Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Welcome to the official Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site page. Schoharie Crossing is a NYS Historic Site & Park, est. 966. The Visitor Center interpretive services began in 1987. We provide educational as well as recreational opportunities

Welcome to the official Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site page.

06/25/2019
Band

Rusticator will be here on July 6th for our annual Canal Day! at Schoharie Crossing! They'll be performing sets at 1:30pm and 3pm.

"Rusticator is an acoustic band with an Americana spirit. Stripped back drums and a hollow-bodied bass lend a woody backbeat, while steady acoustic guitar supports jazz-inflected fiddle playing and the group’s three-part harmonies.
Rusticator has been featured at Saratoga's First Night, Mabee Farm's "Howlin' at the Moon" concert series, and multiple appearances at some of the Albany area's finest brew pubs and eateries. Their song Greenwich Time was included on WEXT’s top Local 518 songs for 2015. According to David Malachowski of the Times Union, Rusticator's 2015 debut album Waiting for the Dawn 'makes a big splash with this wonderful collection of songs, so seek this record out, as well as their live shows. You surely won't be disappointed.'"

Canal Day! is sponsored in part by: NYS Canal Corporation, Alpin Haus, Price Chopper Supermarkets, WEXT Radio, and the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.

Rusticator is an acoustic band from Albany, NY. Original music and covers of songs from the Grateful Dead, Avett Brothers and more!

Check out what all the buzz is about on the NY State Parks & Historic Sites #NatureTime Blog!
06/23/2019
Pausing to Ponder Pollinators

Check out what all the buzz is about on the NY State Parks & Historic Sites #NatureTime Blog!

It is Pollinator Week, the week we celebrate pollinators small and tiny. Our native pollinators, including bumble bees, mining bees, bee flies, longhorn beetles, and flower moths, play an importan…

#TowpathTuesday - Along the Towpath at Empire Lock #29 from the Enlarged Erie Canal.Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber o...
06/18/2019

#TowpathTuesday - Along the Towpath at Empire Lock #29 from the Enlarged Erie Canal.

Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
#eriecanal #towpath

Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle were here this past Saturday for their Adirondack Lumber Camp program. It was a real treat!...
06/17/2019

Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle were here this past Saturday for their Adirondack Lumber Camp program. It was a real treat!
If you missed out seeing them here, check out their page for upcoming gigs!

#FlashbackFriday! Check out this awesome Canal Day poster from 1988! We hope to see you here for Canal Days! at Schohari...
06/07/2019

#FlashbackFriday! Check out this awesome Canal Day poster from 1988!

We hope to see you here for Canal Days! at Schoharie Crossing on July 6th, 2019!

#FBF #ErieCanal #Festival #Celebration #CanalDays
NYS Canal Corporation
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce Visit Montgomery County NY

On Saturday, June 1st - Schoharie Crossing partnered with ECOS for a #NationalTrailsDay event.We started off with a padd...
06/04/2019

On Saturday, June 1st - Schoharie Crossing partnered with ECOS for a #NationalTrailsDay event.
We started off with a paddle in the Schoharie Creek and Mohawk River, discussing the ecology and history of those bodies of water.
In the afternoon, certified arborist Jeff Kehoe gave wonderful insights into the tree habitat and diversity along the creek and trails at the site.
Thank you to everyone who attended. We had folks here from a MeetUp group (*Appreciate the photos Nanci) as well as ECOS.

On Saturday, June 1st - Schoharie Crossing partnered with ECOS for a #NationalTrailsDay event.
We started off with a paddle in the Schoharie Creek and Mohawk River, discussing the ecology and history of those bodies of water.
In the afternoon, certified arborist Jeff Kehoe gave wonderful insights into the tree habitat and diversity along the creek and trails at the site.
Thank you to everyone who attended. We had folks here from a MeetUp group (*Appreciate the photos Nanci) as well as ECOS.

