Storyteller Laureate to Perform at Schoharie Crossing

Fort Hunter, NY – Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host Storyteller Laureate, Karen Pillsworth on Saturday, September 9th at 6pm 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.

This storyteller asks, “What’s in your basket?” All of us go through life “collecting” our own stories and stories we love!

Come hear Kingston, NY’S Storyteller Laureate, Karen Pillsworth, as she shares stories from her basket. There will be stories of hope and love, stories to make you laugh and cry, and just maybe, stories that will help you discover the stories within yourself.

About Karen Sangaline Pillsworth

Karen Sangaline Pillsworth has been sharing her stories with young and old alike for over 35 years. Her stories have taken her from Newfoundland, Canada to Sydney, Australia, and lots of places in between. Whether she is telling on a stage floating on a lake in a cave, or at the top of a mountain, Karen delights her audience with folktales, historic tales, and personal stories. In 2002 she was named Storyteller Laureate of Kingston, NY in perpetuity. Returning to “school” in 2021 she received her Story Practitioner’s Certification from the Storytelling Schools of London.

No matter where she roams to share her stories, Karen’s favorite place to tell is in her own hometown and her favorite words to hear… “That’s Karen, she’s OUR storyteller”!

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 Not Just for Kids Storytelling events are free and open to the public. The next performance date is Sunday, October 15th at 6pm with Dee and Frank Wind.

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.