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Schoharie County Town by Town Historian Information

Written By Editor on 12/4/13 | 12/4/13

Town of Summit historian Karen Cuccinello requested that the Schoharie News published this list of county-wide town by town historians and information that she compiled at the beginning of 2013.
BLENHEIM  Historian - Arrandale, Elizabeth , Box 893, North Blenheim, NY 12131,518-827-620  Bridge One-Room Schoolhouse, Rte. 30, North Blenheim, in the process of being repaired following Aug. 2011 damage from Hurricane Irene. Lansing Manor Museum at the NYS Power Authority 1378 State Rte. 30, North Blenheim, 800- 724-0309, 518-827-6121,  Open daily May 1-Oct. 31, except Tuesdays, from 10AM to 5PM. Free
BROOME Historian – Chichester, Betty, 1186 Hauverville Rd.,Middleburgh, NY 12122, 518-827-5092.
CARLISLE Historian - Turnquist, Jacqueline, 1432 Corbin Hill Rd, Sloansville 12160, 518-234-3041,      Carlisle Historical Society, 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:30PM in March, April, May, September, October, and November, Carlisle Town Hall, 541 Crommie Road, Carlisle, 12031 or 518-234-3041
COBLESKILL Historian - Shuart, Theodore, 4994 St. Rt. 145, Cobleskill, NY 12043, 518-234-7241,   & County Historian Cobleskill Historical Society, 3rd Wednesday of the month (no meetings in July, Aug. & Dec.)7:30PM at the Assembly Hall of Zion Lutheran Church, 615 E. Main St., Cobleskill For info. email Cobleskill Library History Room, 110 Union St.  Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 10:30AM-8PM, Wed. & Fri. 10:30AM-6PM and Sat. 10AM-1PM. has bound Times Journal newspaper from 1972 on. Contact #518-234-7897, email website The VanWagenen Library SUNY Cobleskill Archives room, Summer Hours when school is out  Monday -Thursday 9AM to 3PM – Reference Desk Hours while school is in session Mon.- Thurs. 10AM-4PM & 6PM-10PM, Fri. 10AM-5PM, Sat. 10AM-4PM and Sun. 2PM-10PM. You cannot go into the archives room so figure out what you want to check out before you visit by looking at the website   or calling 518-255-5011. Times Journal office on 108 Division St. has bound Cobleskill Times, Index or Times Journal from 1919 on. Contact #518-234-2515 Email:  Cave House Museum of Mining and Geology, 136 Blowing Rock Rd., Howes Cave, 518-296- 8800. I believe they are open weekends Memorial Day thru Columbus Day from 12-5PM. Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Rd., Howes Cave, For Info. 518-296-8949 or 296-8955, email
CONESVILLE Historian - Mattice, Beatrice home address: 1154 South Gilboa Road, Gilboa NY 12076 phone 607-588-9487.   From May-October, visitors are welcome from 1-4 p.m. at her Office at the Conesville Town Hall, 1306 State Route 990V, Gilboa NY 12076, phone 607-588-7211.  Phone from November-April:  352-288-5074.  Email address:
ESPERANCE Historian - Jones, Kenneth, 239 Feuz Terrace, Esperance 12066, 518-875-6854, kjones8@      Esperance Museum, Church St., Open Memorial Day – Labor Day on weekends from 1-4PM. For info email Esperance Historical Society meets 3rd Tues. of the month at 7:30PM at the Methodist Education Bldg., Tiffany Community Room in Esperance on Rte. 20 from Sept.- May.
FULTON Historian - Hamm, Gerald, 124 Cemetery Rd, Richmondville 12149, 518-827-4813,      Fulton Historical Society, 1st Thurs. of the month at the Fulton Town Hall  1169 Bear Ladder Rd., West Fulton 12194, 7PM. Contact info. PO Box 141, Fultonham, NY 12071 Vintonton one-room schoolhouse, West Fulton Town Green, West Fulton Rd. Open Sundays Memorial Day thru Columbus Day 12-4PM.
