Christmas in Schoharie on December 3

Date: December 3, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Old Stone Fort Museum, 145 Fort Rd, Schoharie, NY 12157
Organizer: Old Stone Fort Museum & Schoharie County Historical Society
December | Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association

Enjoy baking all day at the Old Stone Fort Museum on December 3rd and see the bake oven in action from 10am - 3pm

Who's ready for Christmas?? This event will help you get into the holiday spirit and maybe you'll even get some Christmas shopping done! There will be a visit from Sinterklaas along with plenty baking and cooking demos.

The Old Stone Fort was built as a High Dutch (German) Reformed church in 1772. 

It was the third building erected by the congregation of the Palatine German settlement of Fuchs Dorf (Fox Town).  Builders chiseled parishioners’ names into the stones. They include many of the early families of the valley.

Through the Civil War and until 1873 it was used as a militia/National Guard armory.  Then the state turned it over to Schoharie County for preservation. In 1889, the Schoharie County Historical Society was chartered to operate a museum at the old fort and by 1899 a catalog of 2,500 items was published.

For the past 125 years, visitors have learned about the first Dutch and German settlers in the Schoharie Valley and their Indian neighbors, viewing artifacts that date back to the early 1700s — including a fire engine built before George Washington was born!  Stories of the Revolutionary War on the frontier are illustrated with muskets, swords, powder horns, and even the British cannonball that was recovered from a roof beam during renovations in the 1830s.  A double-barreled rifle attributed to legendary marksman Timothy Murphy who served here and remained after the war is a highlight.  A Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit was installed in 2011 recognizing the soldiers from Schoharie County that served from Fort Sumter (literally!) to Appomattox.

Fear on the Frontier

Date: October 29, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Lily Park, Fort Road, Schoharie
Organizer: Turning Point 1777
Phone: 518-823-4307
Schoharie County

Living on the frontier in the 17th & 18th centuries meant enduring a near constant state of fear. Explore with us some of the most horrific scenes enacted in and around the forests of American nightmares. NOT recommended for young children or the squeamish. Bring lawn seating, a warm blanket or two, and a flashlight. Admission: $10.

The Musicians of Ma’alwyck concert and harvest dinner.

Date: November 10, 2022
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Location: Schoharie Reformed Church, 258 Main St., Schoharie, NY
Organizer: Schoharie County Historical Society
Phone: (518)295-7192
Schoharie County

The Schoharie County Historical Society and host Richard Ball, NYS Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets presents, The Musicians of Ma'alwyck concert, "Gainsborough's Secret Passion," and a harvest dinner

November 10, 2022 at the Schoharie Reformed Church, 258 Main St, Schoharie • Dinner at 5 p.m. • Concert at 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS:

$75 for the dinner and concert
$25 for the concert only

Join the SCHS and our guest host, NYS Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard Ball, as we celebrate autumn's arrival and the county's rich agricultural heritage with a dinner featuring seasonal favorites. 

The evening will conclude with the Musicians of Ma'alwyck performing "Gainsborough's Secret Passion: a concert of music by composers in the artist's circle". Thomas Gainsborough was widely considered to be one of Britain's greatest artists of the late 18th century, well known for the portrait "The Blue Boy". He was also a music lover and had friendships with some of the greatest musicians of the era including Johan Christian Bach and Karl Abel.

Tickets can be obtained on Eventbrite or by calling (518)295-7192.

We are so excited for this event and we hope to see you there!

45th Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar

Date: November 20, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum Complex, 143 Depot Ln, Schoharie, NY 12157
Organizer: Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association
Phone: 518-295-7505 or 518-868-2878
Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association | Schoharie County

Friday November 18th, 10 am-6pm, Saturday November 19th 9am-6pm, Sunday November 20, 10am-4pm

At the Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum Complex, 143 Depot Ln, Schoharie, NY 12157

Unique Hand crafted gifts, home baked goods sale, country kitchen, daily raffles for baskets filled with donated crafter's specialties donated by the crafters. 

This is a juried craft event.

For more information, call 518-295-7505 or 518-868-2878. Sponsored by the Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association to Benefit the Schoharie Valley Railroad and Palatine House Museums.

Visit us on Facebook or schoharieheritage.org for additional information.

45th Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar

Date: November 19, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum Complex, 143 Depot Ln, Schoharie, NY 12157
Organizer: Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association
Phone: 518-295-7505 or 518-868-2878
Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association

Friday November 18th, 10 am-6pm, Saturday November 19th 9am-6pm, Sunday November 20, 10am-4pm

At the Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum Complex, 143 Depot Ln, Schoharie, NY 12157

Unique Hand crafted gifts, home baked goods sale, country kitchen, daily raffles for baskets filled with donated crafter's specialties donated by the crafters. 

This is a juried craft event.

For more information, call 518-295-7505 or 518-868-2878. Sponsored by the Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association to Benefit the Schoharie Valley Railroad and Palatine House Museums.

Visit us on Facebook or schoharieheritage.org for additional information.

45th Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar

Date: November 18, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum Complex, 143 Depot Ln, Schoharie, NY 12157
Organizer: Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association
Phone: 518-295-7505 or 518-868-2878
Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association

Friday November 18th, 10 am-6pm, Saturday November 19th 9am-6pm, Sunday November 20, 10am-4pm

At the Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum Complex, 143 Depot Ln, Schoharie, NY 12157

Unique Hand crafted gifts, home baked goods sale, country kitchen, daily raffles for baskets filled with donated crafter's specialties donated by the crafters. 

This is a juried craft event.

