The Old Stone Fort Museum’s 130th Anniversary and Opening Weekend Celebration has been set for Saturday, May 4, with a full day of living history programs, a special ribbon cutting ceremony and birthday cake.
Beginning at 10 am the grounds at the Old Stone Fort Museum Complex will fill with the sights, smells and sounds of the 18th and 19th centuries as living historians welcome the public to take a step back in time and experience hands-on activities and demonstrations.
Activities and programs going on throughout the museum grounds include militia inspection and drills, open fire cooking, candle dipping, butter churning, spinning and tape loom weaving, quill writing, a schoolhouse program, traditional German paper cutting, historic chocolate making and more.
At 1 pm, visitors, museum staff and historical society trustees will join special invited guests, including United States Congressman Anthony Delgado and Schoharie County Board of Supervisors Chairman Earl VanWormer on the lawn of the Old Stone Fort for a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony.
Following the ceremony, refreshments and birthday cake will be served.
Admission to this family friendly event is by donation.
The Old Stone Fort Museum Complex is located in the village of Schoharie at 145 Fort Road, off NY State Rt.30, 2.5 miles south of Interstate 88 Exit 23. For more information on the Old Stone Fort Museum and the numerous events and activities planning throughout their 130th Anniversary year visit their website, or call (518) 295-7192.
Photo of reenactors at Old Stone Fort Museum provided.