History & Hearsay from Schoharie Crossing
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Join Schoharie Crossing educator, David Brooks, as he offers up some “History & Hearsay” at the Schoharie Library!
This image-based “virtual” tour of the Erie Canal historic site grounds is woven with interesting bits of history & mystery. Within the set of tales is one outright lie! Can you spot it?
(Approx. 45-60 minutes with time for questions. General Audiences)
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.