We use cookies and related technologies to personalize and enhance your experience. By using this site you agree to the use of cookies and related tracking technologies.

Privacy Policy


Elizabeth Ellis at Schoharie Crossing

Elizabeth Ellis at Schoharie Crossing

Nationally known storyteller Elizabeth Ellis will be performing at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site on Sunday, August 6th at 6:00pm. Her performance entitled “Deniable Plausibility/Plausible Deniability: Tales True and Not So True” will take place outdoors in front of the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center on Schoharie Street.  The show will move indoors in case of rain. Guests are invited to linger, chat, and enjoy refreshments after the show. The event is free.

Elizabeth Ellis grew up in the Appalachian Mountains and learned to tell stories from her grandfather who was a circuit riding minister. As a storyteller, Ellis doesn’t mince words. Filled with hilarious and poignant honesty, her stories deliver downhome wisdom, southern style. Designated an American Masterpiece Touring Artist by the National Endowment for the Arts, Ellis has been sharing her stories since 1979. She is a frequent favorite at the National Storytelling festival and is the recipient of both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Network. Both witty and wise, her stories are often about seeing the extraordinary in our everyday experience.

Guests are also encouraged to participate in Schoharie Crossing’s Chalk Our Walk event happening that same weekend. To expand the creative reach of Schoharie Crossing’s Views and Vista’s Art show, adults and children are invited to create their own artwork on the sidewalk leading to the Visitor Center. Participants will be eligible for a drawing for a gift certificate.

The Not Just for Kids Storytelling series continues throughout August and into September. The following artists will be part of the series:  Peter Cook, Aug. 13, Michael Reno Harrell, Aug. 20, Joe Bruchac, Aug. 27 and Becky Holder, Sept. 10.

Saratoga Arts made this program possible with a Community Arts Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The program is also supported by Stewart’s Shops, L’Ultimo Restaurant, MaryJane’s Market, the Garden Bug and Karen’s Produce.

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

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by 60 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.