Fort Hunter, NY – Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is reminding the public that November is New York State History Month. The thirty days is meant “to celebrate the history of New York State and recognize the contributions of state and local historians.” This is a wonderful opportunity to appreciate our collective heritage and salute the dedication of historians of every ilk.
Schoharie Crossing is a great place to come and witness the history of the state through the remaining features of the Erie Canal. The canal is a Registered National Landmark and offers a great perspective into so many aspects of our heritage; such as social, economic, political and scientific transitions and innovations. But, there is more than just the canal to uncover here. With over 300 years of history to interpret on site, there is a lot to enjoy.
There are countless ways to celebrate NY history, from visiting historic sites, checking out history books from the local library, viewing documentaries, supporting your local municipal historian, sharing your own family history, or attending lectures or speaking engagements just to name a few. The state, through the I Love NY and Path Through History programs, provides great tools to access local history in these ways. The New York State Museum in Albany also provides great resources and offers several free events.
Most of all Schoharie Crossing would like everyone to remember that the history of this state is a compelling narrative of its people; one that deserves even greater attention than thirty days can bring. Each and every day there is a part of local history that can be appreciated and shared. Please join us in recognizing the Empire State’s rich heritage.