Not Just for Kids Storytelling at Schoharie Crossing

Date: August 20, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: 129 Schoharie St, Fort Hunter, NY 12069
Organizer: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 829-7516
Montgomery County | Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

On Sunday, August 20, at 6pm, Mary Murphy will perform, “Eating Wild & Other Tales of Love, Food, and Woodchucks!”

Fort Hunter, NYSchoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host Mary Murphy on Sunday, August 20th at 6:00pm as part of the 2023 Not Just for Kids Storytelling series. This program will be held outside the Visitor Center, 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter.

Murphy will perform, “Eating Wild & Other Tales of Love, Food, and Woodchucks!” She is known for her humorous family stories served up in a Murphy Stew full of folktales and seasoned with original tales too. Mary Murphy will leave you hungry for more!

Mary Murphy has performed regionally at Proctors and Story Sundays, as well as at the National Storytelling Festival, the Hawaii Storytelling Festival, and the Clever Gretchen Storytelling Festival at Syracuse University. She has been a teacher/mentor for young storytellers in schools and in Children at the Well, an interfaith storytelling group in the Capital District. Her stories have been published in several anthologies and magazines.

This is an outdoor event, though weather may send us inside. We ask that you dress for the conditions, bug spray and sunblock are encouraged. Bring a lawn chair or blanket as seating may be limited.

All of the Not Just for Kids Storytelling events are free and open to the public. The next performance dates are Joe Doolittle, Sunday, September 3rd at 1pm; Karen Pillsworth, Saturday, September 9that 6pm; Dee and Frank Wind on Sunday, October 15th at 6pm.

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.