December Blast from SXSHS

Email Blast from Schoharie Crossing's Education Coordinator:

Greetings everyone! 

     What a wonderful November!  As part of New York State History Month the site held a series of talks on Tuesday evenings that the Friends group supported, along with sponsors – Patriot Federal Bank, Jenny Rulison-Fisch State Farm & Hannaford.  The speakers were all terrific and we appreciate their time to come and discuss wonderful topics in NYS History!  Thank you to Fulton County Historian, Samantha Hall-Saladino; Jerry Snyder (president of Historic Amsterdam League); Jenna Peterson-Riley from the Schenectady County Historical Society; and Paul & Mary Liz Stewart, founders of the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region.
     I want to thank everyone who came out to the events.  It was a great show of support for local as well as state history.

Today is #GivingTuesday, which some of you may be hearing a lot about – especially on social media.  The day is intended to focus on donating to charities as part of the holiday season and giving to community, and while the Friends of Schoharie Crossing would greatly appreciate a donation, we also understand that there are so many great organizations out there that it is difficult to decide where to donate monetarily.  So, we ask if you are unable to make a donation of money to the group at this time, there are other ways to help support Schoharie Crossing.  One such way is to contact your local politicians and tell them how important you think the site is to our state heritage.  Another great way to help out is to set aside time to volunteer during our 2016 Visitor Season!  Please contact me at the site for more information or if you have questions on any of these options. 

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Posted by Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

While it may seem like the Visitor Center is dormant until May, we will be busy at work organizing programs & events for 2016 as well as designing new student activities for field trips.  Anyone who may be interested in being a part of the planning can contact me; your input would be greatly appreciated. 

Additionally, the planning, writing and design of the 2017 exhibit continues…more to come on that in the future…

Best wishes for your holiday season and keep in touch!

David Brooks
Education Coordinator
Park & Recreation Aide

New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
P.O. Box 140
129 Schoharie Street
Fort Hunter, NY 12069
Ph: (518) 829-7516
Fax: (518) 829-7491
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