Mohawk Valley History

From the oldest living participatory democracy of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy to the Palatine migration, Revolutionary War, Industrial Revolution, First U.S. Cheese Market, Erie Canal, and so much more, the Mohawk Valley has a wealth of history that attracts historians, archeologists, scholars, genealogists and tourists.

The Historic Mohawk Valley

Take a scenic drive through the Mohawk Valley and you’ll pass by historic markers in nearly every town, village and city. Visit local historical societies throughout the six counties in the valley to really benefit from the curators’ and docents’ experience who have taken on the task of preserving local history.

Explore Mohawk Valley History through its museums and historical societies.

Mohawk Valley Events and Things To Do

Events throughout the Mohawk Valley happen all year long. Test your endurance in the well-known Boilermaker Race in Utica, Oneida County, or visit any one of the county fairs in the fall. You’ll find Erie Canal annual celebrations and events as well as the 365 mile beautiful Erie Canal National Heritage Trail where 87% of the trail is off-road for cycling and runners alike.

No matter where you find yourself in the Mohawk Valley, you’ll find wonderful restaurants, locally owned businesses, events and friendly faces.

Take a look at Mohawk Valley Events.

Celebrate the Queen Bee Bakery’s Opening!

March 23, 2023/by Mohawk Valley Today

Take a Bite of Montgomery

More than 20 locations are participating in Montgomery County's "Take a Bite of Montgomery" March 27 through April 2.
March 22, 2023/by Mohawk Valley Today
Preschool Tuesdays at Fenimore Art Museum

Preschool Tuesdays at the Fenimore Art Museum

Beginning April 4, Preschool Tuesdays at Fenimore Art Museum now offers two sessions every Tuesday:10:00am and 3:00pm.
March 21, 2023/by Mohawk Valley Today

Network, Explore, and Invest in the Mohawk Valley’s Brownfields

The Brownfields Developers Summit will be held April 25 – 26, 2023 at Herkimer College in Herkimer, New York.
March 20, 2023/by Mohawk Valley Today

Mohawk Valley Maple Weekend!

Some of us have been waiting all year for today and now it’s finally here! It’s the Kick-Off for NYS Maple Weekend here in the Mohawk Valley!
March 18, 2023/by Jim at Mohawk Valley Today

Anthony Marris-Swann meeting folks in Montgomery County

MVEDD's Anthony Marris-Swann works with the local communities of Minden, Fort Plain, Nelliston and Palatine Bridge one person at a time.
March 17, 2023/by Mohawk Valley Today

Fenimore Art Museum Food For Thought Lunch and Lecture Series

Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown announces the 2023 Food For Thought Lunch and Lecture Series Schedule with dates through November.
March 16, 2023/by Mohawk Valley Today
Amsterdam Gateway Bridge - Fall

City Of Amsterdam Launches Public Safety Campaign

On March 20, 10am, at Amsterdam High School, the City of Amsterdam, along with partners, want to remind residents how they can stay safe while out and about on the roads this spring
March 15, 2023/by Mohawk Valley Today

Governor Hochul Promotes NYS Maple Industry

New York Maple Syrup Production Reached Record High 845,000 Gallons in 2022; Ranks Second in the Nation
March 15, 2023/by Mohawk Valley Today

Amsterdam’s St. Paddy’s Day Pub Fest

The City of Amsterdam presents the 7th Annual St. Paddy's Day Pub Fest Sponsored by Fun Booth LLC on Saturday, March 18th from 1-8pm!
March 14, 2023/by Mohawk Valley Today
Gloversville Recreation Commission Volunteer

Volunteers for Gloversville Recreation Commission

Call for Volunteers for Gloversville Recreation Commission to help in organizing and implementing events in the City of Gloversville.
March 13, 2023/by Jim at Mohawk Valley Today

Celebrate National Nutrition Month® with SNAP-Ed NY

Are you ready to learn some tips to make small changes in your routines that will help make a big difference in your health, schedule, and budget?
March 11, 2023/by Mohawk Valley Today
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