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Our region offers dozens of historical sites to enjoy
Photo courtesy of Peter Betz
The circa 1670 Jan Mabie home, accompanying Dutch Barn and interpretive museum, located on Route 5S just east of Rotterdam Junction, is just one of our many nearby historic sites open for summer visiting.
By PETER BETZ For The Leader-Herald Back when ‘slides’ were 35mm color transparencies you ‘took’ with a camera and projected on a large screen via a ‘carousel’ projector, I compiled a photo-lecture presenting a comprehensive portrait of our Fulton, Montgomery and Mohawk Valley historic sites — the purpose being to stimulate my audiences to visit them, join their supporting organizations, attend their events, and develop an enthusiasm for our past, nor is
there any better time to visit our area historic sites than now, during their summer open hours. School’s out! Not to sound dramatic, but you, parents and grandparents of our local young people, are the enablers of the youngsters in your family. You possess the ability to broaden their understanding of our local history by taking them to visit our museums and historic sites, where pageants, colonial craft demonstrations, music, games, guided tours, and other educational, fun activities relating to local history
will be occurring regularly. What area historic sites are nearby to visit? In Fulton County, Johnstown is home to the Johnstown Historical Society’s Museum and it’s two additional buildings — the Drumm House and Blackhorse Tavern. There’s also the 1772 court house and jail, the Colonial Cemetery, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton birthplace marker, Johnson Hall State Historic site, and the Johnstown School Museum. In Gloversville, there’s the Ful-
ton County Historical Society’s County Museum. Mayfield’s Rice Homestead has open hours, Caroga Lake has its Caroga Historical Museum, Northville hosts the Northampton Historical Museum and Paul Bradt Museum, and Peck’s Park opens its school museum. The Wildlife Sports and Educational Museum at Vails Mills, Route 30, represents the culture of the Adirondacks, past and present. In Montgomery County along the Mohawk, additional locations SITES— On Page 4
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Continued from Page 3 present themselves. At Amsterdam, there’s the Walter Elwood Museum, which provides many child-friendly events throughout the summer, and we understand the nearby Iroquois Indian Museum has reopened. Proceeding west on Route 5, the Montgomery County Historical Society’s Old Fort Johnson, the 1749 home of Sir William Johnson provides a guided tour. Continuing west, the Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine and Museum just west of Fonda is a particularly important site for children interested in Iroquoian Indian culture, and Kateri’s story is very impressive: also climb the hill behind it to visit the 1660’s Iroquoian village site where Kateri once lived. The Iroquois Indian Museum at Howes Cave contains archaeology, a children’s museum, and nature trail. Proceed west to Nelliston, cross the Mohawk, pass west through the village of Fort Plain, and you’ll
quickly arrive at the Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park, which interprets this important Revolutionary War fort. You’re now on Route 5S, and if you continue west, you’ll observe both the 1769 Indian Castle Church, the 1750s era Herkimer Stone Church, and conclude the trip in this area by visiting the Gen. Nicholas Herkimer home. Return through Nelliston to Route 5, turn left, and you’ll shortly arrive at historic circa 1750 Fort Klock, home of Johannes Klock, interpreted as an 18th century working farm, and a mile beyond discover the Palatine Settlement Society’s 1747 Nellis Tavern, which includes carefullyreproduced wall stenciling. Return to Palatine Bridge, take Route 10 north into Stone Arabia. You’ll soon pass the site of the Battle of Stone Arabia on the right, and a few miles farther, on the left you’ll observe two churches — the 1792 Lutheran, built of wood, and the stately stone 1788 Reformed Church. Behind the Reformed Church lies the graveyard containing the remains of Col. John Brown, commander of Fort Paris, killed Oct. 19 1780 at the Stone Arabia battle.
