July SCHR Events
Tuesday July 9, 6:00 PM Grant’s Cottage Tour
Tour the final home of Civil War General and two-term U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. Discover the compelling story of perseverance and family devotion in his final days on beautiful Mount McGregor. See rooms full of artifacts frozen in time from 1885 and journey to the nearby Eastern Overlook for stunning views of the historic Hudson Valley. We will meet in the Visitor Center for SCHR updates and an introduction by Ben Kemp, Grant’s Cottage Operations Manager.
Saturday, July 27, 10 AM Vischer Ferry Tour
Clifton Park Historian, John Scherer, will lead a walking tour of the Vischer Ferry Historic District on Saturday, July 27 at 10 AM. The Vischer Ferry Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. It is a typical Erie Canal hamlet with a high concentration of Greek revival homes constructed by canal boat builders who worked at the two Erie Canal dry docks located in the hamlet. Learn about the Erie Canal and the growth it brought to a sleepy hamlet settled by the Dutch in the mid eighteenth century. Explore architecture styles from Clifton Park’s oldest home built by Nicholas Vischer in 1740 to a large Queen Anne Victorian home constructed in 1902. Hear about some of the interesting characters who once roamed the streets of Vischer Ferry, and at the conclusion of the tour enjoy lunch at the restored Vischer Ferry General Store. Parking at the store and across the street at the fire house.