History of broom industry eyed

FORT HUNTER — Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host several online programs this winter on a variety of history related topics. Presentations will be offered in two series: Lunchbox Lessons and the Third Thursday Lectures. Both series will be offered live online and most will be recorded for later viewing on YouTube.
On Jan. 11, the Lunchbox Lesson at noon will feature site staff discussing the importance and history of broom manufacturing in the Fort Hunter area.
On Jan. 20, Patrick Reynolds from the Oneida County Historical Society will discuss Jesse Williams and the Cheese Factory System at 7 p.m.
These programs are free for the public and available on the Webex meeting platform. No registration is required, and links can be found on NYS Parks website or social media. If you would like a direct link email, please contact the site. For more information about these programs, call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email [email protected], or visit its Facebook page.

By Rodney Minor

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