Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will be screening the 1935 classic film, A Farmer Takes A Wife starring Henry Fonda and Janet Gaynor on July 22nd starting at 7:30pm, outside the Visitor Center on Schoharie Street in Fort Hunter. Join in the fun as we watch this wonderful and charming love story set on the Erie Canal in the mid-19th Century.
A farmer works on the canal to earn money to buy a farm. He meets a cook on a canal boat, but she can’t even consider leaving the exciting life on the canal for a banal one on a farm. Jotham Klore is the leading canal boater on the Erie Canal. He’s also a bullying braggart. His cook, Molly Larkins, loves working on the canal. Young Dan Farrow signs onto another boat, owned by Samson Weaver, with plans to save enough money to buy a farm. Dan and Molly fall in love, but their romance runs aground on the conflict between his love of farming and her devotion to the canal.
This film is adapted from the play that was based on the book Rome Haul by Walter D. Edmonds.
The viewing moves inside the Enders House if raining. This is a free event open to the public. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Popcorn and other refreshments will be available.
For more information find us on Facebook or contact the site: SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov (518) 829-7516.