Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Our Spring 2017 Newsletter!

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Renovations Update at Schoharie Crossing

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.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Revisioning the Present with an Old Lens: Tin Type Photography

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.