The Summer Lecture Series at the Old Stone Fort Museum is set to begin at 7 pm on Thursday, July 12 with “Historic Hyde Hall”, a look at the Otsego County estate, its architecture, its numerous and noteworthy inhabitants, and its surprising connections to Schoharie County.
Led by Hyde Hall’s own John Bower, the lecture will introduce participants to the estate’s founder, George Clark, and cover the many phases of construction. Beginning in 1817, the work spanned several years and ultimately resulted in what is considered one of the finest examples of neoclassic country mansions anywhere in the United States.
The lecture will take place in the Badgley Museum Annex at the Old Stone Fort Museum Complex, located in the village of Schoharie at 145 Fort Road. The cost is $5 and free for students and Schoharie County Historical Society members.
For more information, contact the museum at (518) 295-7192, or click here.
Photo of Hyde Hall provided.