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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.