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. Continue reading
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The observance will feature audience-interactive readings of historical documents of the time, including the Declaration of Independence, and 13 historic toasts. Continue reading
On Wednesday, May 30 at 6 pm the Old Stone Fort Museum is set to host members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War for a traditional Decoration Day ceremony on the lawn of the Revolutionary War stone fort.
With the help of the public, the graves of Civil War soldiers will be decorated with flowers and the Schoharie County American Legion Honor Guard will honor veterans of America’s other wars.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of Decoration Day, now known as Memorial Day. Continue reading
The Genealogy Workshop Series at the Old Stone Fort Museum is set to continue on Thursday, April 19 at 7 pm with “Using Records and Directories to Build a Timeline,” led by retired attorney and long time family researcher Bonnie Dailey.
This workshop will be dedicated to providing participants with strategies for using federal, state and veteran’s census information to build timelines and fill gaps in family history research. The use of city directories and other official records will also be covered during the workshop. Continue reading
The next lecture in the Old Stone Fort Museum Winter Lecture Series has been set for Sunday, March 25th at 1 pm, with “A Night with the 1950 Brooklyn Dodgers of Old”, presented by local attorney and former Dodgers ball boy Marv Parshall Sr.
Parshall will share his recollections, stories and anecdotes of his time sharing a dugout with baseball legends such as Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Gil Hodges and Duke Snider. Continue reading
A five part Genealogy Workshop Series has been set at the Old Stone Fort Museum, 145 Fort Road in Schoharie, beginning on Thursday, March 29th at 7 pm.
Sponsored by the Schoharie County Historical Society, the workshops will be alternately led by Cathy Adams and Bonnie Dailey. Adams is a Boston University Certified Genealogist and the Old Stone Fort’s Genealogist. Dailey is a retired attorney and Old Stone Fort Volunteer who has been doing genealogy for more than 30 years. Continue reading
The Winter Lecture Series at the Old Stone Fort Museum is set to begin on Sunday, February 25 at 1 pm with “For Breakfast, Pleasure and Health: Chocolate in the 18th Century.”
The lecture will be presented by colonial living historian Paul Supley in the Badgley Museum Annex located at the Old Stone Fort Museum Complex. Continue reading
The 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
Before Memorial Day there was Decoration Day, every May 30, the graves of Civil War soldiers were decorated with fresh flowers. The Old Stone Fort Museum continues the tradition on Tuesday, May 30 at 6 pm, in collaboration with local chapters of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the American Legion. Continue reading
The 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