Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Museum Monday at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Date: February 13, 2023
Time: 11:00 am
Location: 129 Schoharie Street Fort Hunter, NY 12069
Organizer: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 829-7516
Montgomery County | Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Visit the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site for the return of Museum Monday.  We’ll be open during the off season for a couple hours on select Monday’s while offering refreshing discussion on a topic relevant to the month.

February we’ll look at slavery in the Mohawk Valley and the lack of evidence showing black labor on the construction of the Erie Canal while you check out the Pathway to Empire exhibit.

Short presentation is at 11:30am.


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.