Monday, February 26, 2018

Sneak Peek at the Model

We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the brand new model installed at the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center.  This long awaited addition to the exhibit will help interpret the use of the Schoharie Creek Aqueduct to carry the Erie Canal OVER the creek!

There are a lot of fun details in the model - which depicts the aqueduct, Lock 30, Browns Cash Store and a section of the canal prism as well as the Whipple -or farm- bridge.  The Friends of Schoharie Crossing were involved in the funding of this model and were awarded grants by the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor that went into this amazing creation.  The fine folks at the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, & Historic Preservation, as well as the Historic Preservation Bureau on Peebles Island were instrumental in the fine workings of the new Pathway to Empire exhibit.


Enjoy these sneak peek images and be sure to plan a trip to see it along with all of
Schoharie Crossing in 2018!

Pathway to Empire - Schoharie Creek Aqueduct Model at the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center
Explore the history of the Erie Canal as well as this model by using the touch screens

Canal Traffic
East end of the Aqueduct with Lock 30 c. 1900




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3 comments:

  1. Excellent! Looking forward to checking it all out!

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  2. Very excited about this portion of the new exhibit!

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