For more information, call 518-295-7505 or 518-868-2878. Sponsored by the Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association to Benefit the Schoharie Valley Railroad and Palatine House Museums.

Visit us on Facebook or schoharieheritage.org for additional information.

6th Annual Sharon Springs Poetry Festival

Date: October 14, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Sharon Springs Central School Auditorium, 514 US-20, Sharon Springs, NY 13459
Organizer: Klinkhart Hall Arts Center
Email address: INFO@KLINKHART.ORG
Klinkhart Hall

Klinkhart Hall Arts Center is pleased to announce the 6th annual Sharon Springs Poetry Festival, live and in-person and with another brilliant line-up of poets!

Jennifer Grotz, Joyce Carol Oates, and Terrance Hayes will join Festival founder Paul Muldoon on Friday & Saturday, October 14 & 15, 2022.

POETRY READING 

On Friday night, October 14, at 7:30 PM each of our guest poets Joyce Carol OatesJennifer Grotz, and Terrance Hayes will present a public reading in the auditorium of the Sharon Springs Central School. Afterward, you’ll be able to meet the poets in the lobby, purchase a copy of one of their books — which they will gladly sign — and meet your fellow poetry lovers. This event is free and open to the public.

SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

As always, the Sharon Springs Poetry Festival includes one very special event that is not open to the public . . .

Paul Muldoon and the three guest poets will conduct poetry workshops for students in local area schools. Sharon Springs Central School will host and coordinate the event, and this year’s student participants will be from Sharon Springs, Cobleskill-Richmondville, Cooperstown, and Canajoharie. 

Why are such well-known and accomplished poets willing to do this? Because, like us, they know it is important. Like us, they believe that the arts are essential and that they contribute in direct and tangible ways to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies. What better way to show our commitment to these lofty ideals than to support the work and enthusiasm of our students & teachers?

More about the poets, along with complete Festival schedule & details at klinkharthall.org/poetry-festival-2022/

“Muldoon’s Picnic” — A Literature & Music Extravaganza!

Date: September 10, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Sharon Springs Central School Auditorium, 514 US-20, Sharon Springs, NY 13459
Organizer: Klinkhart Hall Arts Center
Email address: INFO@KLINKHART.ORG
Klinkhart Hall

Klinkhart Hall Arts Center presents . . . “Muldoon’s Picnic”
Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 7:30 PM 
Sharon Springs Central School Auditorium
Sharon Springs, NY
Tickets $20 per person, online or at the door (subject to availability)

“OK, it’s not actually a picnic but a music & literature extravaganza”
Time Out New York

Named after a popular New York vaudeville act and an Irish-American knockabout farce from the 1880s, Muldoon’s Picnic is an entertainment devised, developed, and hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary at the Irish Arts Center in New York City, the Picnic has also toured widely in Ireland, most recently in August 2022. It will arrive in Sharon Springs NY on Saturday, September 10, 2022, before returning to take up residence in New York.

Billed as a mixum-gatherum of poetry, prose, and music, Muldoon’s Picnic has featured appearances by hundreds of artists. In addition to the “house band” Rogue Oliphant, the Sharon Springs Picnic will feature renowned musicians Richard Thompson and Zara Phillips along with poet Patricia Smith and, of course, poet Paul Muldoon himself.

https://klinkharthall.org/picnic/

Early Technology Day

Date: October 15, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: iroquois Museum P.O. Box 7 324 Caverns Road Howes Cave, NY 12092
Organizer: Iroquois Museum
Phone: (518) 296-8949
Iroquois Museum

Saturday, October 15 from 10 to 4

Visitors can watch and participate in the process of flint knapping (the ancient art of making chipped stone tools), fire making, cordage making, atlatl spear throwing and early archery.  There will be displays of projectile points, tools, and local archaeological finds from the Museum’s archaeology department.  Think you've found an artifact? Please bring it with you and the Museum’s experts will be glad to try to identify it for you.

These events are made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute of Museum & Library Services, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature,  and friends and members of the Iroquois Museum. For more information contact: info@iroquoismuseum.org

39th Annual Iroquois Festival

Start date: September 3, 2022
End date: September 4, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Iroquois Museum P.O. Box 7 324 Caverns Road Howes Cave, NY 12092
Organizer: Iroquois Museum
Phone: (518) 296-8949
Iroquois Museum

Saturday, September 3 & Sunday, September 4, 2022 • 10am-5pm

Celebrate Iroquois creativity and self-expression while enjoying a weekend filled with exciting events and activities! 

Our annual festival features an Art Market open exclusively to Iroquois artists. Both contemporary and traditional art forms are showcased. With this much talent in one place, visitors are assured of finding a treasure to take home.

Other weekend highlights include traditional Iroquois social dances performed by The Sky Dancers from Six Nations Reserve in Ontario. You might even find yourself invited to the dance floor to participate! Onondaga storyteller Perry Ground returns with tales of daring feats and astounding adventures. Local wildlife rehabilitator Kelly Martin will be in attendance to discuss wildlife conservation in our bioregion and display a variety of wild animals including birds of prey. The Museum’s archeology department will be available to help identify archeological finds and give demonstrations of flintknapping and other early technologies. There will be a children's area with art & traditional crafts activities, and an opportunity to sample some delectable Native foods from our Haudenosaunee food vendors!

Ticket Prices: 
Adults: $10
Children (5-17): $5
Children Under 5: Free
Museum Members: $8
Children of Museum Members: $4

These events are made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute of Museum & Library Services, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature,  and friends and members of the Iroquois Museum. For more information contact: info@iroquoismuseum.org