Heritage & History

1743 Palatine House Museum

1743 Palatine House Museum

experience colonial life and times

Restored in 1971, the Palatine House is a medieval, German style construction built by the Colonists for their minister, Peter Nicholas Sommers, who came to Schoharie County from Hamburg, Germany.

Bridgewater Historical Society

Bridgewater Historical Society

Located in the National and State Register of Historic Buildings restored former Union train station, housing displays of historical artifacts.

Chenango Canal Association

Chenango Canal Association

preservation - recreation - history

The Chenango Canal Association developed and maintains the Towpath Trail, a five-mile walking trail along the original historic Chenango Canal between Woodman Pond, Hamilton and Oriskany Creek, Solsville. Wildlife, wild flowers and many birds may be sighted. The Cottage Museum on Rt. 20, Bouckville is open 10-5 daily, April - October.

Cherry Valley Museum

Cherry Valley Museum

Part of the Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

Located in a Federal style house (ca. 1815) with exhibits from 1778 infamous Cherry Valley Massacre to late 20th-century. Collection of 1830's memorabilia, antique fire engines,period clothing collections, kitchen exhibit and other period rooms.

CNY Fiber Arts Festival

CNY Fiber Arts Festival

From Animals to Art

Family-oriented festival featuring fiber animals, children's activities including fiber crafts, demonstrations, sheep shearing, classes, over 100 vendor booths under cover, music, food. June 10 - 11 at Butternut Hill Campground.

Erie Canal Cruises

Erie Canal Cruises

Cruise the Erie Canal on Lil' Diamond II or III. Enjoy 90 minute narrated excursions on the historic Erie Canal and through Lock 18. Book online. Enjoy shopping and dining at the same location - Gems Along the Mohawk.

Foothill Hops Farm Brewery and Brewshop

Foothill Hops Farm Brewery and Brewshop

Our hops in every drop!

Started in 2001 to promote the rebirth of the hops industry. Farm brewery opening 2016. Sample beer made with local ingredients and tour the hopyard to learn hops history. Purchase homebrewing supplies and local products in the brewshop/tasting room.

Fort Klock Historic Restoration

Fort Klock Historic Restoration

Restored, fortified homestead constructed in 1750 in the Mohawk Valley and site of a moved, restored Dutch barn, 19th century schoolhouse, blacksmith shop. 

Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park

Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park

Preserving and interpreting the site of Revolutionary War Fort Plain/Fort Rensselaer. The museum houses both Revolutionary War era and Native American collections. Visitors can explore the fort's outdoor exhibits on a walking tour of the adjoining 20 acre hilltop park.

Foundation of Russian History Museum

Foundation of Russian History Museum

Holy Trinity Monastery, a Russian Orthodox monastic community, was founded in 1930 in Jordanville, NY. The Foundation of Russian History Museum, located on the grounds of Holy Trinity Monastery, offers a fascinating glimpse into the history, art, and culture of Russia and the Russian immigrant community.

Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark

Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark

A site on the National Park Service Network to Freedom and on the NYS Underground Railroad Trail. Interior and exterior exhibits.

Holy Trinity Monastery

Holy Trinity Monastery

founded in 1930

Holy Trinity Monastery, a Russian Orthodox monastic community, was founded in 1930 in Jordanville, NY. The Foundation of Russian History Museum, located on the grounds of Holy Trinity Monastery, offers a fascinating glimpse into the history, art, and culture of Russia and the Russian immigrant community.

Hyde Hall Historic Mansion

Hyde Hall Historic Mansion

Celebrating 200 years Hyde Hall - a 50 room Historic Mansion overlooking Otsego Lake. Built 1817-1834. Open May to October. Guided tours on the hour 10:00 - 4:00. Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown NY. (607) 547-5098 HydeHall.org for event details.

Lorenzo State Historic Site

Lorenzo State Historic Site

Tour the 1807 neoclassical mansion; stroll the Ellen Shipman garden; attend year-round educational programs; enjoy a free Symphoria concert, the Driving Competition and numerous other special events on 87 acres of historic landscape.

Madison Hall Association

Madison Hall Association

Located on Route 20 Morrisville is Madison Hall. It was constructed in 1865 and served as the county courthouse until 1910. Madison Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a great venue for weddings, showers, reunions, or conferences. 

Montgomery County Department of History & Archives

Montgomery County Department of History & Archives

Greek Revival structure houses research library, genealogical, and historical records. Open weekdays.