Not Just for Kids Storytelling at Schoharie Crossing

On Sunday, August 20, at 6pm, Mary Murphy will perform, “Eating Wild & Other Tales of Love, Food, and Woodchucks!”

Fort Hunter, NYSchoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host Mary Murphy on Sunday, August 20th at 6:00pm as part of the 2023 Not Just for Kids Storytelling series. This program will be held outside the Visitor Center, 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter.

Murphy will perform, “Eating Wild & Other Tales of Love, Food, and Woodchucks!” She is known for her humorous family stories served up in a Murphy Stew full of folktales and seasoned with original tales too. Mary Murphy will leave you hungry for more!

Mary Murphy has performed regionally at Proctors and Story Sundays, as well as at the National Storytelling Festival, the Hawaii Storytelling Festival, and the Clever Gretchen Storytelling Festival at Syracuse University. She has been a teacher/mentor for young storytellers in schools and in Children at the Well, an interfaith storytelling group in the Capital District. Her stories have been published in several anthologies and magazines.

This is an outdoor event, though weather may send us inside. We ask that you dress for the conditions, bug spray and sunblock are encouraged. Bring a lawn chair or blanket as seating may be limited.

All of the Not Just for Kids Storytelling events are free and open to the public. The next performance dates are Joe Doolittle, Sunday, September 3rd at 1pm; Karen Pillsworth, Saturday, September 9that 6pm; Dee and Frank Wind on Sunday, October 15th at 6pm.

For more information about programs at Schoharie Crossing, please contact the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email, or visit our NYS Parks webpage. The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Visitor Center is location at 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter, NY 12069. he New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation 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.