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Baseball on the Erie Canal: Online Presentation Offered by Schoharie Crossing

June 10, 2020 9:58 AM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

Fort Hunter, NY Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is offering online programs this month that will include a presentation by Derrick Pratt of the Erie Canal Museum.  As part of a double-header of online presentations at the end of June, Pratt will provide the program through Webex that will discuss the Erie Canal’s many connections to the earliest days of professional baseball.  Using stories from some of the game’s biggest stars and others long forgotten, discover the connection that the canal has to our national past-time.    

This program is scheduled for Wednesday, June 24th at 6:30pm.  A link to the Webex meeting can be found on the Schoharie Crossing Facebook page or you can contact us for the link by emailing SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov.  

The first part of the doubleheader will be on Tuesday, June 23rd at 6:30pm as the site will provide and online program titled, “Dam that Creek!”  This program will discuss the first dam across the Schoharie Creek for the Erie Canal and how it provided a means for barges to navigate through its waters. 

Schoharie Crossing is offering this slate of online programs while the Visitor Center is closed during the COVID-19 crisis.  During NY on PAUSE, the Erie Canal historic site will provide programs through Webex as well as other online programs and social media such as Facebook Live.  Additional programs will be scheduled, so please keep in touch with us by joining our mailing list or following online. The site grounds will remain open for appropriate socially distant recreational use from dawn until dusk daily.  Please observe NYS Guidelines while visiting Schoharie Crossing.

For information about these programs, please find us on Facebook or you can call or email the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 individual state parks, historic sites, golf courses, boat launches and recreational trails, which are visited by 71 million people annually.  For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.nysparks.com, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter. 


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