I’m not suggesting one visit too many these historic places in one day of course, particularly with small children. This article merely shows the potential for many pleasant and local summer excursions. Some really interesting sites require longer daytrips. At Cooperstown, there’s the Farmer’s Museum and the Baseball Hall of Fame. On another occasion, travel by the Thruway to Rome to experience the recreated Fort Stanwix, once under siege by British Col. St. Ledger’s army in August 1777, and by the way, there’s a Denny’s across the street. Oriskany’s historic site is also nearby. The Iroquois Indian Museum near Howe’s Cave allows children opportunities to explore Iroquois history and archeology. The Cherry Valley Museum, in Cherry Valley village below Route 20, features a diorama dramatically depicting the 1778 Cherry Valley Massacre. Let’s not forget the Erie Canal. Fort Hunter’s Schoharie Crossing Historic Site has just completely redesigned its canal museum. Amsterdam’s Walter Elwood
Museum, Johnstown Historical Society’s Museum, and the Fulton County Historical Society Museum in Gloversville, all have exhibits presenting local 19th and 20th century life and industry. Lastly, travel east from Amsterdam on Route 5S, and just past Rotterdam Junction to visit the circa 1670 Mabie home, the oldest known building in the valley, and its excellent interpretive museum. All of these sites frequently offer family-friendly historic activities, for free or low-admission, and have websites listing these summer events and hours. Consult the N.Y. Path Through History website, and for Fulton County, see 44lakes.com/things-to-do. Do this before your trip so you can understand and explain to your children where you’re going and what they can expect to experience. Children are naturally inquisitive about Indians, forts, battles and frontier life. They enjoy day trips, and no doubt will remember these summer sojourns that create an awareness in them of our historic past. It’s up to you empower them.
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Gloversville Civic Band Concert in the Park The “Summer Band Concert in the Park” at Melchior Park on Kingsboro Avenue in Gloversville begins at 7 p.m. This concert of the Gloversville Civic Band is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Grant from Saratoga Arts. The concert is free and handicapped accissible. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Rain site is the Lexington Campus Center on State Street. Area Racing ∫ Royal Mountain (supercross), 7 p.m., located at 3072 Route 10, Johnstown. For more information, call (518) 835-6445 or visit the website at www.royalmountain.com.
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Mayfield Historical Society’s First Annual Car Show Held in conjunction with the annual Ice Cream Social, from 6 to 8 p.m., at The Rice Homestead,
328 Riceville Road in Mayfield. Free. Owners of antique and hot rod vehicles are encouraged to participate. Admission is free and the first 25 commitments will get a dash plaque commemorating the event. The gate will open at 5:15 p.m. for car set-up. In addition to the car show and ice cream social, the society is celebrating the 250th birthday of Oliver Rice, pioneer settler to the area known as Riceville and original owner of The Rice Homestead. Hitrick & Brooks will be providing musical entertainment, hot dogs with the locally iconic “Lee’s Famous Hot Dog Sauce” will be for sale, spinning and weaving demonstrations will be held, house tours will be given, and there will be a special “Oliver’s Attic Sale”. For more information, contact Bob Suits, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (518) 725-5261, or visit www.facebook.com/ricehomestead.
cart, breakfast goodies, on-course food and drinks, prizes, and lunch at The Inn at Speculator. Foursomes: Men, Women, or Mixed: Division 1: up to age 65. Division 2: age 65 and over. Reserve a spot for your foursome or we will team you up! T-signs and sponsorship opportunities available and raffle prizes accepted. The cost is $110 per person. For more information, call Kelly Colby at (518) 773-5505 or email her at email@example.com.
