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
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 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 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The observance will feature audience-interactive readings of historical documents of the time, including the Declaration of Independence, and 13 historic toasts.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
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. [Read more…] about Decoration Day Ceremony at the Old Stone Fort
New York State has approximately 17,000 highway bridges. They are essential for traveling around our state and connecting our communities. Bridges – old and new – are part of community and state history. The story of the Blenheim Covered Bridge across the Schoharie Creek the town of Blenheim in Schoharie County is one of history, resilience, and restoration.
Completed in 1855, the 210-foot long wooden toll bridge served travelers and farmers. Its charter expired in 1891 and it was transferred to the State. New bridges rendered it obsolete and in 1931, after the State proposed to demolish it, Schoharie County purchased it and maintained it as a historic site – the longest single span wooden covered bridge in the world. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964. [Read more…] about Blenheim Covered Bridge: A Bridge to History
The Annual Spring Membership Meeting of the Schoharie County Historical Society will be held on Monday, April 30 at the Schoharie Fire Department, located at 114 Fort Road in Schoharie, NY.
The evening will begin with refreshments at 6:30 p.m., followed by the 7 p.m. membership meeting, a program on the history of the Schoharie Fire Department and tours of the new fire house. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. [Read more…] about Fire Dept History Focus of Schoharie Co Historians Spring Meeting
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. [Read more…] about Schoharie County Genealogy Workshop Series
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. [Read more…] about Schoharie: Old Stone Fort Winter Lecture Series
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. [Read more…] about Schoharie Co Historical Annual Meeting Set