Heritage Day

Most people know that the Battle of Saratoga was the turning point of the American Revolution, but did you know that much of it was planned at the Van Schaick Mansion?

On Cohoes Heritage Day, Saturday, May 14, 2016, you will have an opportunity to tour this historic home located at 1 Van Schaick Avenue, Cohoes from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and see where General Schuyler turned over command of the Northern Continental Army to General Gates. Last tour begins at 2:00 p.m.

The Second Continental Army Artillery Re-enactors will fire their cannons and muskets from 10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Blacksmith Steve Khoury will demonstrate 18th century blacksmithing skillsfrom 10:0 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Schuyler Society, Children of the American Revolution will provide Colonial Games from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Genealogy Workshops: Cohoes Visitor Center Remsen Street …these will look at Ancestry.com, DNA testing, “Who Do You Think You Are?” on PBS…DAR searches…and wi-fi is available for participants.  Gen. Peter Gansevoort Chapter Registrars will work with the public from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.