Old Stone Fort
Schoharie, New York
August 12, 2006
The museum gives you
a very Victorian
experience. It has been described as Schoharie's Attic, and
collections reflect that. In the fire engine picture, above,
the items in the background - a doll house, a uniform, a cannon, a
portrait. The stairs to the left take you to the second
This floor was installed in the Civil War Era to allow soldiers to practice drills on the second floor.
There you find more collections., including this needlepoint purse.
There is a showcase filled with dusty stuffed birds and another with items someone brought back from the Philippines. There are early letters, including one by Joiseph BrandtThere is a showcase filled with Rogers Groups, which were very popular in the Victorian era (1865-1880).
These are early sheriff items, including handcuffs and leg irons.
The "safety bicycle" was made in 1895 by the Hickory Wheel Company.The wheel is wooden with a pneumatic rubber tube on the outside.
In addition to these bicycles, there is the first car in Schoharie County, a Rambler.
There are several buildings to explore. There is a picnic area and lovely cemetery.
We enjoyed our visit, and combined it with a trip to Cherry Valley to see the museum there. It made for a wonderul day.
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This has been a spring and summer of getting around. 2005You can see those pictures:
We're off to Maine for a week of pictures and lobster! Day 5
The New York State Fair - lots of chickens and other animals.
A search for Rexford Falls and finding the Sherburne Historic District.
Antique Firetrucks in Liverpool.
Balloons at the Spiedie Fest.
A trip to Utica to see Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum and Fountain Elms
We rented a canoe at Nathaniel Cole Park.
A visit to Hanford Mills and the Lumberjack Show
Hancock Shaker Village.
A trip to Pixley Falls and Delta Lake.
We watched them set up the Big Top at the Circus
We went to the Utica Zoo
Then we went to the Syracuse Zoo
Wickwire House in Cortland
A trip to babysit the grandkids
A visit to Boston to see a Red Sox Game
Drive through Edmeston area to see the animals
Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum trip
And there are lots of pictures of our trip out west.
travel to Texas
Texas Day 1 San Antonio to Pearsall
Texas Day 2 Pearsall to Laredo
Texas Day 3 Laredo to Brownsville
Texas Day 4 South Padre Island
Texas Signs amused us
Art Museum at Vassar
Old Stone Fort, Schoharie, NY
Cherry Valley, New York
from other summers:
Leslie designed a
Animals hummingbirds 2
Insects - moth pictures - polyphemus
Hummingbird Moth 1 2
In Autumn Before/After Exterior
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park 2
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