The private collections of Schoharie County Attorney Michael West are a bit of a local legend; stories abound of the more than 20,000 significant documents, images, memorabilia and other rare, original and one-of-a-kind treasures Mr. West has amassed in his treasure trove over the years.
On Thursday, June 20 at 7pm, the public is invited to get a rare and up-close look of some of the most unique, noteworthy and downright fascinating pieces in his collection during a lecture and program in the Badgley Museum Annex at the Old Stone Fort Museum.
Mr. West’s selections from the collection he has spent the last 35 years building will provide an opportunity to get a rare and exclusive first-hand perspective on some of the most pivotal moments in local, national and world history, with items that include Timothy Murphy’s last will and testament, letters written by Colonel John Harper during the 1780 Burning of the Valley, letters signed by Revolutionary wartime New York Governor George Clinton and more.
Admission. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, contact the museum at (518) 295-7192 or visit their website at TheOldStoneFort.org.