The Old Stone Fort Museum’s 130th Anniversary and Opening Weekend Celebration has been set for Saturday, May 4, with a full day of living history programs, a special ribbon cutting ceremony and birthday cake. [Read more…] about Old Stone Fort 130th Anniversary Celebration
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The Annual Schoharie County Historical Society Spring Program Meeting has been set for Sunday, April 28 at 2 pm at the Old Stone Fort Museum, located at 145 Fort Road in Schoharie. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Following a brief business meeting in the museum’s Badgley Annex, meeting participants will then be invited to tour the Old Stone Fort Museum and receive an update on the site’s progress over the last 12 months. [Read more…] about Schoharie Co Historical Spring Meeting at Old Stone Fort
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
The Old Stone Fort Museum Complex winter lecture series is set to begin on Saturday, February 16th at 1 pm, with a lecture on the Siberian Husky and its role in history.
The lecture will be led by sled dog historian and experienced musher Vic DiSanto Ph.D., who will also be joined by his team of sled dogs for participants to get an up-close look. [Read more…] about Sled Dog History Lecture at Fort Plain Museum
The Old Stone Fort Museum has announced a Genealogy Workshop Series, focused on tracking couples and families using clerical and civil records of marriages, marriage licenses, marriage bonds and more, is set to begin on Thursday, February 14th at 7 pm.
Genealogy research has become one of the most popular pastimes in the United States today, with growing resources and technology opening up new ways for individuals to uncover the histories of their ancestors. This workshop will help new and experienced researches learn to utilize those resources and teach them ways to organize and preserve documents and historic materials at home. [Read more…] about Genealogy Workshop Series Starting In Fort Plain
The Schoharie County Historical Society is set to host a conservation lecture and workshop led by furniture conservator David Bayne on Saturday, October 20th. The program will take place at 1 pm in the Badgley Museum Annex at the Old Stone Fort Museum Complex. [Read more…] about Master Conservator Leading Workshop at Old Stone Fort
The Old Stone Fort History Fair has been set for Saturday, October 6 from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, October 7 from noon to 5 pm, with programs, exhibits and immersive experiences spanning the centuries and celebrating the people, places, and events that helped shape the past.
Throughout the two day event, military and civilian re-enactors will fill the museum grounds interpreting time periods from early settlement through the 20th Century. Visitors will be able to walk the historic timeline and take in the sights, smells and sounds of days gone by as collectors and restorers share their passion and expertise and artisans demonstrate the skills of long ago. [Read more…] about Old Stone Fort History Fair Oct 6th
The Summer Lecture Series at the Old Stone Fort Museum is set to continue on Thursday, August 9 at 7 pm with “A New Look at the Battle of Cobleskill”, with Schoharie County Historian Ted Shuart.
Historians and local residents may be familiar with the Battle of Cobleskill on May 30, 1778. The events of that day were later recorded by at least four prominent historians of the nineteenth century: Brown, Simms, Roscoe, and Warner. Their stories, all based on the accounts of local militia, are one-sided. [Read more…] about Battle of Cobleskill: A New Look
The Schoharie County Historical Society Summer Lecture Series is set to continue on Thursday, July 26 at 7 pm with “Reconstructing Cobleskill”, presented by local author and historian Peter Lindemann.
Through the use of film and photos, Mr. Lindemann will explore the intersection of a mysterious old film and a lost notebook, set to the music of the big bands. [Read more…] about ‘Reconstructing Cobleskill’ Lecture at the Old Stone Fort
The Old Stone Fort Museum is set to hold its annual Independence Day living history activities on Wednesday, July 4 at 1 pm on the lawn of the Revolutionary War era fort.
The observance will feature audience-interactive readings of historical documents of the time, including the Declaration of Independence, and 13 historic toasts. [Read more…] about Independence Day At Old Stone Fort in Schoharie