Antique Fair to benefit 1747 Historic Nellis Tavern

Date: March 11, 2023
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Arkell Museum and Library, 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, NY
Organizer: Arkell Museum and Library
Email address: info@arkellmuseum.org
Phone: 518-673-231
Arkell Museum | Montgomery County

Antique Fair is BACK March 11, 2023 at the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We are excited to welcome back the Palatine Settlement Society for their Annual Antique Fair benefitting the 1747 Historic Nellis Tavern!

  • Admission to the Antique Fair is $5.00 per person.
  • Admission to the Arkell Museum galleries is a special reduced price of $5.00 per person.

~ 25 antique vendors
Appraisal booth - $5.00 per object • Refreshments

Interested in being a vendor please contact:
Joan Draus
518-894-7807
joandraus@gmail.com

For general questions please contact the Arkell Museum at 518-673-2314 or email info@arkellmuseum.org

Arkell Museum and Library Lunchtime Lecture

Date: February 23, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Online Event
Organizer: Arkell Museum and Library
Email address: info@arkellmuseum.org
Phone: 518-673-231
Arkell Museum | Montgomery County

Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 12:00pm Perennial In Frame Lunchtime Lecture with The Erie Canal Museum 

Join us as we present Perennial In Frame during the Lunchtime Lecture series of The Erie Canal Museum! 

This laid back, fun, and engaging presentation will look at the Arkell Museum’s extensive collection of Mohawk Valley and Erie Canal art and tie it to the history, memory, and revitalization of the Mohawk Valley region. Featuring Mary Alexander, Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library, and David Brooks, Education Director at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will join forces to talk art and history in the Mohawk River Valley and the Erie Canal.

“Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.” ― DeWitt Clinton, The Life and Writings of DeWitt Clinton

This is an online event, registration is required please follow the link below to register.
https://eriecanalmuseum.org/store/product/lecture/

For questions please call 518-673-2314 ext. 113 or email info@ArkellMuseum.org

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Myers and the Underground Railroad

Date: February 16, 2023
Time: 7:00 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, Mary Liz and Paul Stewart of the Underground Railroad Education Center in Albany, NY will discuss Harriet and Stephen Myers.

The Myers were black abolitionists, whose residence was a headquarters for Underground Railroad activity in the Capital Region in the mid 1850's. They serve as a lasting-legacy for social justice and reform. Their home is now a museum and community place of gathering that serves as a reckoning space with the past, and also inspires future generations. 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.

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.

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Lunchbox Lesson on John Brown

Date: February 8, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Virtual event on WebEx
Organizer: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 829-7516
Montgomery County | Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

With Brendan Mills of John Brown Farm SHS Wednesday, February 8, 2023 12:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Brendan Mills, Historic Site Manager at John Brown Farm will discuss the lasting impact of Brown, his efforts toward emancipation of Blacks in America, and what his homestead in the Adirondacks of NY continues to offer as a focus toward social change.

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

WebEx free web meeting platform, link goes live at 11:50am. 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.

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Yankee Galvanized Yankee w/ Ben Kemp of Grants Cottage

Date: January 19, 2023
Time: 6:50 pm
Location: Virtual event on WebEx
Organizer: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 829-7516
Montgomery County | Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

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.

Yankee Galvanized Yankee w/ Ben Kemp of Grants Cottage
Yankee Galvanized Yankee virtual event w/ Ben Kemp of Grants Cottage

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.

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Lunchbox Lesson on the Conklingville Dam

Date: January 11, 2023
Time: 11:50 am
Location: Virtual event on WebEx
Organizer: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 829-7516
Montgomery County | Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

With John Callaghan of the Hudson River Black River Regulating District

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:00 PM

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site (Saratoga/Capital District)John Callaghan, Director of the Hudson River Black River Regulating District will be presenting on the fascinating history of the Conklingville Dam and the Great Sacandaga Reservoir.  He will speak to the District's mission as a regulatory agency and how its operation extends across regions of New York State. Free and open to the public. No registration required. WebEx free web meeting platform, link goes live at 11:50am. 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.

Christmas at the Fort

Date: December 3, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Fort Plain Museum, 389 Canal Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339
Organizer: Fort Plain Museum
Phone: (518) 993-2527
December | Fort Plain Museum

Christmas at the Fort

Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10 am to 4 pm

Visit the Fort Plain museum and meet authors at the Author Book Fair.

Refreshments and Christmas Cheer will be served! All book sale proceeds go to historic preservation, artifact acquisition, exhibit building and educational programming.

Authors include

Phillip D. Weaver, Geoff Benton, Rosemary Nichols, Kelly Yacobucci Farquhar, Mark Silo, Deirdre Sinnott, Rebecca Sokol, Greg Zoller, Laura Penge Burda and Casey Nichole Burda, Kiersten Marcil, Heather Jeanne Hugg Johnson, Wanda Easter Burch, Sandy Nellis Lane, Bradley Luberto, Jeff O'Connor, Norman J. Bollen

Kanatsiohareke’s Fall Festival Fundraiser

Start date: November 1, 2022
End date: November 13, 2022
All-day event
Organizer: Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community
Phone: +1 518-673-2534
Montgomery County

November 1 - 13, 2022

The Mohawk community of Kanatsiohareke invites you to support our restoration and site preparation work as we return to on-site programs and events, after two years of closure due to the pandemic.

This hybrid Fall Festival will feature Vendors and Artists who have long contributed to make our festivals a success each year. This group will host a virtual vendor tabling event, silent auction, and stories and teachings by the people who make up and support our community.

This online event will run from November 1 to 13, 2022, with an online silent auction and videos Nov 7-13.

We will hold a live celebration with Tom Porter, Kay Olan, Joe Bruchac, Perry Ground and others at Cafe Lena in Saratoga to complete the festival on Sunday, November 13, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm - all are invited!

Please donate generously to Kanatsiohareke to help us repair our buildings and return to live onsite events after the long shutdown: mohawkcommunity.org/donate

Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

Date: November 5, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: 2 Erie Blvd, Canajoharie NY 13317
Organizer: Arkell Museum
Email address: info@arkellmuseum.org
Phone: 518-673-2314
Arkell Museum

Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair • Saturday, November 5 from 10 am - 4 pm • Free Admission!

Join us for a celebration of handcrafted and homemade wares at the Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library! We look forward to showcasing the talent of our regional artisans and getting into the holiday spirit.

The Palatine Literary Society will have delicious soups, sandwiches, and baked goods for sale; all refreshment proceeds benefit their award to a graduating high school senior.

Admission to the Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair is free. Admission to the Arkell Museum will be discounted to $5.00; all venders receive free Museum admission.

Vender Space Still Available! Click here for Vender Registration • Applications are due by October 21.

For more information, email Curator of Education & Public Engagement Mary Alexander or call 518-673-2314 ext. 113.