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Schoharie Crossing Museum Opening Day 2024

We’ll open the Visitor Center & Museum for the 2024 season on Wednesday, May 1st! Come check out the exhibit and explore the history of the Erie Canal!
Our season runs from May 1st to October 31st and the Visitor Center/Museum is open regularly Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday 1pm t0 5pm. The Visitor Center/Museum will also be open by reservation or for special events at other times.
The Historic Site grounds are open every day of the year from Sunrise to Sunset.

Attention Tourism Properties/Businesses. We need your help!

The Fulton Montgomery Chamber of Commerce is seeking updated Brochures, Rack Cards, Menus etc. from all Tourism Properties/Businesses in Montgomery County.

We are currently looking for updated and new information to expand our Tourism Center and need your help.

Please email mctourism@fultonmontgomeryny.org if you have anything to provide to us. Pick-up’s can be arranged or you can drop off to our location at the Amsterdam Riverfront Center.

We look forward to hearing from you and expanding our Tourism Center. Thank you!

 

 

 

New Local History Book – Fort Plain, Fork Plank, Fort Rensselaer: The Revolutionary War Forts of Canajohary

 

The Fort Plain Museum recently published a new local history book, Fort Plain, Fork Plank, Fort Rensselaer: The Revolutionary War Forts of Canajohary by Wayne Lenig. Lenig is a Fellow of the New York State Archaeological Association, vice-president of the Van Epps-Hartley Chapter NYSAA, archaeological curator and vice-chairman of the Fort Plain Museum Board of Trustees, and Research Associate in Archaeology at the New York State Museum.

A great deal of confusion has developed regarding the historical identities of Fort Plain, Fort Plank and Fort Rensselaer. This book reviews and analyzes the published secondary sources in chronological order to gain an understanding of when and how misconceptions developed. Following that review are chapters on the archaeology and historical research from primary sources, placing the final four years of the Revolutionary War on the New York frontiers into the broad fabric of contemporary events. A fourth chapter reviews the evidence for an earlier Colonial Anglo-American fort on the site of Fort Plain. This is the most comprehensive study of the most important American outpost during the final four years of the War for Independence.

The book is 8.5 by 11 with over 260 glossy pages with color images and maps. To order the book, please visit the museum’s online book store at https://fortplainmuseum.square.site/ or email info@fortplainmuseum.org. 100% of the book proceeds go to the museum for exhibits and education programming.

Fall Foliage Report: September 18-24

I LOVE NY starts the “New York Fall Foliage Report” on September 11 and will continue until the end of the foliage season, around the first or second week in November.  Montgomery County has started its own annual report this year as well.

Aqueduct at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Reporting station:  Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend:  10%

Brilliance: Dull

Predominating colors: Mostly green with small hints of yellow and reds (sumac)

Rating: Just beginning

The leaves are still mostly green but more color is starting to show through – hints of yellow and red are currently the main colors.

This Saturday, September 21, the Town of Minden will hold its 5th annual History Fair in Haslett Park, downtown Fort Plain.  There will be historical displays, demonstrations and exhibits by local residents, historians, and collectors.  Amongst the fun are an Old Tyme Movie Theatre, Old Farmer’s Market, scavenger hunt, and new this year will be the Chocolate Jumbles Baking Contest.  A historical walking tour of the village will take place at 1pm.  Admission is free.

The Ames Museum is also hosting their End of Summer Festival on Saturday.  Enjoy the fall colors, tour the museum, talk with and shop through the assorted vendors, 5K run/walk beginning at 9am.

Explore our countryside, enjoy our events, and take in the autumn season!

Call for Travel Guides and Specialty Maps!

1.800.743.7337

Fall Foliage Report: October 10-16

I LOVE NY started the “New York Fall Foliage Report” on September 12 and will continue until the end of the foliage season, around the first or second week in November.  Montgomery County has started its own annual report this year as well.

Erie Canalway Trail
Erie Canalway Trail

Reporting station:  Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend:  30%

Brilliance:  Average

Predominating colors: Still green with more red, orange, yellow coming out

Rating: Midpoint

This week has more color coming through with yellows and oranges and some reads.  It would be a great time to take a ride and see the fall foliage.  There are also many events happening on Saturday throughout the county!

The Village of Ames Museum will be open 9am to 3pm.

Celebrate the fall harvest and take advantage of your last chance of the season to visit Old Fort Johnson and the 1918 exhibit.  This open house features outdoor baking, fresh apple cider pressing and other family activities. Free admission all day, donations are always welcome.  The event is 10am-4pm.

Erie Canalway Trail
Erie Canalway Trail

From 11am-4pm, the Glen Conservancy and the 77th NY Regimental Balladeers will host Harvest Fest in the hamlet of Glen.  Events will take place in and around Conservancy Hall and will include activities at the Glen Cottage Farms, and at the Rustic Red House at the Glen Country Store at the confluence of Routes 30A and 161. Music, face painting, pumpkin painting, flower arranging, and more.

The Palatine Settlement Society invites the public to the annual “Afternoon at the Tavern.” This event is scheduled for Saturday from 1–4pm, and will be held at the historic 1747 Nellis Tavern in St. Johnsville.

