STARK'S KNOB: PROJECT 2000
"...provide leadership in the translation, interpretation and explanation of the history and evolution of New York State's land and inhbitants to create excitement in discovery and learning."
- From the Vision Statement of the New York State Museum
Inspired by the excitement and momentum of a broad new exhibit program (see concept drawing from the 1999 Master Plan to the left) the State Museum is taking a new look at a statewide mission focused on research, collections and heritage tourism. Field laboratories where teachers, scientists, educators, historians, students, and the public can jointly explore a real environment together, can see formations millions of years old, or can stand in the footsteps of people who helped form our Nation, are rare places to be treasured.
The Stark's Knob Scientific Reservation was created over 84 years ago for this very reason. It has been, unfortunately, more potential than realization for many of those 84 years. But now we have an opportunity to actualize the goals and intent of those who worked to create this place at the beginning of the last century.
The goals of the current project are pretty much the goals set forth by the Saratoga County Historian in 1973:
Establish definitive boundaries
Establish rights of way
Firmly differentiate the area from surrounding land
Remove brush and noxious weeds
Install directional signs
Install a permanent description of the past
THE "FRIENDS OF STARKS" KNOB GROUP
If you would like to participate in this venture, you may contact this group through Marlene Bissell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must complete a Volunteer Application before participating in volunteer projects on this property.
ADDITIONAL HERITAGE LINKS