Events 2014


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November 8, 2014
Veteran Recognition
Joint meeting with Saratoga Chapter

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Tours of the Mansion

Schuyler Society Pocket Flag Project

November 02, 2014
Van Schaick Mansion Tours<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> November 02, 2014 </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>The Van Schaick Mansion is one of the most historic homes in New York State with a rich history that is tied to both the French and Indian War & the American Revolution. Built circa 1735, the house was used as military headquarters for a number of English generals during the French and Indian War. During the American Revolution the mansion once again served as military headquarters and was inhabited by Generals Schuyler, Gates, Poor, St. Clair, Arnold, and Colonels Morgan and Gansevoort while formulating the plans for the battles of Saratoga. In the days leading up to the battles some 5,000 Continental soldiers were garrisoned around the mansion. Due to the historic significance of this venue, the Van Schaick Mansion was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, the New York State Revolutionary War Heritage Trail in 2008 and in 2013 to the NYS Paths to History.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p> For the past 279 years, the mansion has been lovingly cared for by descendants of the Van Schaick Family, various individuals; and since 2001, the Gen. Peter Gansevoort Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Van Schaick Mansion Project, under the auspices of the General Peter Gansevoort Chapter, NSDAR, was established to collect, preserve, and present the cultural history of Van Schaick Island. The Project pursues this mission through the preservation and interpretation of its site, the Van Schaick Mansion, as a site for the presentation of collections, exhibitions and programs to benefit the community.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Sunday, November 2, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Final tour begins at 3:00 p.m.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Directions to the mansion from Albany: 787 North to Bridge Avenue in Cohoes. Bear right. Go straight on Bridge Avenue to a "T" Intersection with Park Avenue. Turn right and go past the Van Schaick Country Club and to a stop sign. Turn right again. This is Van Schaick Avenue. The mansion is on the left at the bottom of the decline. </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p> Directions from Saratoga: Route 87 South to Exit 7 and Route 7 East toward Troy. Exit for Route 787 North. Make a right turn onto Bridge Avenue in Cohoes. Bear right. Go straight on Bridge Avenue to a "T" Intersection with Park Avenue. Turn right and go past the Van Schaick Country Club and to a stop sign. Turn right again. This is Van Schaick Avenue. The mansion is on the left at the bottom of the decline. </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p> Directions from the East: Route 90 to 787 North Intersection. At Bridge Avenue in Cohoes turn right. Go straight on Bridge Avenue to a "T" Intersection with Park Avenue. Turn right and go past the Van Schaick Country Club and to a stop sign. Turn right again. This is Van Schaick Avenue. The mansion is on the left at the bottom of the decline.

Van Schaick Mansion Tours

The Van Schaick Mansion is one of the most historic homes in New York State with a rich history that is tied to both the French and Indian War & the American Revolution. Built circa 1735, the house was used as military headquarters for a number of English generals during the French and Indian War. During the American Revolution the mansion once again served as military headquarters and was inhabited by Generals Schuyler, Gates, Poor, St. Clair, Arnold, and Colonels Morgan and Gansevoort while formulating the plans for the battles of Saratoga. In the days leading up to the battles some 5,000 Continental soldiers were garrisoned around the mansion. Due to the historic significance of this venue, the Van Schaick Mansion was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, the New York State Revolutionary War Heritage Trail in 2008 and in 2013 to the NYS Paths to History.

For the past 279 years, the mansion has been lovingly cared for by descendants of the Van Schaick Family, various individuals; and since 2001, the Gen. Peter Gansevoort Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Van Schaick Mansion Project, under the auspices of the General Peter Gansevoort Chapter, NSDAR, was established to collect, preserve, and present the cultural history of Van Schaick Island. The Project pursues this mission through the preservation and interpretation of its site, the Van Schaick Mansion, as a site for the presentation of collections, exhibitions and programs to benefit the community.
Sunday, November 2, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Final tour begins at 3:00 p.m.


                           Celebration of the Roof Stabilization Project

           Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

(Grounds open for special presentations by Seneca Glenn Bentz and tours of the mansion 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. With final tour beginning at 3:00 p.m.)


                                                  Clean-up Day April 2014

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Cohoes Founders’ Day – Saturday, May 17, 2014

The historic Van Schaick Mansion will be open to the public for free tours from noon – 4:00 p.m.  The last tour will begin at 3:00 p.m.

Free Admission for Active duty military personnel and their families, as this is a Blue Star Museum.

Glenn Bentz, former Native American Interpreter for the Cooperstown Farmers Museum and New York State Historical Society, will set up an encampment at the Mansion.

Indian encampment

This unique living history program features an authentic Native American Indian encampment, complete with real artifacts. It also includes presentations on the history of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois); traditional clothing; 18th century weaponry; fire making skills; the trade period and its effects; 18th century cooking; and oral traditions, including storytelling.


 

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Thursday, May 22 –  Annual Cohoes Memorial Day Parade – 6:00 p.m.

 

 

 


 

Sunday, June 8 

We are joining with the City of Cohoes in celebrating New York State’s Pathway to History celebrations.   IMAG0012

Free Admission

The historic Van Schaick Mansion will be open to the public from Noon. – 4:00 p.m.  The last tour will begin at 3:00 p.m.

 



 

Sunday, August 3, 2014  —  Turning Point Parade, Schuylerville NY


Saturday, September 13, 2014   —  Hudson River Valley Ramble

The historic Van Schaick Mansion will be open to the public from 11 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The last tour will begin at 3:00 p.m.

Glenn Bentz, former Native American Interpreter for the Cooperstown Farmers Museum and New York State Historical Society, will set up an encampment at the Mansion.