Villages Along The Mohawk

The Premiere Where-To-Find-It Guide, Covering the Upstate Central New York Villages and Communities of the Historical Mohawk River Valley.

Helpful Links:

Museums
The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs
Cherry Valley Museum, Cherry Valley
New York State Museum, Albany
Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany
The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls
Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake
Cedar Grove, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill
Olana State Historic Site, (Frederick Edwin Church Home), Olana
Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, Livingston Manor
Storm King Art Center, Mountainville
DIA Art Foundation, Beacon
Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar, Poughkeepsie
George Eastman House, Rochester

Galleries

Picture Perfect Art Gallery and Frame Shop, Canajoharie

 


 

Historic

Three Rivers
Fantastic site. "Hudson-Mohawk-Schoharie - History from America's most famous valleys". Loads of information, including entire books. Not to be missed. Go right to the site map.
 

The American Colonist's Library
"Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Early American History". Tremendous site. "A massive collection of the literature and documents which were most relevant to the colonists' lives in America. If it isn't here, it probably is not available online anywhere".
 

Roots Web
Excellent site with a ton of info about old Canjo.
Also superb genealogy resource.

 

Mohawk River Archeology
N.Y. State Museum site contains descriptions and Rufus Grider paintings of Keater's Rift, Spraker's Tavern, and river craft from bateaux to Durham boats.

 

Drums along the Mohawk
Essential Rev War site for Tryon County buffs
 

Erie Canal
From University of Rochester's History Department
 

Canal Culture
Official website of New York State Canal System. Also, check out the schedule for events up and down the canal system.
 

Chief Joseph Brant
Brief history of this controversial and mercurial Revolutionary War - era Iroquois Sachem, who owned a farm in Canajoharie
 

The Iroquois of the Northeast
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
 

The Iroquois Longhouse
N.Y. State Museum's write-up of Mohawk architecture
 

Canajoharie History
Brief history of Canajoharie Village.
 

The Canoe Aurora
From 1885, book-length account of a canoe trip from the Adirondacks to the Gulf of Mexico. The author paddles through Canajoharie in chapter 1.
 

Palatines to America
An organization for people researching the origins of their German-speaking ancestors
 

Wagner Palace Car
Webster Wagner from Palatine Bridge invented the Palace Car for Cornelius Vanderbilt's New York Central Railroad
 

Old Fort Frey
From New York State Military Museum's index of forts
 

The Old Mohawk Turnpike
Photos and descriptions from Nelson Greene's classic book
 

Old Fort Johnson
National Historic Site on Mohawk River, it was here that William Johnson called together the six nations before the French and Indian War, then married Molly Brant.
 

Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor Commission
Located right in Canajoharie, MVHCC was established by the state in 1997 for the purpose of managing the heritage of the Mohawk Valley.
 

Montgomery County
Department of History and Archives
Located in the old Fonda courthouse, MCDHA maintains a large archive of genealogy info, photos, maps, books and documents.
 

New York State Historical Association
Located in Cooperstown, facility includes Fenimore Art Museum, the Farmer's Museum and a research library.
 

Herkimer Home State Historical Sight
Nicholas Herkimer became the wealthiest Palatine and as brigadier general commanding Tryon County's militia, hero of Oriskany in 1777.
 

Johnson Hall
Irishman William Johnson became Indian Superintendent, major general and baronet, i.e. the most powerful person in New York until his death in 1774.
 

Hyde Hall
"Hyde Hall is a stunning reminder of a bygone American era when families of English aristocracy established vast estates in the former colonies. The house itself may well be the finest example of neoclassic country mansions anywhere in America."
 

List of over 400 Revolutionary War battles
Compiled by Vi P. Limric (OHSSAR) in 1922.
 

2nd Regiment - Albany County Militia
Site by a group of Reenactors, devoted to "the "civil war" that took place in upstate New York between the Loyalists and the Patriots".