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Genealogy Workshop Series Continues In Schoharie


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Old Stone Fort Library genealogy collectionThe Genealogy Workshop Series at the Old Stone Fort Museum is set to continue on Thursday, April 19 at 7 pm with “Using Records and Directories to Build a Timeline,” led by retired attorney and long time family researcher Bonnie Dailey.

This workshop will be dedicated to providing participants with strategies for using federal, state and veteran’s census information to build timelines and fill gaps in family history research. The use of city directories and other official records will also be covered during the workshop. Continue reading

Brooklyn Dodgers Lecture at Old Stone Fort Museum


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young Marv Parshall Sr. (front left) poses with the members of the 1950 Brooklyn Dodgers.The next lecture in the Old Stone Fort Museum Winter Lecture Series has been set for Sunday, March 25th at 1 pm, with “A Night with the 1950 Brooklyn Dodgers of Old”, presented by local attorney and former Dodgers ball boy Marv Parshall Sr.

Parshall will share his recollections, stories and anecdotes of his time sharing a dugout with baseball legends such as Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Gil Hodges and Duke Snider. Continue reading

Schoharie County Genealogy Workshop Series


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Old Stone Fort Library genealogy collectionA five part Genealogy Workshop Series has been set at the Old Stone Fort Museum, 145 Fort Road in Schoharie, beginning on Thursday, March 29th at 7 pm.

Sponsored by the Schoharie County Historical Society, the workshops will be alternately led by Cathy Adams and Bonnie Dailey.  Adams is a Boston University Certified Genealogist and the Old Stone Fort’s Genealogist. Dailey is a retired attorney and Old Stone Fort Volunteer who has been doing genealogy for more than 30 years. Continue reading

Schoharie Co Historical Annual Meeting Set


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old stone fort museum logoThe 2017 Annual Meeting of the Schoharie County Historical Society will be held on Monday, October 30th at the Bull’s Head Inn, located at 105 Park Place in Cobleskill.

The event will begin with a cash bar cocktail reception at 6:30 pm, followed by the business meeting and a special presentation by Peter Lindemann on the Bull’s Head at 7 pm. The public is invited to attend.

The 2017 annual meeting follows a busy season for the Schoharie County Historical Society and the Old Stone Fort Museum. In addition to numerous events and activities recognizing the Schoharie Free Street Movies Centennial and the 240th anniversary of the Battle of the Flockey, the 2017 season saw the society take an enhanced role in the management of the historic Lansing Manor property, located on the grounds of the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitor’s Center. Continue reading

Colonial Schoharie: Adam Vrooman Lecture Tuesday


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Adam Hendrick Meese VroomanThe Old Stone Fort Museum will complete its winter lecture series with Jeff O’Connor on Tuesday, May 2nd, in the museum’s Badgley Annex from 7 to 8:30 pm. This month, O’Connor, a local author and historian, will present “Adam Vrooman – Living on the Edge.”

The program has been focused on educating and discussing influential people and history of great importance to Colonial Schoharie County with each month featuring a new topic. Continue reading

Lecture on the Mohawk Schoharie Indians March 7th


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De Wilden Hoek The second installment of the Old Stone Fort Museum’s winter lecture series will be held on Tuesday, March 7 at 7 pm in the museum’s Badgley Annex.

Local historian Jeff O’Connor will present “The Schoharie Indians – Who Were They and Why Were They Here?” His program will explore the appearance of Mohawk people in the Schoharie Valley before the arrival of the Palatines. Continue reading