Four historic groups spanning the US and Canada border have come together to create, In the Footsteps of the Ancestors, a series of unique, custom-designed tours running September 29th through October 4th, that will provide guests with an opportunity to explore history through immersive activities. [Read more…] about A Unique Mohawk Valley American Revolution Tour
Johnson Hall State Historic Site, located at 139 Hall Ave in Johnstown, Fulton County, NY, is set to present two interpretive programs about 18th century life at the Hall on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. [Read more…] about Programs Highlight 18th Century Life at Johnson Hall
In conjunction with the City of Johnstown’s Colonial Stroll holiday activities, Johnson Hall State Historic Site is set to hold its Holiday Open House on Friday, November 30 from 5 to 8 pm.
Johnson Hall will be decorated for the holiday season and will feature live 18th century music performed by Liaison Plaisantes. Homemade mulled cider will be served at the Stonehouse fireplace. The museum shop will offer 20% off for holiday shopping that evening. Horse-drawn wagon rides of the mansion’s circular drive, by Fritz-Ann Farms, will be available to visitors between 6 and 8:30 pm. [Read more…] about Johnson Hall Holiday Open House
This week on The Historians podcast, site manager Wade Wells at Johnson Hall State Historic Site in Johnstown, NY, looks at how 18th century settlers prepared for winter. [Read more…] about Preparing for Winter in the 18th Century
The Friends of Johnson Hall are set to offer three workshops during the month of November, all to be held at Johnson Hall State Historic Site. [Read more…] about Culinary History Workshops Planned at Johnson Hall
A new program, Hunting and Harvesting: Preparing for Winter in the 18th Century has been set for Saturday, October 6th from 11 am to 4 pm at Johnson Hall State Historic Site.
At 11 am and again at 2:30 pm, historian Paul Supley will display and discuss staple Mohawk Valley crops and harvesting methods used in the 18th century to reap wheat, barley and corn. He will demonstrate the use of such tools as the sickle and flail and discuss the methods used to harvest, process, store and ship these important products. [Read more…] about 18th Century Winter Preparations at Johnson Hall
Johnson Hall State Historic Site is set to commemerate the anniversary of the July 11, 1774 death of Sir William Johnson by presenting a program on “Disease, Death and Mourning in the 18th Century” on Saturday, July 14. [Read more…] about Johnson Hall Event On 1700s Disease, Death and Mourning
Johnson Hall State Historic Site in Johnstown has announced their 2018 schedule of events. Events include workshops, presentations, a concert, and more. [Read more…] about Johnson Hall 2018 Calendar of Events
In conjunction with the City of Johnstown’s Colonial Stroll holiday activities, Johnson Hall State Historic Site will hold a Holiday Open House on Friday, December 1 from 5 to 8:30 pm.
The Hall will be decorated for the holiday season and will feature live 18th century music performed by Liaison Plaisantes in the second floor hall. Mulled cider and ginger cookies will be served at the Slave Quarters fireplace. [Read more…] about Johnson Hall Holiday Open House Dec 1st
On Thursday, August 24 Travis M. Bowman, Senior Curator with the New York State Bureau of Historic Sites, will present “Slavery in the Mohawk Valley”, examining how slavery evolved in New York under the Dutch, British, and American systems of government and how the institution was utilized at a local and personal level in the Mohawk Valley. Usually considered a “Southern” issue, slavery played a surprisingly large role in colonial and revolutionary era New York.
The lecture will begin at 6:30 pm at Johnson Hall State Historic Site, with refreshments served at the conclusion. There is no admission charge, but donations to support Johnson Hall’s interpretive programs and ongoing restoration will be appreciated. [Read more…] about Slavery In The Mohawk Valley Event Thursday