The Friends support the mission of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in their dedication to the interpretation and preservation of the Erie Canal. Contact us to join and help by either a monetary donation or by volunteering your time, energy &/or resources.
We wanted to share these images of the work being done inside the Schoharie
Crossing Visitor Center.
These are from a couple weeks ago but you can see the progress being made from
our last update. The floor has been covered to protect it as work
continues. Since these photos were taken: painting has been done and
molding, as well as new baseboard heating casements, light fixtures, and
switches installed. Fixtures in the bathrooms have also been installed –
along with a real snazzy wainscoting.
As you can see, the first floor layout has changed
dramatically. We will welcome guests with a new traffic pattern, as well
as a new exhibit and visitor experience. The space is scheduled to
re-open with the art exhibit Views & Vistas: the Natural and Build Environment
of Schoharie Crossing on July 8th during our annual Canal Days
weekend. In September, installation and opening of our new Erie Canal
exhibit will occur. More details soon on that!
Thank you to everyone in the Friends group, NYS Parks, Erie Canalway National
Heritage Corridor, and NYS Council on the Humanities for their work, their
funds and their inspirational participation on this project!
Hope you can join us at several of our terrific events and
programs scheduled for the 2017 season. Follow us on Facebook
and check out our NYS
Parks Page for the most up to date information.
Craig Murphy of Glens Falls Art has been developing something amazing the last few years!
As a photographer and artist, Murphy has started a mobile studio that he uses to keep alive the process of wet plate tintype photography. More about this experience can be found on their website: www.glensfallsart.com
Here is a time-lapsed video of Murphy creating a tin type at the Yankee Hill Lock location of Schoharie Crossing on April 22nd, 2017.
We are pretty excited that Glens Falls Arts has visited the site several times in the last few months to take images in this "old style" and bring to life the way the site looks now through a historic lens - literally. While the site has a collection of images dating to the 1860's of portions of what is now Schoharie Crossing, being able to revision the way the features look today is remarkable.