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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

Schoharie County Historical Spring Meeting at Lansing Manor


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lansing manorThe annual Spring Program Meeting of the Schoharie County Historical Society will be held on Thursday, April 27, at 7 pm at the New York Power Authority’s Visitors Center in North Blenheim. The public is invited to attend the meeting and visit the Lansing Manor House afterward.

Historical Society Director Carle Kopecky will introduce the Society’s new Director of Educational Outreach Melinda McTaggart, who will now manage the Lansing Manor operations among other duties. 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

Old Stone Fort Announces Winter Lecture Series


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Jeff O'Connor discussing colonial Schoharie historyThe Old Stone Fort has announced a new winter lecture series set to begin on Tuesday, February 7th 2017 from 7 to 8:30 pm. The series continues on the first Tuesday of every month through May 2nd.

The first presenter for the entire series will be Jeff O’Connor, author of Thunder in the Valley and the upcoming book Skohere and the Birth of New York’s Western Frontier 1609-1731. Jeff also owns Turning Point 1777, a historical tour guide service located in Cobleskill. Continue reading

Schoharie County Inns and Hotels Lecture Thursday


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Schoharie County Historian Ted ShuartSchoharie County Historian Ted Shuart is the guest lecturer at the Old Stone Fort Museum on August 18 at 7 pm for the final installment of the Summer Lecture Series.

His topic, “The Inns and Hotels of Schoharie County” will focus on some of the best known inns, hotels, taverns and tavern stories of Schoharie County. He will include a look at some of the historic taverns, most currently private residences, still standing in the area. The program is free and light refreshments will be served. Continue reading

Tour an Archaeological Site in Schoharie


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Schoharie Archealogical digThe New York State Museum and the University at Albany are hosting an annual open house of an active archaeological dig site in Schoharie where more than 300,000 artifacts have been uncovered in the past decade.

The site is the home of an eight-week archaeology field school where undergraduate and graduate students preserve and catalog artifacts, which ultimately become part of the Museum’s collections. Continue reading

Fenian Raids Living History Event This Weekend


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Fenian RaidersOn Saturday, May 9 and Sunday May 10, the Old Stone Fort Museum Complex in Schoharie, NY will host an encampment and interactive program on the 1866 Fenian Raids.

The Fenian Raids of 1866 were conceived by a faction of the Fenian Brotherhood, organized in America to fight for the independence of Ireland from Britain. Many of the men were Irish-Americans who had fought in the Civil War. Continue reading