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October 2, 2012

Roosevelt, Lincoln imitators slated for Stone Fort History Fair


Musical performances are also featured at History Fair. On Saturday, David and Ginger Hildebrand of the Colonial Music Institute will perform music of the War of 1812 in two concerts, reprising songs from their recent PBS documentary on that war. Their appearance is underwritten by a grant from NBT Bank.

Two well-known groups will perform music from the Civil War era in concerts underwritten by the Donna Lavigne Agency. On Saturday, the 77th NY Regimental Balladeers will sing songs from army campfires at the battlefront and the parlors of those left behind at home.

Sunday features The Iron Jacks performing the shipboard music that entertained Union sailors and marines who participated in Civil War landing parties.

Stone Fort History Fair is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free to all under 18, and $10 for adults.

History Fair is sponsored by Stewart’s Shops and Sterling insurance; event catering is provided by the George Mann Tory Tavern.

All event proceeds benefit the Old Stone Fort Museum Complex, seven historic and exhibit buildings on a 25-acre Revolutionary War battle site in Schoharie.

The Old Stone Fort Museum Complex is located at 145 Fort Road, Schoharie, just off Rt. 30, 2 miles south of I-88 Exit 23.

For further information, call (518) 295-7192 or visit or

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