Telling the Stories of the Mohawk Valley
The Mohawk Valley is picturesque and filled with history. The museums of the Mohawk Valley are dedicated to preserving the unique cultures of the Mohawk Nation, the Palatine Germans, the Dutch settlers, Sir William Johnson and all those who have called this region home over the centuries.
The Mohawk River created the only water-level passage through the mountains that line the Eastern seaboard, a corridor used by the Erie Canal, the railroads and the New York Thruway. Today the Mohawk Valley is a history-filled getaway place for the boater, fisherman, camper, cyclist, or explorer.
Around every corner there is a blue and yellow New York State historic marker. Over every hill is another gem of a local museum or historical society with a story to tell. Together these tales interconnect and weave together to create the rich fabric of the Mohawk Valley.