irish bouzouki, and concertina, he tours throughout the Capital District and Vermont.
In addition to solo work, from 2016-2022, Kristoffer lead and arranged music for the Men o’ War Balladeers, a vocal-harmony focused Celtic and Maritime Ballad band. He has produced two albums for the group, including their 2019 release, “Low Lie the Fields.” Kristoffer also works as a stage carpenter and technician, and lives on his family farm in Washington County.
All events over the weekend are free and open to the public. There is no charge for parking, and it is encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy during your visit. Schoharie Crossing’s Pathway to Empire exhibit will be open for the public to view inside the Visitor Center as well.
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.