Join us for the History Fair on October 1st and 2nd this year! There will be so much to see and be a part of, such as classic cars, tank rides, colonial games, military re-enactors, a World War I aeroplane, local historians and artisans – even a time machine! This will be a family oriented adventure through time. Don’t miss it!
Please note: the Library will be CLOSED during the History Fair
The Old Stone Fort Museum Complex celebrates and preserves the rich, historic legacy of New York’s beautiful Schoharie Valley. Buildings include an early 1700s home, a 1780s Dutch barn, an 1830s law office, and an 1890s one-room schoolhouse as well as the 1772 stone church that was fortified and attacked by British forces in 1780.
The Old Stone Fort was built in 1772 as a church. During the American Revolution, it was fortified by enclosing the stone church within a wooden stockade. In 1780 the fort was attacked by an army of 800 Loyalists and Indians. The building is now owned by Schoharie County.
The Schoharie County Historical Society has been operating the Fort as a museum for more than 125 years, preserving it and other historic structures. The Society has a collection of more than 50,000 artifacts related to the history of Schoharie County; maintains a research library and a local genealogy collection; publishes a semi-annual local history magazine; and offers a wide range of educational and recreational activities. Society offices are in the William Badgley Museum, across the street from the Old Stone Fort.
Our website is sponsored by the Schoharie County Historical Society in support of its educational mission and the Old Stone Fort museum complex in Schoharie, New York. The Society is a membership organization chartered as a museum by the New York State Department of Education, and is tax-exempt under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
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