Yankee Galvanized Yankee w/ Ben Kemp of Grants Cottage
Thursday, January 19, 2023 07:00 PM • Virtual via WebEx.
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site (Saratoga/Capital District) As part of the 3rd Annual Third Thursday Winter Lecture Series, Ben Kemp of Grants Cottage State Historic Site will be discussing Yankee Galvanized Yankee.
As part of the 3rd Annual Third Thursday Winter Lecture Series, Ben Kemp of Grants Cottage State Historic Site will be discussing Yankee Galvanized Yankee. Kemp shares the incredibly unusual tale of Hugh Clemons. Find out the circumstances that brought a man born and raised in the Southern Adirondacks of New York into the service of the Confederate army and how he eventually ended up on the other side of the fight. Discover how he was regarded when he returned to the North after the war and his interesting connection to General U.S. Grant.
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.