The Visitor Center at Schoharie Crossing will be open on Monday, February 3rd for the second Museum Monday program of the year. The topic will be Abolition and Slavery in Montgomery County with Montgomery County Historian Kelly Farquhar. Discover information on freedom seekers in the Mohawk Valley and how the Erie Canal was used to spread ideas, shape ideology, and as a way to escape bondage.
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will be opening the doors at their Visitor Center this off season on each first Monday of the month for these Museum Monday Programs. The building will open at 10:00am on February 3rd, March 2nd, and April 6th to provide a themed discussion within the Pathway to Empire Exhibit beginning at 12:00pm.
The exhibit space will be open until 2pm on these days. Each program is open to the public and questions are encouraged. This is not a formal presentation and the idea is to explore the exhibit and discover more about each theme topic.
The rest of the program schedule is as follows:
On March 2nd we say HAPPY BIRTHDAY DeWitt! Celebrate the Birthday of DeWitt Clinton, Erie Canal proponent, NYS Governor, and founding son of early America. We will take a look at his portrait inside the gallery, enjoy cupcakes, and learn more about his life.
April 6th the theme will be a discussion on how the federal government rejected funding the NYS project to build the Erie Canal. Learn more about how NY constructed the canal anyway, and some thoughts on how a conspiracy may have been involved.
For information about this program, please call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov, or visit our Facebook page.
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