The 2020 Lecture Series at the Old Stone Fort Museum is set to kick off on Saturday, January 18 at 2 pm when local folk artist John Wilkinson presents an artist’s talk, exhibition and sale in the Badgley Museum Annex. [Read more…] about Folk Art Kicks Off Old Stone Fort Lecture Series
Antique beams and wide plank floors still characterize the 1730s Brouwer House in Schenectady’s old Stockade neighborhood. Now a series of studios for artists and performers have been installed in one of the city’s oldest homes, which was gifted to the Schenectady County Historical Society in 2017.
Many historical societies face the question of what to do with a historic house they’ve been generously gifted. While there are exceptions, many (most?) house museums scrape by, defer maintenance, and lack the resources or support to maintain collections and provide public interpretation.
The 2019 Lecture Series at the Old Stone Fort Museum is set to continue on Wednesday, April 10 at 7 pm with a look back on the history and popularity of Schoharie’s Famous Easter Egg Exhibit, with Joe and Berna Heyman.
Opening once again to the public in 2019, the exhibit features nearly 5,000 uniquely hand-painted eggs in virtually countless styles and themes. [Read more…] about Schoharie’s Famous Easter Egg Exhibit Set To Reopen