Winter at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Museum Mondays at Schoharie Crossing

Begins today, January 8, 11am-1pm at the Visitor Center

Fort Hunter, NY – Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is excited to host a series of “Museum Mondays” over the winter to give insights into objects in our Pathway to Empire exhibit.  These informal presentations will discuss a range of topics directly connected to artifacts and the history of the historic site.

The Visitor Center doors will be open on the second Monday of each month, from 11am to 1pm.

The themed discussion within the museum will begin at 11:30am.

To begin the program series, staff will offer a lively look at argyle on Monday, January 8th.  Designed as National Argyle Day, this program will deliver a brief discussion on the historic pattern and connect it to an artifact inside the museum exhibit. Visitors are encouraged to wear argyle patterns when they attend.

On Monday the 5th of February, the site will welcome Montgomery County Historian Kelly Yacobucci-Farquhar to offer a thought-provoking look at the institution of slavery in the Mohawk Valley. The abolitionist movement will be connected to an artifact in our museum exhibit as well as items in the Montgomery County Department of History and Archives collection.

March 4th is recognized as Global Day of the Engineer. Schoharie Crossing will take a look at the engineering of the Erie Canal and connect those techniques to artifacts on display.  An informal discussion on the history of the canal and John B. Jervis, who is credited as one of the engineers that designed the Schoharie Creek Aqueduct, is planned.

For the final Museum Monday program, April 1st the site will offer five stories from our historic archives.  But, one is a complete foolish lie. On April Fool’s Day, can you spot the fake?

These programs are free and open to the public.

Questions are encouraged. This is not a formal presentation, and the idea is to explore the exhibit and discover more about each theme topic. For more information, please call David at the Visitor Center: (518) 829-7516 or

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is a part of The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation that oversees more than 250 individual state parks, historic sites, golf courses, boat launches and recreational trails, which are visited by 78 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.