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Local calendar of events The Sentinel Sunset Celebrations WishFest Bridge Street and Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook, Amsterdam, 5 to 10 p.m. The Friday night place to be. Bridge Street will be shut down with live music outside. Grab dinner or a drink and stroll down to the river — catch a beautiful sunset on the MVGO. This night will be WishFest 2018. It will be a night of fun food and amazing music performed by Flame, Vinny Michaels Band and Jocelyn & Chris Arndt. VIP tent with food and beer sampling. All proceeds from this event will be going to Make a Wish NENY to help make wishes come true in the 518 area. Area racing ∫ Twister Valley (night cross) 7721 Route 5S, Fort Plain. Gloversville Civic Band Concert Where: Melchoir Park, Kingsboro Avenue, Gloversville, 7 to 8 p.m. Free. This is a free concert in the park. Bring chairs or blankets. Featuring a variety of music — marches, show tunes and other popular selec-
tions. For more information, call tion, call Susan Owens at (518) For more information, call (518) Janet Gerbino at (518) 879-1800 or 883-3338 or email 993-3744. ∫ Fonda Speedway, 7 p.m., 21 email email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Bridge St., Fonda. For more inforWoodworking and Fine Arts mation, call (518) 952-4966 or Saturday, July 21 Weekend visit the website at www.newfonCaroga Museum Craft Fair Northampton Town Park, 412 daspeedway.com. and Barbecue S. Main St., Northville, 5 to 7 Caroga Historical Association p.m. No charge. Northville Ro- and Museum, 145 London Bridge Ice Cream Social tary’s 10th annual Woodworking Road, Caroga Lake, 10 a.m. to 3 There will be an ice cream social and Fine Arts Weekend July 20, p.m. Free. The Caroga Historical at the school house on Route 29A, 21, and 22, will feature more Museum Annual Craft Fair fea- Pecks Lake from 4 to 7 p.m.. Cost than 60 accomplished artists from tures crafters, a bake sale, and raf- is $5. this area and beyond. Woodwork- fles from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food is ers, jewelers, weavers, potters, offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Woodworking and Fine Arts Weekend photographers, painters, and Music will feature the Durey Creek Northampton Town Park, 412 S. many others artists will display Bluegrass Band from 11 a.m. to 2 and sell their artwork at the Bradt p.m. Raffle drawings will take Main St., Northville, 9 a.m. to 5 Municipal Building and Park on place at 2 p.m. For more informa- p.m. No charge Northville RoMain Street in the Village of tion, call Douglas Purcell at (518) tary’s 10th annual Woodworking Northville on the beautiful Great 835-4400 or email at presi- and Fine Arts Weekend features Sacandaga Lake. The weekend email@example.com. more than 60 accomplished artists will begin with a “Meet the from this area and beyond. WoodArtists” reception on Friday from PGCBL Baseball workers, jewelers, weavers, pot5 to 8 p.m. Food can be purSaugerties at Amsterdam, 6:35 ters, photographers, painters, and chased. Proceeds from this event p.m., located at 65 Crescent Av- many others artists will display will be used throughout the year enue, Amsterdam. and sell their artwork at the Bradt to provide scholarships to stuMunicipal Building and Park on dents, support community organArea Racing Main Street in the Village of izations, and projects of Rotary ∫ Caroga Creek Speedway, 6 Northville on the beautiful Great International. For more informa- p.m., 4200 Route 10, St. Johnsville. Sacandaga Lake. Food can be pur-
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Caroga Museum Craft Fair and Barbecue Caroga Historical Association and Museum, 145 London Bridge Road, Caroga Lake, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. The Caroga Historical Museum Annual Craft Fair features crafters, a bake sale, and raffles from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food is offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Music will feature the Durey Creek Bluegrass Band from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Raffle drawings will take place at 2 pm. For more information, contact the museum at (518) 835-4400. The Gathering of His Body Music Festival Where: Sanford Bigelow Fields/ Veteran’s Park on Locust Avenue, Amsterdam from noon to 8 p.m. Free. The Gathering of His Body is a local multistage event that has multiple Christian music genres like rock, rap, blues, bluegrass, and contemporary worship. There are four stages running all day long. Great groups. Vendors. Food.For more information, call Mark at (518) 669-0878 or email at email@example.com.
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Woodworking and Fine Arts Weekend Northampton Town Park, 412 S. Main St., Northville, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Northville Rotary’s 10th annual Woodworking and Fine Arts Weekend features more than 60 accomplished artists from this area and beyond. Woodworkers, jewelers, weavers, potters, photographers, painters, and many others artists will display and sell their artwork at the Bradt Municipal Building and Park on Main Street in the Village of Northville on the beautiful Great Sacandaga Lake. Food can be purchased. Proceeds from this event will be used throughout the year to provide scholarships to students, support community organizations, and projects of Rotary International. For more information, call Susan Owens at (518) 883-3338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Learn to swim program Colleen McHeard will be returning as the program’s swim instructor for the city of Amsterdam. The program is free. All learn to Swim Program sessions will be held at the Amsterdam City Pool at Veteran’s Park on Locust Avenue in Amsterdam. From either 5 to 5:45 p.m. or 6 to 6:45 p.m.
