Supervisor Tom Wood is photographed visiting timber framers and volunteers working on the Champlain Canal Region Gateway Visitor Center near Fort Hardy Park in the Village of Schuylerville. Tomorrow, June 16 is the project celebration starting at 11 am. The project, an undertaking by the Historic Hudson-Hoosic Rivers Partnership, and a collaborative effort of non-profit and federal, state, and local government entities to serve as a catalyst for sustainable tourism development and community revitalization in Rensselaer, Saratoga and Washington Counties.
During an 11:00am media event, the team will ceremoniously raise a cross section of the frame of the building. Partner organizations will also be on hand throughout the day at a community festival space onsite to celebrate this exciting new addition to the area. The raising of the rest of the frame will continue on Saturday, June 17.
The frame raising will continue in June, until the building panels and roof panels are in place. The team anticipates the exterior of the building and roof to be complete by the end of July. Interior framing, partition walls, and mechanical systems will be ongoing through the summer and fall. Planning for the interior exhibits and interpretive signs will be concurrent with completion anticipated in May of 2018. To learn more visit https://historianatsaratoga.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/timber-frame-raising-a-community-celebration/