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Mon 04 Mar
Museum Monday – Global Day of Engineering
Monday, March 4, 2024 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Join us for a lively look at Erie Canal engineering! We'll have a brief discussion on the engineering of the canal, with particular focus to the Schoharie Creek Aqueduct and connect that to artifacts in our museum exhibit. The Schoharie Crossing Museum space will be open* at 11am and the discussion will happen at 11:30am. We'll keep the doors open until 1pm for visitors to check out the Pathway to Empire exhibit and engage in conversations around the artifacts within. *Unless the weather prohibits opening. Questions? Let us know by calling or emailing: SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov, (518) 829-7516.
Wed 13 Mar
Lunchbox Lesson – Kilboy Was Here
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 12:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
We'll be hosting the 4th Annual Lunchbox Lesson Series via WebEx on a range of interesting topics to be enjoyed during your "lunch break." For March we'll offer Kilboy Was Here: The Erie Canal Balladeer. This program takes a look at a long-forgotten character from along the canal and sidecut in West Troy during the heyday of transportation in the late 19th century. No pre-registration is required. If you'd like the link sent directly to you, please contact the site. The program is free and open to the public. Questions? Let us know by calling or emailing: SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov, (518) 829-7516.
Thu 21 Mar
History at Home: Queens of Quackery! with Kayla Whitehouse
Thursday, March 21, 2024 07:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Our 4th Annual History at Home Third Thursday Lecture series will happen via WebEx. We will have amazing presentations offered to you again this year. Join us on March 21st for "Queens of Quackery!Female Proprietors of Patent Medicines" with Kayla Whitehouse of the National Bottle Museum in Ballston Spa, NY. This presentation on the era of patent medicines, will focus on female proprietors and will cover the history of patent medicines, typical patent medicine bottles, and some of the more infamous women who made history selling medicines and tonics during that time. No pre-registration is required. If you'd like the link sent directly to you, please contact the site. The program is free and open to the public. Questions? Let us know by calling or emailing: SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov, (518) 829-7516.
Mon 01 Apr
Museum Monday – April’s Fools
Monday, April 1, 2024 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Join us on Fools Day! We'll offer up five stories from our archives except one is a total foolish lie! Can you spot the fake? The Schoharie Crossing Museum space will be open* at 11am and the discussion will happen at 11:30am. We'll keep the doors open until 1pm for visitors to check out the Pathway to Empire exhibit and engage in conversations around the artifacts within. *Unless the weather prohibits opening. Questions? Let us know by calling or emailing: SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov, (518) 829-7516.