The New York Heritage Digital Collections is pretty amazing.  Let's make this a #FlashBackFriday and take a look at the ...
05/31/2019
Fort Hunter feeder Ditch lock

The New York Heritage Digital Collections is pretty amazing. Let's make this a #FlashBackFriday and take a look at the "Fort Hunter feeder Ditch" - formerly Clinton's Ditch or the Erie Canal.
In this image is the East Guard Lock and original canal as it ran past the home of the Enders family. This is part of the Canal Society of New York State's Gayer Collection and was published digitally by the Erie Canal Museum. There is no date to accompany the photograph. However, other images we have on file dated c.1900 show other out buildings and barns beyond/to the left of the house. The Enders family lost a horse stable and cow barn in June 1900 due to a lighting strike that caused a massive fire.

#FBF #ErieCanal #History New York State Archives Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Montgomery County - NY Montgomery County -NY Department of History & Archives

#SundayRead: Check out all of the articles in the Friends of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Newsletters of 2018 ...
05/26/2019
A Year in Review

#SundayRead: Check out all of the articles in the Friends of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Newsletters of 2018 by following the link to their blog (Y)

#ErieCanal #history #NYSParks

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Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is on the Fulton Montgomery Quilt Barn Trail! This amazing square is now hung on ...
05/25/2019

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is on the Fulton Montgomery Quilt Barn Trail!
This amazing square is now hung on the Enders House adjacent to the Visitor Center on Schoharie Street. We are super grateful to the Friends of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site who worked to make this happen, and a giant Thank You goes to Liz at the FMQBT for donating it to them.

Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce
Visit Montgomery County NY
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
NY State Parks & Historic Sites

A new QBS in Montgomery County! Yes 😊
Schoharie Crossing Sunset. 4’ x 4’
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Schoharie Street
Fort Hunter N.Y.

05/23/2019
Schoharie Crossing Commercial from 1990 - NYS Parks

It's #ThrowbackThursday! Check out this "vintage" commercial for Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site! (Y)

#TBT
#Throwback #ErieCanal

This wonderful commercial for Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Ft. Hunter - Montgomery County, New York from 1990 features the Schoharie Creek Aqued...

#SundayRead - This article from The Troy Sentinel, May 19, 1829.  The boat, "Hudson" goes over the dam, as reported 190 ...
05/19/2019

#SundayRead - This article from The Troy Sentinel, May 19, 1829.

The boat, "Hudson" goes over the dam, as reported 190 years ago. This illustrates the necessity for constructing the aqueduct that would carry the Erie Canal OVER the Schoharie Creek instead of it passing through its waters.

#ErieCanal #History #dam #Barge #SchoharieCreek
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
NYS Canal Corporation Canal Society of New York State

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
05/17/2019

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

The Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) was at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in April to document the aqueduct's every detail using laser and total-station scanners and photos. Their detailed graphic documentation will be an important resource for engineers working alongside NY State Parks & Historic Sites, Preservation League of New York State, Friends of Schoharie Crossing, Canal Society of New York State, Erie Canalway, and others to preserve this National Historic Landmark structure.

When completed, documentation will be transmitted to the Library of Congress for permanent care and public access. The products of previous HAER projects at Schoharie Crossing are available here: www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ny0309/

For #ThrowbackThursday we're taking a look south across the Tribes Hill Suspension Bridge.#TBT #eriecanal*Originally pos...
05/16/2019

For #ThrowbackThursday we're taking a look south across the Tribes Hill Suspension Bridge.

#TBT #eriecanal
*Originally posted to our Facebook 05/16/2012

A view of the Tribes Hill Suspension Bridge from the Tribes Hill side.

May 4th, 2019: Some wonderful folks volunteered at the site to do some gardening and also some work on the new trail.  W...
05/11/2019

May 4th, 2019: Some wonderful folks volunteered at the site to do some gardening and also some work on the new trail. We are appreciative of all the great work that volunteers do at the site. All of us are thankful they choose to give of themselves and their time.

May 4th, 2019: Some wonderful folks volunteered at the site to do some gardening and also some work on the new trail. We are appreciative of all the great work that volunteers do at the site. All of us are thankful they choose to give of themselves and their time.

On this #FortFriday we'll take a look at this newspaper article from 1736.“FORT HUNTER is in a very Ruinous Condition, t...
05/10/2019

On this #FortFriday we'll take a look at this newspaper article from 1736.

