Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Palatine Germans in the Mohawk Valley

Date: March 16, 2023
Time: 6:50 pm
Location: Virtual event
Organizer: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 829-7516
Montgomery County | Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

As part of the 3rd Annual Third Thursday Winter Lecture Series, Kathryn Weller of the NYS Museum will discuss the emigration of German families from the Palatine region of Europe into the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys of New York during the early decades of the 1700’s.

Discover the impact of this immigration into colonial America and its lasting impact on the region. Free and open to the public.

No registration required. WebEx free web meeting platform, link goes live at 6:50pm. 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.