GILBOA Historian - Lewis, Richard, 177 Polen Hill Rd, Gilboa 12076, 607-588-6636 Gilboa Historical Society, 3rd Wednesday of the month 7PM, Gilboa Town Hall, 371 Route 990V, Gilboa. Contact for Society newsletter: Gerry Stoner Gilboa Museum, Library & Fossils in a Two-Room Schoolhouse, 122 Stryker Rd. open July 4- Sept. 6 and Oct. 9 & 10. Contact #’s 607-588-6894 or 607-588-9413. Website 
JEFFERSON Historian - Zeman, Ingrid, 139 Tabor Rd, Jefferson 12093, 607-652-7252,     Jefferson Historical Society, 1st Wednesday  of the month Apr.-Nov. at 7PM, Jefferson Town Hall, 677 North Harpersfield Road west of the center of town. Maple Museum, 221 Creamery St. by the town green, hosts summer programs.
MIDDLEBURGH Historian - Spickerman, Charlie-273 Bixby Rd, Schoharie 12157, 518-827-5149,     Middleburgh Historical Society, 4th Tuesday of the month at7PM, Middleburgh Town Hall, 143 Railroad Avenue, Middleburgh. Contact emails,  website  Dr. C.S. Best House & Medical Exhibit, 1568 Clauverwie Rd. Open May-Oct. Thusdays 10AM- 2PM and July & Aug. Saturdays 10AM-2PM or by appointment 518-827-5142. Free Middleburgh Library History & Genealogy Room, 323 Main St., 518-827-5142 Hours: Mon. 1:30-8:30, Tues. 10-5 & 6:30-8:30, Wed. 10-4, Thur. 10-4 & 6:30-8:30, Sat. 9-2
RICHMONDVILLE Historian - Bernocco, Joseph - 211 Winegard Rd, Schoharie 12157, 518-294-7243, Richmondville Historical Society meetings the 1st Sat. of the month 9AM in the Bunn Mill May – Sept. and in the Village Municipal Building Oct.-Apr. Contact #’s 518-294-6650 or 518-294- 6685, website Bunn Mill, 111 High St. Musical programs in the summer, starting the 1st weekend in June.
SCHOHARIE Historian - Hendrix, Anne - P.O. Box 711, Schoharie 12157, 518-295-7341,      Old Stone Fort Museum Complex and Library, 145 Fort Rd. Open May thru Oct. 10AM-5PM, Sundays Noon-5PM, 518-295-7192, Admission $7 adults. The library is open during museum hours and Tuesdays through the winter. Schoharie Library, 103 Knower Ave. (518) 295-7127, has a small archives. 1743 Palatine House, Spring St. Tours  Sat. & Sun.  Noon-4PM Memorial Day thru Columbus Day. For info. call 518-295-7505 or 295-7585. Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum, 143 Depot Lane, Sat. & Sun.  Noon-4PM Memorial Day thru Columbus Day, 518-295-7505.
SEWARD Historians - Christman, Rita- 297 Gardnersville Rd, Cobleskill 12043, 518-234-2002, AND  Diefendorf, Barbara, 421 Gardnersville Rd, Cobleskill 12043, 518-234-7134.
SHARON SPRINGS Historian - Pfau, Nancy- POB 134, Sharon Springs, 13459, 518-284-2371,   Sharon Historical Society, Box 363, Sharon Springs, NY 13459. Meets the 3rd Monday, 7PM at the Library Community Room, March-June & Sept.-Dec. Sharon Historical Society Museum & One-Room Schoolhouse on 238 Main St./Rte. 10 open daily July Thru Aug. 1-4PM. PO Box 363, Sharon Springs, NY 13459. Contact info. 518-284- 2877 & Curator – Dorcas Comrie 518-284-2350
SUMMIT Historian - Cuccinello, Karen - POB 2, Summit 12175, 518-287-1945,     Charlotteville 2-Room Schoolhouse, Charlotte Valley Rd., holds breakfasts the 3rd Sunday of the month 8-11AM May through October. Also used for community gatherings.  Joe Dahms is the president of the Schoolhouse Committee, 607-397-9180. The Museum of the History of Charlotteville & Library and the Anonymous Arts Museum, 606 Charlotte Valley Rd.  is open Fathers Day through mid August, every Sunday from Noon to 3PM.  For further information call Marilyn Karp at (607) 397-8606 or 607-397-8276 or email
WRIGHT Historian - Moody, Kevin- 345 Brick Schoolhouse Rd, Schoharie 12157, 518-872-2307. Gallupville House, State Rte 443, 518-872-1705, used for community events.
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