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. 1966. The Visitor Center interpretive services began in 1987.
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We provide educational as well as recreational opportunities

Operating as usual

09/21/2020
Jervis Public Library

A while back as part of the Jervis Public Library's 125th Anniversary Celebration, the site offered up this online video program:

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David Brooks, Education Director at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, presents the virtual program "A Crossing Situation: The Erie Canal at the Schoharie Creek" on Thursday, July 16 at 6:30pm. This program explains how Schoharie Creek was an impediment to the Erie Canal before the artificial river opened, and how Erie Canal engineers and builders determined how to cross the waters of the Schoharie from the earliest dam to the incredible John B. Jervis-designed Schoharie Creek Aqueduct, and what that meant for the success of the Erie Canal. Part of Jervis Public Library's 125th anniversary series of virtual events.

A few of the Friends of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site walked their adopted Eagle Trail today from Yankee Hill t...
09/20/2020

A few of the Friends of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site walked their adopted Eagle Trail today from Yankee Hill to the Southside of Amsterdam and back. They took a few moments to reflect at the dam across from Lock E11 and at Yankee Hill by sitting down at the John Turner Memorial Picnic Tables that were recently placed.
John was a long time President of the Friends group. He passed away in March of 2019. The Friends hope these tables allow for others to enjoy the river while exploring the Mohawk Valley; all while carrying on the memory of John.

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#memorial

09/20/2020

As the beauty of autumn emerges in the Mohawk Valley, let's take a moment at Schoharie Crossing Yankee Hill Lock.
Yankee Hill Lock was constructed as part of the enlargement era of the Erie Canal in the 1840's and served to convey barges until the early 20th century when the river was canalized.

#DYK that the Friends of @Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site adopted a trail that runs along the old #ErieCanal towpath parallel to the Mohawk River and the Erie Canalway Trail/Empire State Trail? It connects from Yankee Hill to the Southside of Amsterdam and is wonderful way to walk and enjoy an autumn day!

#canal #history #travel #adventure

09/16/2020
Fulton County Museum

If you weren't able to join us live, check out the program here on Facebook via the Fulton County Museum page. Be sure to (Y), comment, and share!

Strange History from Along the Canal with David Brooks from Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site.

Well done everyone and CONGRATS to the winners!  We are impressed by all the wonderful creativity and building skills.  ...
09/15/2020
Erie Canal Museum

Well done everyone and CONGRATS to the winners!
We are impressed by all the wonderful creativity and building skills. Thank you to the Erie Canal Museum for asking us to help promote and assist in the judging process!

We're pleased to announce the winners in our first model canal boat contest. Congratulations, everyone, and thanks to the partners who helped spread the word!

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This #MuseumMonday we step back to take a look at Tippet Pipes.  During archaeological excavations here at Schoharie Cro...
09/14/2020
Tippet Pipes - #FortFriday

This #MuseumMonday we step back to take a look at Tippet Pipes. During archaeological excavations here at Schoharie Crossing, several fragments of 18th century clay pipes were unearthed. Site staff wrote an article for the Summer 2014 Friends of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site newsletter about Tippet Pipes - which were some that have been discovered here. You can view that article on their blog at the link below.

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If you were at the Schoharie Creek Aqueduct Boat-Launch here at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site this morning, you...
09/12/2020

If you were at the Schoharie Creek Aqueduct Boat-Launch here at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site this morning, you may have witnessed this surface water rescue training occurring! Shout out to the first responders gaining skills and preparing to save lives!

Today, 13 Police Officers & Firefighters from Fulton County and Montgomery County completed a 16 hour Surface Water Rescue Class which was instructed by the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control.

The class consisted of classroom training, a swimming test, skills demonstration and practice at the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Pool and a final skills demonstration and practice at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

This course is designed for water rescue in flat or slow moving water in lakes, ponds, rivers and bays. It meets the NFPA 1006 standards for Surface Water Rescue at the awareness, operations, and technician levels. This course covers all aspects of water rescue using the Preach, Reach, Throw, Row and Go Methodology.

09/09/2020
Fulton County Museum

Join in for this great program!

Peeks Into the Past: Interesting Tales of Fulton County - Program swap with Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site.

09/09/2020
Wandering Wednesday with Emmy -Walking near the Visitor Center

Another #WanderingWednesday with Emmy!
This smart pup was at it again this summer, checking out the sights along this historic site! Special Thanks (Y) to Steff (Emmy's human) for bringing her along on so many adventures.

Emmy wanders and walks where once crossed the canal
She's got a friend in all of us, she's everyone's pal
Her nose knows the bestest places to goes
Along the waters edge before the creek rose
To explore the history and nature of towpath trails
Gets to waggin' every puppy dog's tails!

#ErieCanal #WanderWednesday #Trails
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Canalway Challenge

On this Labor Day, check out this article from the Friends of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Newsletter & Blog a...
09/07/2020
Sweeping Labor Relations - The Fort Hunter Broom Factory Union Strike of 1906

On this Labor Day, check out this article from the Friends of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Newsletter & Blog about the 1906 Broom Factory Strike.

