Tribes Hill Heritage Center opens

ROTTERDAM — A Tribes Hill Heritage Center at Via Port mall has been opened to highlight historical attractions along the Mohawk River, state Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara has announced.

The Rotterdam center will serve a mission that sets the Mohawk Valley and Canal Country as a tourism destination, with CDTA bus connections from Via Port Rotterdam to historical attractions in the Capital District and sites up to Utica/Rome.

The event begins a partnership with the Mohawk Valley Tourism Center to ramp up tourism in the Mohawk Valley and Erie Canal towns. 

“I’m pleased to be a part of this special event here in our community that is the start of a historic tourism effort,” said Santabarbara.

“This exciting new partnership brings towns, villages, and historical organizations together with CDTA, Via Port Rotterdam and Mohawk Valley Region Economic Development to establish a unique regional tourism destination.”