The Life of Molly Brant to be Discussed at Schoharie Crossing

Date: March 19, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Enders House, 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 will host author, historian, and archaeologist Lois Huey on Sunday, March 19th at 1:00pm to discuss the life of Molly Brant. 

This program will take place inside the Enders House adjacent to the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center on Schoharie Street in Fort Hunter, NY.  

Molly Brant was a Haudenosaunee Mohawk woman alive during the 18th-Century and who is most often associated with Sir William Johnson and his role as a British Superintendent of Indian Affairs before the American Revolution. However, Brant was a strong character all her own and leaves a lasting legacy of a powerful woman.  Her adept abilities to manage a life of political diplomacy, as well as running Johnson’s estate, demonstrates Brant’s strength of determination. During Women’s History Month, we will recognize her life and discuss Brant’s many roles within colonial New York during a time of tremendous conflict. 

Huey was formerly an archaeologist for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.

She received her master’s degree in Anthropology from the State University of New York at Albany and had an undergraduate concentration in history.  She has had articles published in Ethnohistory, the Journal of Field Archeology, and several other scientific or archeologic journals during her career.  Huey co-authored the book, “Molly Brant: A Legacy of Her Own,” with Bonnie Pulis. 

This program is free and open to the public. 

For more information about this program or any of our offerings, please call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email, or visit our Facebook page.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 individual state parks, historic sites, golf courses, boat launches and recreational trails, which are visited by 79.5 million people annually.  For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit, connect on Facebook, or follow-on Twitter. 

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.