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18th Century Mohawk Valley Fur Merchants Program at Schoharie Crossing

18th Century Mohawk Valley Fur Merchants Program at Schoharie Crossing

 Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate Student, Nolan Cool who will present: “’an advantageous Trade’: Fur Merchants on the 18th-Century Mohawk Frontier” on November 22nd. Cool will discuss the highly volatile fur trade in the Mohawk Valley during the 1700’s and the rising tide of the merchants who acted as intermediaries between frontier fur & European markets.  Covering local noteworthy figures such as Sir William Johnson, the presentation will provide insight into the intriguing era of global trade as it involved the valley inhabitants.

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site’s Tuesday Talk series recognizes New York State History Month this November.  Each week a speaker will present on regional or New York State history.  All presentations are free of charge and will begin at 6:30 PM in the Enders House at Schoharie Crossing, 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter. Refreshments will be provided and donations are always appreciated.

New York State History Month:

November was designated as New York State History Month by the New York State Legislature in 1997 with the addition of Section 57.02 to the state’s Arts and Cultural Affairs Law.  “The purpose of this month shall be to celebrate the history of New York State and recognize the contributions of the state and local historians.”  New York State History Month represents an opportunity for historians, cultural institutions, and the public to assert the vital importance of preserving and learning about our state’s history.

For information about this event and more, please call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email, or visit our Facebook page at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site.

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