There will be a variety of beer and cider provided by Wolf Hollow and Rogers Cidery. Soup and bread will also be served. Tickets, available in advance, are $15 per person with a limited number of tickets available at the door.

Explore our countryside, enjoy our events, and take in the autumn season!

Call for Travel Guides and Specialty Maps!

1.800.743.7337

Fall Foliage Report: September 26 – October 2

I LOVE NY starts the “New York Fall Foliage Report” on September 12 and will continue until the end of the foliage season, around the first or second week in November.  Montgomery County has started its own annual report this year as well.

Reporting station: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter 

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend:  11%

Brilliance: Average

Predominating colors: Mostly green hints of Orange

Rating: beginning stages

The leaves are beginning to change in Montgomery County.  While green is still predominant, there are touches orange, yellow and red.

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The calendar is full of events including live music, historic celebrations, and agricultural events.  The Ames Museum is celebrating the end of summer and the 1747 Nellis Tavern is open for tours through September.

On Saturday, September 29th Fort Klock Historic Restoration’s 18th century Revolutionary war living history event will be happening! Interrupted Harvest 1778 the raids begin10:00 AM04:00 PM.

Also, the Schoharie River  Center in Esperance, will be hosting the Square and Contradance, a lively evening of dancing! Catskills caller, Peter Blue, will call this square and contra dance in the SRC Cultural Center. Live music by Erik House, Kathy Shimberg, and Ira McIntosh.

The 2nd Annual OktoberFest Block Party will be held on Saturday, October 6th on Amsterdam’s Southside! Food, German music, and of course beer! Fall treats and goodies for sale, games all day, food and craft vendors, and more.

Explore our countryside, enjoy our events, and take in the autumn season!

Call for Travel Guides and Specialty Maps!

1.800.743.7337

Fall Foliage Report: September 19 – 25

I LOVE NY starts the “New York Fall Foliage Report” on September 12 and will continue until the end of the foliage season, around the first or second week in November.  Montgomery County has started its own annual report this year as well.

Reporting station: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter and Down by the River Kayak Rentals, Amsterdam

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend:  10%

Brilliance: Average

Predominating colors: Mostly green hints of yellow and red

Rating: Just beginning

The leaves are just beginning to change in Montgomery County.  While green is still predominant, there are touches of red and yellow.

The calendar is full of events including live music, historic celebrations, and agricultural events.  The Ames Museum is celebrating the end of summer and the 1747 Nellis Tavern is open for tours through September.

Mont. Co. Foliage Blog

On Sunday, September 22 there are a few great events happening.

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is teaming up with Down by the River Kayak Rentals to host introductory kayaking lessons for children. These courses are intended for beginner or novice level paddlers ages 14 to 17.  Audrey Egelston of Down by the River Kayak Rentals will facilitate the two-hour introductory sessions.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required for this free program.

In Canajoharie, Montgomery County Historian/RMO Kelly Yacobucci Farquhar will lead a walking tour of the Village of Canajoharie on Saturday, September 22 at 11 am. The tour will highlight various sites associated with the African Americans who lived in Canajoharie during the 19th century as well as potential abolitionist activity. Brochures will identify the sites on a map of the Village of Canajoharie and the walking tour will include a portion of the sites, not all, but the brochures/maps will be available long after the walking tour. For more information please contact: Jenna Peterson Riley | (518) 673-2314.

At Old Fort Johnson the Annual Fall Fundraiser will be held from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Featuring a sampler of the county’s best homemade soups, breads and pies. Enjoy amazing regional cooking while supporting the preservation of Old Fort Johnson. Limited seating, advance tickets recommended.$25 adults, $10 children includes unlimited soup samples, bread, pie, beverage and a special limited edition commemorative mug. Held rain or shine under tents in our beautiful gardens.

Explore our countryside, enjoy our events, and take in the autumn season!

Call for Travel Guides and Specialty Maps!

1.800.743.7337

Fall Foliage Report: September 12-18

I LOVE NY starts the “New York Fall Foliage Report” on September 12 and will continue until the end of the foliage season, around the first or second week in November.  Montgomery County has started its own annual report this year as well.

Reporting station:  Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter and Down by the River Kayak Rentals, Amsterdam

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend:  5%

Brilliance: Dull

Predominating colors: Mostly green with some yellow

Rating: Just beginning

The leaves are just beginning to change in Montgomery County.  While green is still predominant, there are touches of yellow.

The calendar is full of events including live music, historic celebrations, and agricultural events.  The Ames Museum is celebrating the end of summer and the 1747 Nellis Tavern is open for tours through September.

On Sunday is the annual Sundae on the Farm located at Dykeman & Sons, Fultonville.  A specialty of this farm is their rotary parlor and a robotic post-dipper. Learn about these new technologies on the farm while having fun. There will be educational activities, food, different varieties of farm animals, and more. foliage report 9_12_18

On Sunday, September 22, Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is teaming up with Down by the River Kayak Rentals to host introductory kayaking lessons for children. These courses are intended for beginner or novice level paddlers ages 14 to 17.  Audrey Egelston of Down by the River Kayak Rentals will facilitate the two-hour introductory sessions.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required for this free program.

Explore our countryside, enjoy our events, and take in the autumn season!

Call for Travel Guides and Specialty Maps!

1.800.743.7337