Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Fort Hunter, New York, interprets and preserves the history of the Erie Canal and its contributions to New York and the nation. It is home to the National Historic Landmark Enlarged Erie Canal Schoharie Aqueduct, whose significance recently landed it on the Preservation League of New York State’s “Seven to Save” list of historic structures. The site’s history also includes a pre-Revolutionary Native American settlement and Fort Hunter, which was built in the 18th century.
During the third talk in the Peggy Lou Feldmeier Lunchtime Lecture Series at the Erie Canal Museum, Schoharie Crossing Education Director David Brooks will present a “virtual tour” of this Montgomery County landmark, which is the only location where all three phases of New York’s Canals can be seen at once. Brooks will discuss the site’s Canal history and its unique features, which include many structures from the three eras of the Erie Canal.
Our speaker has served as education director at Schoharie Crossing since 2014. His educational background is in American history, and he is actively involved with several historical and museum organizations in the Mohawk Valley region of New York.
The program will include time for questions, and will take place in the Museum’s second-floor Weighlock Gallery. Admission is $5 per person, and there is no charge for Museum members. Both the gallery and the Museum are wheelchair accessible. Some free parking spaces will be available in Museum-designated spots across the street under routes 81 and 690. Email firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming David Brooks for this fascinating presentation, and hope you will join us!