“FORT HUNTER is in a very Ruinous Condition, the Pallisado’s, the Block-houses and Barracks are tumbling down, and hardly to be Repaired at a less Charge than would build a New One; the principle End for which it was built being to cover the Christian Settlements then made, and to encourage others to be made in that part of the Mohawks Country, is happily attained; and we may reasonably expect the like good affects in the settling the rest, which is much the greatest part of the Mohawks Country. If a new Fort be built on the Carrying Place, at the upper End of the Mohawks Country, and the Garrison of Fort Hunter be removed thither; This will cover the whole Mohawks Country, fix an easier Communication between all the Frontier Garrisons from Albany to Oswego, be a safe Repository for the Goods that must be Landed there, in passing to and from Oswego, and be a sure Protection to that Trade and County at all times; a small Sum of Money will do the Work.”

From: The New York Gazette - October 11, 1736
Sourced from: NYSHistoricNewspapers.org.

#FortHunter #FtHunter #newspaper #history #ColonialAmerica

05/08/2019

For the 2019 Season!

Seasonal Grounds Crew Members perform a wide variety of tasks—such as mow lawns and maintain landscaping, clean facilities and grounds, assist group outings/events, respond to patron concerns or needs, perform semi-skilled labor in one or more trades and equipment operation.

Please contact the site or stop by for an application - [email protected]

05/05/2019
Canalway Challenge: Find Your Adventure

Begin your adventure! #CanalwayChallenge

*Gain some miles with us and the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor grant funded event series "15 Miles on the Erie Canal" - a collaboration with the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie & Down by the River Kayak Rentals - happening this summer. Five paddles from five different Montgomery County - NY locations, exploring History, the Environment, Art/Architecture, Recreation, and Transportation. Come experience the HEART of the #ErieCanal!

NYS Canal Corporation
Canal Society of New York State

Are you ready for a new challenge? Choose your mileage goal and walk, run, cycle, or paddle along the New York State Canal System and Canalway Trail to earn ...

#TBT to this #postcard of Yankee Hill Lock! Oh how you have changed Lock #28! Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor N...
05/02/2019

#TBT to this #postcard of Yankee Hill Lock! Oh how you have changed Lock #28!

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor NY State Parks & Historic Sites Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce Canal Society of New York State
*Originally posted to our Facebook 04/17/2012
#ErieCanal #ThrowbackThursday

Old postcard

Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS
05/01/2019

Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS

Last week, the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) returned to the Schoharie Creek Aqueduct in Fort Hunter, New York for the third time in its history.

HAER recorded the 1841 aqueduct as part of its Hudson-Mohawk Area Survey in 1969, its inaugural summer field team. Jet Lowe produced additional large format photographs in 2010, following a 2006 flood. The structure has deteriorated significantly since, especially following a 2011 flood. Of the nine surviving arches in 1969, only six remain intact.

Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS architects laser scanned the aqueduct's remains last week, and will produce detailed measured drawings for the HABS/HAER/HALS Collection in The Library of Congress and will assist the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor in developing treatment plans and prioritizing rehabilitation of the structure.

The HAER field team consisted of Christopher Marston, project leader, HDP architects Ryan Pierce and Daniel De Sousa. Duncan Hay, historian with the Erie Canalway National Heritage Area provided assistance and support. Jarob Ortiz the HDP Photographer was also on site and produced large format photographs of the aqueduct.

#HAERnps #Aqueduct #NewYork #PreservationInAction #SavingPlaces #HistoricPreservation #Engineering #PreservationThroughDocumentation

Canal Clean Sweep 2019
04/30/2019

Canal Clean Sweep 2019

04/30/2019

The program for this evening has been cancelled. Sorry :(

For this #WaybackWednesday we take a look at this image of construction work at Yankee Hill Lock #28.  This appears to b...
04/17/2019

For this #WaybackWednesday we take a look at this image of construction work at Yankee Hill Lock #28. This appears to be during the late 1880's Improvement Phase that elongated the southern chamber for east bound traffic.

#WBW #ErieCanal
Canal Society of New York State Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor NYS Canal Corporation
*Originally posted to our Facebook on 04/17/2012

Workers at Yankee Hill Lock 28. It's probably the 1880's.

