Schoharie Crossing Site plans return of music series

FORT HUNTER — Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site has announced the return of the Putman Porch Music series for its fifth year starting on June 6, at 6 p.m.

The free Putman Porch Music will occur every Thursday in June from 6 to 8 p.m.

The series invites area musicians to spend an evening on the historic Putman Canal Store porch to jam and enliven the vibe of the former Erie Canal stop off. Putman’s store building is located at Yankee Hill Lock on the grounds of Schoharie Crossing, 553 Queen Anne Road.

Musicians with an interest in American roots, bluegrass and folk music are encouraged to spend some time on the porch and be a part of the experience. Much like a group of canalers that happen to be stuck waiting at the lock, a few instruments and strong voices is all that is needed to pass the time.

The grounds for the site are open all year from dawn until dusk.

For information about this event or what is available at Schoharie Crossing, call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516 or email

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