This event in German Flatts is held every autumn, next to the historic Fort Herkimer Church. On the day of our visit, drenching rains kept us from enjoying the reenactments. But it didn’t keep us from exploring the area, the church of our ancestors, and of meeting some terrific people.
There is an element of deep sadness here. This was the battleground of the bloodiest battle in the fight for American independence. But it set off a shockwave of victory that helped to change the course of the war. Hundreds of men died here. We came to give our respects, and found time to have a little fun, too.
It’s been years since we were out to Little Falls, NY, to see the lovely Nicholas Herkimer Historic site. This was the place where I first caught the travel-history bug: my classmates and I went on a field trip here in 7th grade. It was a spectacular visit. I’ve taken the kids here twice since, […]