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Old Stone Fort History Fair this Weekend

Written By Editor on 9/25/16 | 9/25/16

The Old Stone Fort Museum’s History Fair is a two-day trip through time, featuring programs and exhibits spanning the centuries from ancient Rome to the 1960s.  Military and civilian re-enactors and living history impersonators will help visitors discover what life was like by interacting with adults and children of all ages.
  • For fans of the iconic BBC TV series Doctor Who, a T.A.R.D.I.S. “time machine” will enhance the illusion of time travel by appearing in various historical settings during the event
  • Native American educator Mike Tarbell of the Mohawk nation will describe the tools of his ancestors
  • J.D. Winslow demonstrates Roman horseback riding of the Circus Maximus
  • There will be 18th century toys, games and educational puzzles for children and families to try out
  • For the mechanically-minded, pioneer gasoline engines
  • Visitors can examine restored cars and military vehicles
  • World War I aeroplane will also be on static display from the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum
  • Music by 77th NY Regimental Balladeers, the Esperance Band and Patty & the Migraines
  • The Golden Fleece Spinners and Weaverswill demonstrate textile arts
  • Local historical society displays
  • Traditional food, including colonial chocolate-making demonstrations
The History Fair is:
  • Saturday, October 1 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM,
  • Sunday, October 2, from Noon to 5
  • Admission is $10 for adults and anyone 17 and under is admitted free when accompanied by an adult.  On-site parking is also free.  The Old Stone Fort Museum Complex is located at 145 Fort Road, Schoharie, NY 12157, about halfway between Albany and Cooperstown, just off Interstate 88.  There are many other museums, antique shops and farm stands along the way.  For information, contact the museum at (518) 295-7192 or on the internet
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