The Spring 2019 Friends of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site newsletter will be released on April 23rd during their...
04/15/2019
2019 Friends Membership Appeal

The Spring 2019 Friends of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site newsletter will be released on April 23rd during their first meeting of the year. (Friends Meeting with NYS Canal Corp Presenter)

You can get a copy by joining the Friends, attending a special event, or through email.

Send a request to [email protected] and ask to be placed on the mailing list. Help support the mission by becoming a member. All membership dues go to programming, events, and development opportunities.

Schoharie Crossing and the Schoharie Creek Aqueduct - Erie Canal in Fort Hunter, New York., Erie Canal, NYS, History

The New York State Canal System opens on May 17th this year!  Visit this NYS Canal Corporation website for more informat...
04/14/2019
Notices and Alerts - New York State Canals

The New York State Canal System opens on May 17th this year!
Visit this NYS Canal Corporation website for more information.

Mariners are advised that, conditions permitting, all portions of the New York State Canal System are scheduled to open Friday, May 17, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. for the 2019 navigation season.  There will be no tolls or fees for recreational use of the Canal System in 2019. 

For our #WaybackWednesday...In research of the #ErieCanal, so many #Drownings ☹️ come up... Phillips Lock? Edge of Patte...
04/10/2019

For our #WaybackWednesday...
In research of the #ErieCanal, so many #Drownings ☹️ come up... Phillips Lock? Edge of Pattersonville & Town of Florida - Lock 27 & Phillips Aqueduct.

Newspaper Clipping From: The Schenectady Reflector (July 3, 1879)
David Vaughn 1852 Map from collection of New York State Archives (NYS). State Engineer and Surveyor. #Map and plan books of the location and construction of the state's #canal system. Series B0292-85, Vol. 60, #28.

#WBW #wayback
Canal Society of New York State
Schenectady County Historical Society
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
The Leader-Herald Online
The Daily Gazette of Schenectady

We keep a list of events as well as additional information, directions, and connections to other NY State Parks & Histor...
04/08/2019
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

We keep a list of events as well as additional information, directions, and connections to other NY State Parks & Historic Sites right over on parks.ny.gov.

Many special events here include live music & interactive learning. Learn stories and wonders of the Erie Canal at your leisure & tours are available.

04/07/2019

Canal Clean Sweep at Schoharie Crossing is just 20 days away! Please register 😁

Let us revisit this blog post about Robert Hunter on this #FortFriday!#ColonialAmerica #NYSHistory#FlashbackFriday #FBF
04/05/2019
Visions West: Robert Hunter, Fort Hunter, and the Fur Trade

Let us revisit this blog post about Robert Hunter on this #FortFriday!

#ColonialAmerica #NYSHistory
#FlashbackFriday #FBF

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#DYK? It is #NationalPoetryMonth. How about a poem about Hostetter's Bitters, and the link to a blogpost about them by t...
04/04/2019
Small Details - Hostetter's Stomach Bitters

#DYK? It is #NationalPoetryMonth.
How about a poem about Hostetter's Bitters, and the link to a blogpost about them by the Friends of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site?

*Hostetter's Bitters*

Dyspepsia's pangs, that rack and grind
The body, and depress the mind;
Slow constitutional decay,
That brings death nearer, day by day;
Nervous prostration, mental gloom,
Agues, that, as they go and come,
Make life a constant martyrdom;
Colics and dysenteric pains,
'Neath which the strong man's vigor wanes;
Bilious complaints, -- those tedious ills,
Ne'er conquered yet by drastic pills;
Dread Diarrhea, that cannot be
Cured by destructive Mercury;
Heralds of madness or the tomb;
For these, though Mineral nostrums fail,
Means of relief at last we hail,
HOSTETTER'S BITTERS medicine sure,
Not to prevent, alone, but cure.

-- Hostetter's United States Almanac, 1867

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Please help spread the word about our jurored photo exhibit!
04/03/2019
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Please help spread the word about our jurored photo exhibit!

#MuseumMonday - A great reminder that our call for #photos is open until early May for the Passage of Time exhibit. Find out more by following the link below.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region Saratoga Arts
NYS Canal Corporation
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce
Fulton-Montgomery Community College

Address

129 Schoharie St - PO Box 140
Fort Hunter, NY
12069

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

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(518) 829-7516

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