Events set in Montgomery County
Several events will take place in western Montgomery County this month.
? Friday – An old-fashioned Independence Day at Fort Plain’s 4th on the 3rd in Wiles Park. Scheduled are carnival rides, games, horse-drawn wagon rides, tours of the historic Fort Plain Hilltop and fireworks after dark. The festivities begin at 3 p.m.
- Saturday – Fort Klock’s Annual Strawberry Festival. People can eat strawberry shortcakes while period re-enactors read the Declaration of Independence. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. Fort Klock is located at 7214 Route 5 in St Johnsville.
? July 11 – Saturday Night at the Movies. The Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park will screen “Drums Along the Mohawk” from 7 to 9 p.m. Re-enactors will be on hand to discuss the movie. The museum is located at 389 Canal St.
- July 18 – War comes to Tryon County at the tavern of Goshen Van Alstyne from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a re-enactment of the Tryon County Committee of Safety Meeting originally held Aug. 25 through 27, 1775. Period re-enactors will re-create political debate. The interactive presentation will let kids participate in the debate and drill with the new Tryon Militia. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10 for adults and $3 for children. The Van Alstyne House is located at 42 Moyer St., Canajoharie.
- July 24 – A concert by Stone Soup at the Fort Klock Historic Landmark. The acoustic band will perform a variety of traditional folk, old-time and original songs. After the concert, site interpreters will give a late-night tour of the fort. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Fort Klock is located at 7214 Route 5 in St Johnsville.
- July 25 – The marriage of Gil and Lana. Join re-enactors at the 1770 Palatine Church as they re-create the marriage of Gil Martin and Lana Borst at the Palatine Church as described in Walter Edmonds’ “Drums Along the Mohawk.” Actors from the Drums Along the Mohawk Outdoor Drama will re-create the opening scenes of Edmonds’ book. The 3 p.m. “wedding” will be followed by a 4 p.m. “reception” at nearby Nellis Tavern.