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Welcome to the Schoharie River Center!

Cultural Hall Renovation Project

Here we grow again!

The SRC has embarked on a capital campaign to bring badly needed renovations to its cultural hall building, the original home of the Schoharie River Center and the Environmental Study Team.  The renovations will bring heating upgrades, restroom facilities and handicap accessibility to make the facility usable year round and able to support more programs for the public including square dancing, concerts, conferences and many other types of programs.

The SRC Cultural Hall was built in 1857 by local carpenter Boss Jones and is a classic federal style timber frame construction building with King Post Trusses.  Planned renovations include:

To kick this project off, we’ve received a grant from NYSCA for $50,000, leaving us with $70,000 more to raise. So, we are appealing for your help.  

Donate today, or, to learn more about this wonderful building and how you can be a part of this exciting project, click here.

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Schoharie River Center Virtual Tour

Click here to tour our property and buildings, learn about our origins, programs and mission.

Scavenger Hunt

Are you up for a new challenge?  Do the Schoharie River Center Scavenger Hunt!

Lessons and challenges on topics such as ecology, forestry, history, and more, inspired by our educational and cultural programming and hosted by the SRC’s Environmental Study Team.

Complete the challenge and you’ll receive an official scavenger hunt merit badge and certificate!  Do the scavenger hunt by yourself or in a group. Click here to learn more and register.

Blacksmithing Program

In 2019, the SRC built a blacksmith shop as a Timber Frame Building Arts workshop.  We’re now using it to help promote the art and craft of traditional and modern blacksmithing by providing opportunities for the public to view the work of and to work with area blacksmith artisans.  

SRC Blacksmith Shop Members will have the opportunity to learn blacksmithing from other blacksmiths as well as access to the shop to work on their own projects as their skills progress.

Upcoming Blacksmithing Workshops


Six students maximum per workshop, so sign up today.  

Click here to learn more and to register for the Introduction to Blacksmithing workshop.