The Schenectady County Historical Society has announced their Fall Lecture Series.
Scheduled lectures include:
Preservation in the Netherlands with André Hoek on Saturday, October 27 at 2 pm at Mabee Farm.
Dutch restoration architect, André Hoek will deliver an illustrated lecture on the preservation of Dutch Architecture – “A Dutch Approach to Historic Preservation” ~ Preserving ‘Spirit of Place’. André Hoek, a Dutch architect specializing in historic preservation, will speak about the techniques and tools developed in the Netherlands to survey, study, restore, protect and maintain historic buildings.
Hoek will discuss whether these methods can apply to historic buildings, especially those of Dutch origin, in New York. Mr. Hoek will examine projects large and small, building archeological methods, sustainability, and non-invasive energy saving solutions.
He will also present the complications of restoring a structure that has been changed and adapted for new uses over time, and the difficulty in retaining the ‘Spirit of Place’ in historic buildings and landscapes. $5, or free for SCHS members.
Together Until the End @ Proctors on Thursday, November 1 at 6p m at Proctors.
Professor Richard Fogarty, a UAlbany associate professor and expert in 20th century war and society, will speak about World War I. This talk is in partnership with the Albany Symphony Orchestra and Proctors to present an Armistice Centennial Celebration in Schenectady. Visit albanysymphony.com/armisticecentennialevents to learn about the project.
Buttons on the Binnekill on Saturday, November 3 from 11 am to 2 pm at Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington.
The Historical Society will be printing out some of their favorite historical photos and making buttons out of them. Take a look through their digital collection, and email your choices to them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schenectady County Forest: A Brief History on Saturday, November 10 at 2 pm at Mabee Farm.
Lorrie Runnels will discuss how the Schenectady County Nature and Historic Preserve came to be, exploring mysteries solvable and unsolvable alike. Trace the curious history of Duanesburg Farm #92, the people who lived on it, and how it eventually became the nature preserve it is today. $5, free for members.
UNESCO’s Year of Kosciuszko on Saturday, November 17 at 2 pm at Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington.
Polish-American expert Dr. James Pula of Purdue University will discuss the notable military leader Tadeusz Kosciuszko and his contributions during the American Revolution. $5; free for members.
For more information, visit the Schenectady County Historical Society’s website.