Storytelling Returns to Schoharie Crossing

Not Just for Kids Storytelling series on Sunday, July 9th at 1pm outside near the Visitor Center

Fort Hunter, NY – Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will begin their annual Not Just for Kids Storytelling series on Sunday, July 9th at 1pm outside near the Visitor Center, 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter. Joe Doolittle will offer up tales entitled, “Stories of Engine’s and People who Could,” to launch the revised program series for 2023. This performance is in conjunction with the 46th Annual Antique Engine and Tractor Show.

Storyteller Joe Doolittle is a history buff, well versed in Mohawk Valley and Upstate History.

He likes to weave personal and family incidents into his tales and often adapts folktales to deepen his themes. He shares stories of the sounds and strengths of engines and the people who invented and worked with them.  There will be the sounds of trains and tractors; canal tugs and cars; songs and perhaps a prayer during this story weaving experience. Doolittle is an active member of Story Circle at Proctors and lives in Glenville, NY.

The Tri-County Old Time Power Association will be holding its 46th Annual Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show on the grounds of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site during Saturday, July 8th and Sunday, July 9th.  This show runs from 10am to 4pm each day and will feature a variety of antique engines, from water pumps to hit and miss, as well as a several farm implements.

In addition to the antique engines and storytelling, the weekend will also feature a folk music performance by Kristoffer A. Ross on Saturday, July 8th at 1pm.

All events over the weekend are free and open to the public. There is no charge for parking, and it is encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy during your visit.  Schoharie Crossing’s Pathway to Empire exhibit will be open for the public to view inside the Visitor Center as well.

For more information about programs at Schoharie Crossing, please contact the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email, or visit our NYS Parks webpage. The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Visitor Center is location at 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter, NY 12069.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 78 million people annually.  For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit, connect on Facebook, or follow-on Twitter.

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