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Retro St. Nick

Historic Fort Klock hosts guests for St. Nicholas Day celebration

Susan Cast, Ron Burch and Sue-Ann Wheadon play old holiday songs at Fort Klock on Sunday.
Susan Cast, Ron Burch and Sue-Ann Wheadon play old holiday songs at Fort Klock on Sunday.
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The modern image of a jolly Santa Claus bears little resemblance to the original legend, according to Jene Wagner. “If you were good, and you said your prayers,” he said, “St. Nicholas blessed you. If not, he was accompanied by Black Peter, who brought a whip.” That is at least is the story the Klock family brought with them from Germany centuries ago when they immigrated to St. Johnsville and built their fortified house on ...

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