MCHS is a non-profit organization established in 1905 to collect and preserve Mohawk Valley history for the enrichment of the public. Old Fort Johnson, the 18th century home of Sir William Johnson and the current home of the MCHS, houses period rooms, special long and short term exhibits as well as an excellent research library. Why is it important to preserve? Old Fort Johnson, its exhibits and the programs of MCHS represent an opportunity to use our historical resources to instruct and delight. Old Fort Johnson itself is a unique and irreplaceable historical asset that has been designated as a National Historical Landmark.
The Society is committed to timely and professional care and management of the Old Fort, and we accept the responsibility of maintaining these resources for future generations.