Lunchbox Lesson on the Conklingville Dam
With John Callaghan of the Hudson River Black River Regulating District
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site (Saratoga/Capital District)John Callaghan, Director of the Hudson River Black River Regulating District will be presenting on the fascinating history of the Conklingville Dam and the Great Sacandaga Reservoir. He will speak to the District’s mission as a regulatory agency and how its operation extends across regions of New York State. Free and open to the public. No registration required. WebEx free web meeting platform, link goes live at 11:50am. Virtual via WebEx.
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.