Happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead.

Events

Happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead.

Jul 21

2018

The Many Layered Victorian Woman

Join Kim Harvish of the Chapman Historical Museum as she takes a look at Victorian underclothes, fashion and activities through photos, hands on items and advertisements. After the presentation, take a tour of the Best House to see examples of Victorian clothing from our collection!  Kim's program begins at 1:00 PM

$5

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Jul 27

2018

4th Friday Celebration

Come and dance the night away with Homespun Family Dance from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Free

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Aug 4

2018

Bullets and Bacteria

Join historic re-enactor Paul A. Supley as he talks about the three biggest killers of the Civil War: Malaria, Dysentary, and Hospital Gangrene.

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Aug 24

2018

4th Friday Celebration

The good folks from the Schoharie County Animal Shelter will be on had to fill us in on what's been going on over at the Shelter. The Best House will be collecting donations and we will be hosting a bake sale! All of the proceeds will be going to aid our furry friends over at the SCAS.

Free

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Sep 29

2018

The History of Crazy Quilting/Trunk Show with Betty Pillsbury

Join us as we delve into the art of crazy quilting with award winning quilter and author Betty Fikes Pillsbury. Using antique quilts and other textiles, Betty discusses the rage that swept late 1800’s America – the crazy quilt. Then, using her work as examples, Betty shows how crazy quilting is alive and well in the world today. Please bring your vintage crazy quilts to share. Registration is required.

$5

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Oct 13

2018

Victorian Post Mortem Photography 

Paul Dunleavy and Tor Shekerjian, co-presenters, are President and Treasurer of the Spindle City Historic Society of Cohoes. As officers and members, they have for years, researched and presented on a variety of topics. They have a deep knowledge of historic homes and their restoration, own an 1890 Stick Victorian, and successfully got this home listed in the State and National Historic Registers.


The program on post mortem photography should prove very enlightening. You’ll learn some interesting tidbits about the various means by which photographs were taken, as well as why some photographs look as if they are of the deceased when they are not.

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Oct 20

2018

Best House Paranormal Investigation 

with Tri-City Paranormal

The Best House has witnessed its fair share of tragedy. From the death of Dr. Christopher Best’s first wife, his young son and Dr. Best himself it’s no wonder several paranormal investigations have revealed significant activity. 


Join professional investigators from Tri-City New York Paranormal from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. for a state of the art, interactive exploration of the haunted happenings at the Dr. Best House.


We are only offering one session and only 20 tickets are available.  This event sells out every year.  It's strongly recommended that you purchase your tickets early.

$30

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Dec 7

2018

Miracle on Main Street - Elves Toy Shop

Join us in the carriage house from 5:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. for hot cocoa, story telling and crafts.

Free

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Dec 15

2018

Victorian Christmas Tea

12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Free

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