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Yellowstone: An American Safari “Yellowstone: An American safari” is a free narrated nature photography presentation by Gerry Lemmo will be at the Northville Public Library, 341 S Third St, Northville, from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Michael Burnett at (518) 863-6922 or email at email@example.com.
The Cavalade of Champions The Cavalcade of Champions, sponsored by the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth, will be returning at 7 p.m. July 22, at the Husky Footballd Field, Park Terrace School. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. The advanced tickets are Learn to swim program $22 plus applicable fees or $28 Colleen McHeard will be returnplus applicable fees at the gate. Online sales: www.fccrg.org. Local ing as the program’s swim instructor for the city of Amsterdam. sales: Mohawk Harvest Co-op. The program is free. All learn to Swim Program sessions will be PGCBL Baseball Amsterdam at Glens Falls, 7:05 held at the Amsterdam City Pool at Veteran’s Park on Locust Avp.m. See website for details. enue in Amsterdam. From either 5 to 5:45 p.m. or 6 Area Racing ∫ Twister Valley (New York off- to 6:45 p.m. road) 7721 Route 5S, Fort Plain. PGCBL Baseball ∫ Glen Ridge Motorsports Park, Elmira at Amsterdam, 6:35 6 p.m., located at 213 Marys Lane, Fultonville. For more information, p.m., located at 65 Crescent Avcall (518) 627-4060 or visit the enue, Amsterdam. website at www.glenridgemp.com.
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Wednesday, July 25
Gloversville Civic Band Concert The “Summer Band Concert in the Park” at Melchior Park on Kingsboro Avenue in Gloversville begins at 7 p.m. This concert of the Gloversville Civic Band is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Grant from Saratoga Arts. The concert is free and handicapped accissible. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Rain site is the Lexington Campus Center on State Street. Learn to swim program Colleen McHeard will be returning as the program’s swim instructor for the city of Amsterdam. The program is free. All learn to Swim Program sessions will be held at the Amsterdam City Pool at Veteran’s Park on Locust Avenue in Amsterdam. From either 5 to 5:45 p.m. or 6 to 6:45 p.m.
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Thursday, July 26
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Friday, July 27
Caroga Chapel Concert Caroga Chapel, 106 Chapel Road, Caroga Lake, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Caroga Chapel Concerts feature a variety of CLMF resident artists in small chamber groups as well as large orchestra. You’ll hear a mixture of classical, bluegrass, jazz, pop, contemporary and more. For more information, call Deborah Price at (614) 537-8650 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Leader-Herald/Ashley Onyon
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Join the Schoharie Crossing located at 65 Crescent Avenue, State Historic Site for another ter- Amsterdam. rific year of Not Just for Kids StoWednesday, Aug. 1 rytelling at the Schoharie Crossing The Free and Fun Walking Visitor Center. Corinne Stavish, Program with the Cancer All in the Family: Three generaPeer Educators tions of journeys and guilt trips. Mohawk Valley Gateway OverFree. 6 p.m. look Bridge, Amsterdam, 6 to 7 p.m. Every Wednesday night at the South entrance to the MVGO. GorMonday, July 30 geous scenery while you exercise Learn to swim program Colleen McHeard will be re- on Amsterdam's waterfront, on the turning as the program’s swim Mohawk Valley Gateway Overinstructor for the city of Ams- look bridge, and in Riverlink Park. terdam. The program is free. Learn to swim program All learn to Swim Program sesColleen McHeard will be resions will be held at the Amsterdam City Pool at Veteran’s turning as the program’s swim Park on Locust Avenue in Am- instructor for the city of Amsterdam. The program is free. sterdam. From either 5 to 5:45 p.m. or 6 All learn to Swim Program sessions will be held at the Amsto 6:45 p.m. terdam City Pool at Veteran’s PGCBL Baseball Park on Locust Avenue in AmAmsterdam at Saugerties, 7:05 sterdam. p.m. See Amsterdam Mohawks’ From either 5 to 5:45 p.m. or 6 website for directions. to 6:45 p.m.