#Strike #Laborday #MV

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Information on Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site can be found on our NY State Parks & Historic Sites website.
09/07/2020
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Information on Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site can be found on our NY State Parks & Historic Sites website.

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

Most of these you can do whenever you're into it, explore the site, enjoy a picnic at Yankee Hill, maybe grab some ice c...
09/06/2020
5 Ways to Spend Your Time at Schoharie Crossing

Most of these you can do whenever you're into it, explore the site, enjoy a picnic at Yankee Hill, maybe grab some ice cream from Karen's and wander around the aqueduct. Plan ahead and call for a reservation to view the Pathway to Empire exhibit, make a day of it on the trails, walk, cycle, paddle... Maybe just explore the site after apple picking or taking a break from raking the leaves.

The grounds of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site are open every day from sunrise to sunset.

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09/05/2020
Heaven's Ditch Q&A with author Jack Kelly

We wrapped up our first virtual bookclub by having a Q&A program with author Jack Kelly! Watch the launch video and weekly check-ins as we travel through Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal.

More information about our October selection coming soon!

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09/05/2020

Live from Yankee Hill Lock - Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

#FortFriday and this time we're taking another look at the Digital Escape Room: Garrisoned for the Night.  This fun game...
09/04/2020
Fort Hunter Digital Escape Room

#FortFriday and this time we're taking another look at the Digital Escape Room: Garrisoned for the Night. This fun game tests if you can get yourself out of an eerie night on duty inside a blockhouse of Fort Hunter.

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Interested in checking out the Pathway to Empire exhibit? Make a reservation by calling or emailing the site.  We'll als...
09/02/2020

Interested in checking out the Pathway to Empire exhibit? Make a reservation by calling or emailing the site.
We'll also be open for hourly reservations on Labor Day!

09/01/2020
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Tomorrow evening we're hosting the author of Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal for a Question and Answers session. Find out more about the book, the research, the topics inside, aaaand what Jack Kelly has coming up in the spring of 2021!
Join us for Heaven's Ditch Q&A with Jack Kelly!

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We have kicked off our first #VirtualBookClub! We will be reading Heaven's Ditch by Jack Kelly!
All through August, join us for the read, the weekly checkin's and then as we conclude, join us on September 2nd with Heaven's Ditch Q&A with Jack Kelly!

Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal is a 2016 release by St. Martin's Press. Find Jack Kelly at jackkellybooks.com

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08/29/2020
Heaven's Ditch Week Four - Final Check-In

We wrap up the reading of Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal by Jack Kelly.
Join us on September 2nd for Heaven's Ditch Q&A with Jack Kelly - 6:30pm via Webex.

#FlashbackFriday to when The Comic Book Project was at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site! These images appeared in ...
08/28/2020

#FlashbackFriday to when The Comic Book Project was at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site!
These images appeared in the AmsterdamRecorder on Aug. 28th, 2014.

#ComicBooks #ErieCanal #historicsite #NYSParks

08/26/2020
Wandering Wednesday with Emmy at Empire Lock!

#WanderWednesday: Emmy was out and about at Empire Lock with her human Steff! Check out the video!

It was here, for many a year,
That Sal walked the canal.
But now it's Emmy, to wander and explore,
All the History and folklore!

#Wander #ErieCanal

On this date in 1989 the AmsterdamRecorder ran this blurb about the YCC work at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site a...
08/24/2020

On this date in 1989 the AmsterdamRecorder ran this blurb about the YCC work at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site and in Fort Hunter.

*Know someone from this YCC Work Crew? Please let us know!

08/21/2020
Virtual Field Trip: Old Erie Canal State Historic Park- Dewitt Trailhead

#FollowFriday - if you aren't already following the Erie Canal Museum here on Facebook, you should! (Y) They have some amazing content and wonderful programs too! When in the Syracuse area, the ECM is a MUST Stop!
Watch their wonderful content on #Youtube as Derrick takes you on a virtual tour and more!

Join Museum Educator, Derrick Pratt, on his journey from Dewitt to Canastota along the Old Erie Canal State Historic Park in order to complete a 15 mile goal...

08/20/2020
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

We are continuing to plan some great programs to recognize NYS History Month. As of December 2019, legislative act S.5369/A.6462 moved NYS History Month from November to October. Join us for these programs being held online throughout the month! You can find the most up to date listing of events and programs right here on Facebook. Be sure to Like, Share, and follow for notifications!

Welcome to the official Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site page. Schoharie Crossing is a NYS Historic Site & Park, est. 1966. The Visitor Center interpretive services began in 1987. We provide educational as well as recreational opportunities

08/19/2020
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#WanderWednesday - let's take a journey with the American Canal Society to take a look at Lock 25 from the Enlarged Erie Canal!

