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17th Annual Not Just for Kids Storytelling
Montgomery County (west of Schenectady County)
Sunday evenings, end of July through August
Audience: Families
Information: Janice Fontanella (518) 829-7516

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Sundays at 6:00 pm at the Visitor Center
129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter

Summer Stories Under the Maple Tree

Six evenings of summer stories for audiences of all ages

Painting of the Erie Canal

2009 Programs

July 26

Becky Holder "Learning By Heart"
Stories of love from the Kindergarten classroom to the midlifee crisis.

August 2

Elizabeth Ellis "Appalachia Always"
Tales and true from from the top of the ridge and head of the holler from a once and future Appalachian.

August 9

Jackson Gillman "Stand Up Chameleon"
Song, comedy, mime and sign language are incorporated into colorful storytelling.

August 16

Jennifer Munro "A Family of Characters"
Funny and touching original stories about growing up in a large family in a small English village.

August 23

Carol Birch "Exchange -- To Give or Receive"
This is a night where an exchange offers both frames and satisfactions in the stories.

August 30

Frank-Lee Speaking (Dee Ellen Lee and Frank Wind) "Summer's Eve Story Samples"
Personal tales from here and traditional folktales from there -- a mix of amusing and inspiring!

Click here to read about last year's programs.

Bring lawn chairs. Rain or shine. Refreshments provided by Friends of Schoharie Crossing.

Performances at 6:00 p.m. are followed by punch and cookies. No cost, although donations are encouraged.

The Visitor Center exhibit traces the history of the Erie Canal and its impact on the growth of New York State and the nation.

Directions to the Visitor Center: Take exit 27, N.Y.S. Thruway, Amsterdam. Go west on route 5S about 4.5 miles. Turn right on Main Street, toward Fort Hunter, then turn left onto Railroad Street. Follow Railroad Street around to the right, when it becomes Schoharie Street. The Visitor Center, 129 Schoharie Street, is on the right.

Sponsored by the Friends of Schoharie Crossing, Stewart’s Shops, Noteworthy Indian Museum, Garden Bug, and the Fort Hunter Free Library. This program is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts administrated by the Schoharie County Arts Council.

For more information, contact Janice Fontanella, Manager, at (518) 829-7516

Not Just for Kids Storytelling is a charter member of the Hudson Valley Storytelling Alliance.

This web site is sponsored by the Friends of Schoharie Crossing.

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