Tuesday, July 31
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Thursday, Aug. 2
Learn to swim program Colleen McHeard will be returning as the program’s swim instructor for the city of Amsterdam. The program is free. All learn to Swim Program sessions will be held at the Amsterdam City Pool at Veteran’s Park on Locust Avenue in Amsterdam. From either 5 to 5:45 p.m. or 6 to 6:45 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 3
Learn to swim program Colleen McHeard will be returning as the program’s swim inThe Leader-Herald/Patricia Older structor for the city of Amsterdam. Boats line the dock at Caroga Lake. There are dozens of lakes and bodies of water to cool off The program is free. All learn to Swim Program sessions will be from the summer heat in the tri-county area.
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Summer Places of Worship This directory is dedicated to the growth of spirituality in our community.
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Summer Places of Worship This directory is dedicated to the growth of spirituality in our community. PERTH • Perth Bible Church RURAL GROVE • Rural Grove Christian Church ST. JOHNSVILLE • Fordsbush Bible Church • Grace Christian Church • St. John’s Reformed Church • St. Johnsville United Methodist Church • Polish National Catholic Mass at St. Paul Lutheran Church SPRAKERS • Currytown Reformed Church STRATFORD • Lighthouse Baptist Church STONE ARABIA • Salem United Methodist Church TRIBES HILL • Tribes Hill Presbyterian Church
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Saturday, Aug. 4
Sticker Mule RiverFest Riverlink Park, 1 to 9 p.m. there will be live music, food, vendors, beer and wine, free kids’ activities, fireworks & more down at Riverlink Park. Walk the MVGO bridge and enjoy a beautiful day and night by the river. Area Racing ∫ Caroga Creek Speedway, 6 p.m., 6 p.m., 4200 Route 10, St. Johnsville. For more information, call (518) 993-3744. ∫ Fonda Speedway, 7 p.m., 21 Bridge St., Fonda. For more information, call (518) 952-4966 or visit the website at www.newfondaspeedway.com.
rific year of Not Just for Kids Sto- place to live. Vendors, free kids’ acrytelling at the Schoharie Crossing tivities, free pool entry, police/fire Visitor Center. Jennifer Munro, demos, free movie and more. Cast of Characters: Ordinary Stories about Extraordinary MoWednesday, Aug. 8 ments. Free. 6 p.m. The Free and Fun Walking Program with the Cancer Area Racing Peer Educators ∫ Glen Ridge Motorsports Park, Mohawk Valley Gateway Over6 p.m., 6 p.m., located at 213 look Bridge, Amsterdam, 6 to 7 Marys Lane, Fultonville. For more p.m. Every Wednesday night at the information, call (518) 627-4060 South entrance to the MVGO. Goror visit the website at www.glen- geous scenery while you exercise on Amsterdam's waterfront, on the ridgemp.com. Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook bridge, and in Riverlink Park. Tuesday, Aug. 7 Amsterdam Rec Free Movies Area Racing in the Park Series ∫ Royal Mountain (supercross), Dusk at Veterans Park. All free movies start at dusk. Enjoy a vari- 7 p.m., 7 p.m., located at 3072 ety of films outside on the big Route 10, Johnstown. For more inscreen. Bring the family with formation, call (518) 835-6445 or chairs, snacks and drinks. Differ- visit the website at www.royalent parks throughout the summer mountain.com. nights. Movie TBD.
National Night Out 4 to 9 p.m. at Veteran’s Parkin Not Just For Kids Storytelling Amsterdam. Annual nation-wide Join the Schoharie Crossing community-building event to help State Historic Site for another ter- make Amsterdam a safer, better
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Saturday, Aug. 11
Monthly MVGO morning bird exploration and walk 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Amsterdam Southside boat launch. Join environmental educator George Steele on the second Saturday of each month for a morning bird walk through part of the South Side over the Mohawk Valley Gateway Friday, Aug. 10 Overlook Bridge. The walks will The Sentinel Sunset start at 6:30 a.m. at the boat Celebrations WishFest launch on the South Side of AmsBridge Street and Mohawk Val- terdam. We will likely see about ley Gateway Overlook, Amster- 20 species of birds including, if dam, 5 to 10 p.m. The Friday night we are lucky, a Bald Eagle. No
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