Monday, September 8, 2014

A great string of events...

What a great string of events coming up this September!

First, Old Fort Johnson is hosting this local favorite - Taste of History
$20 - Reservations are required, check out their website or call for more details: (518) 843-0300 

www.oldfortjohnson.org

Our popular fall fundraiser features a variety of homemade soups/stews or chowders, breads and pies made by local cooks.  Adult admission is $20.00 - Child admission is $10.00, and both include a commemorative souvenir mug along with all the soup, bread and pie you care to eat.  Seating is limited and reservations are required.  Call 518-843-0300 to purchase your ticket.
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Then, Fort Plain Museum kicks off their Fall Lecture Series with Don Hagist and Todd Andrlik from "The Journal of the American Revolution” (allthingsliberty.com)
FREE but Donations gratefully accepted.
http://www.fortplainmuseum.com/

...both will be offering a presentation with a brief question and answer period. Following the presentations there will be a meet and greet with the Authors signing their books.

 Don will be doing a presentation based on his book, “British Soldiers, American War.” Todd will be doing a presentation based on his book, “Reporting the Revolutionary War.” All three books will be available for sale and for both authors to sign.

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That following weekend, Johnson Hall State Historic Site will present the Re-creation of the Battle of Johnstown!

"Johnson Hall will host an encampment and re-creation of the 1781 Battle of Johnstown, considered the final battle of the American Revolution. "

http://nysparks.com/historic-sites/10/details.aspx

Saturday will feature an open house at Johnson Hall, walking tours of the site’s grounds, musket and artillery demonstrations, and interpretive locations related to the battle throughout Johnstown. On Sunday there will be an open house at Johnson Hall as well as memorial services held 12:00 PM at the colonial cemetery and Sir William Johnson’s grave. At 1:30 PM The Battle of Johnstown will commence through the streets of Johnstown, culminating on the battlefield site on Johnson Ave.







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 The Nellis Tavern is also holding a great function on September 20th:

EVENING AT THE TAVERN - Saturday, September 20 - 4:00 – 7:00 PM. (at tavern)
Wine and hors d'oeuvres. Admission charge $15.00. Musical entertainment by Ron Burch.

(Donna Reston - 518–843–1601)



 
 
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Lastly, on Sept. 23rd., the Friends of Schoharie Crossing is hosting Wayne Lenig for our Friends Talk & Meeting at the Enders House.  

http://www.nysparks.com/historic-sites/27/details.aspx
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How can you help? 

A sure-fire way to help Schoharie Crossing present intriguing, entertaining and educational programs/events is to join the Friends of Schoharie Crossing.  Through your financial donation, we fund outreach programs, Not Just for Kids Storytelling, site events, Canal Days, professional development for staff, and much much more! 
But we are seeking more than just money; your resources of time and word of mouth about this great historic site are invaluable!  Share with friends, get the word out, bring buddies or family to the boat launch for a picnic, check out Putnam Canal Store at Yankee Hill and while you are on site, stop into the Visitor Center – check out the exhibit space and chat with the friendly staff.  Volunteer for our events, help maintain the canal or towpaths, help with office work or promotions – there really are countless ways to give a little bit of yourself to further the preservation of history.
Thank you!



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