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*Reminder:* The Visitor Center is open by reservation Wednesday-Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 1pm to 4pm. Schoharie Cr...
08/19/2020

*Reminder:* The Visitor Center is open by reservation Wednesday-Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 1pm to 4pm. Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site grounds are open everyday from sunrise to sunset. (Y)
Call to make a reservation: (518) 829-7516 or email - [email protected] for more information.
We have been providing online programming and will continue to do so. Please check out our events listings for more on programs.

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Due to some technical difficulties the video update for our Heaven's Ditch - Virtual Book Club Weekly Check-ins will be ...
08/15/2020

Due to some technical difficulties the video update for our Heaven's Ditch - Virtual Book Club Weekly Check-ins will be delayed. We'll post it as soon as we can.

#PhotoFriday: The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Photo Contest deadline is fast approaching: 8/28/20. Submit y...
08/14/2020
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor :: Photo Contest and Calendar

#PhotoFriday: The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Photo Contest deadline is fast approaching: 8/28/20. Submit your photos of the life on the waterway, Canalway Trail, historic sites, or canal communities. Winners will be featured in the 2021 Erie Canalway Calendar.

#ErieCanalway #ErieCanal Canalway Challenge Erie Canalway Trail Mohawk Valley Photographers Group Mohawk Valley Region Path Through History #photo #photographers

Enter the Erie Canalway Photo Contest and take a chance at winning a spot in our annual calendar. See previous winners and get details on the contest and calendar.

08/12/2020
Wandering Wednesday with Emmy

Its Wednesday, so let's take a wander with pup-extraordinaire Emmy!

Emmy and her human pal took a wander where once walked that mule Sal
There it was to explore, the towpath trail and Putman Canal Store
Out on the stones of Empire Lock, so much to see its nearly a shock
Take a wander any day, find your way... to Schoharie Crossing!

A Special Thank You to Emmy and her human Stef!

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08/09/2020
Canal Staycations

NYS Canal Corporation has announced Canal #Staycations
Check out more info below

08/08/2020
Heaven's Ditch Book Club Check in Week One

We're covering chapters one and two in the week one check in for Heaven's Ditch! Discover some of the topics Jack Kelly has covered so far, the people, the places, and events (Y)

Hope you're reading along and join us next Saturday for our Heaven's Ditch - Virtual Book Club Weekly Check-ins!

#ThrowbackThursday and we're taking a look at this snip from the The Geneva Gazette dated August 6th, 1817.  #TBT #ErieC...
08/06/2020

#ThrowbackThursday and we're taking a look at this snip from the The Geneva Gazette dated August 6th, 1817.

#TBT #ErieCanal

Everyone did amazingly well last week with the #whereisitwednesday so we are giving you another dam to identify the loca...
08/05/2020

Everyone did amazingly well last week with the #whereisitwednesday so we are giving you another dam to identify the location of. Leave your answer in the comments.

PS- this might be tooooo easy😉
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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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Sunset via Putnam's Store Old Erie Canal Lock 28 Fort Hunter NY USA August 2020 #wesleywmerrittphotographer
Thank you to Friends of Schoharie Crossing for opening up so much towpath in Amsterdam! It was such a pleasure to walk on this morning. My feet and legs will be happy to get miles in on nice ground instead of concrete.
From the aqueduct
As promised, LOL, my wife and I drove from Corning to Fort Hunter on Tuesday, June 16. I had all my best camera equipment with me to shoot photos, some in an interesting perspective, panorama, which is very wide, noy very tall. I have a full set of panos, and a smaller set of individual singles. I hope these are not too much for this site. We also caught up with Joanne P. Malecki, who grew up in Fort Hunter and was familiar with my grandmother's brother, Ted Albers who lived on the same drive as the old schoolhouse. I will add all the panos in one post and another post will contain the singles. These photos can be used by this site for whatever purpose they choose. I love what I can contribute!!
Photo By Wesley Merritt Words By Steven Ingrahm Wesley Merritt posted this awesome photo today and was kind enough, to allow me to use it for some inspiration. Likes and shares are appreciated.
Steven Ingrahm‎ to The Mohawk Valley Through the Lens June 11 at 9:47 PM · Wesley Merritt posted this awesome photo today and was kind enough, to allow me to use it for some inspiration. Likes and shares are appreciated. Image may contain: text ‎Steven Ingrahm‎ to The Mohawk Valley Through the Lens June 11 at 9:47 PM Wesley Merritt posted this awesome photo today and was kind enough, to allow me to use it for some inspiration. Likes and shares are appreciated.
Are the picnic tables and/or "cooking grills " set up at Putmans Store? Thanks
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We showed up for the guided walk today and there was no guide. We made our own walk with the other people that were also waiting for the guide.
About an hour ago on Lock 12. So peaceful here.
About an hour ago. So quiet and peaceful here.
So glad to know about yet another Erie Canal site to be visited. I don't think we stopped here when I biked the Erie Canal in 2014 with Parks & Trails NY. I hope the bike tour stops here this year.