Schenectady County Historical Society has released a slate of Youtube videos that focus on various aspects of Mabee Farm and broader Schenectady County history.
Virtual Tour: Slavery at the Mabee Farm: Colonial society was not free or equal. This video will look at slavery at the Mabee Farm.
Virtual Tour: Colonial Barn Building: When the Mabees came to the Woestina, they would have to build a new life for themselves, literally. This video will look at the techniques the Mabees could use to build their home, and the building of a scale model of the Historic Site’s Dutch Barn.
Virtual Field Trip: Blacksmithing Demonstration: This video features a talk with John the Blacksmith about how Colonial people would shape iron to create vital tools.
Virtual Field Trip: Colonial House Tour: What was everyday life like for ordinary people in Colonial New York? What were there homes like and how did they feed themselves? This video features a tour the Mabee Farm to answer these questions and more.
Virtual Field Trip: Welcome to the Mabee Farm!: This video takes a journey into the wilderness of Colonial New York. Meet the Mabees, a family of Dutch farmers, and explore the world they lived in, and learn the history of the area.
The Schenectady County Historical Society also goes live on their Facebook page three times each week throughout Schenectady County, exploring different places of interest, and talking to our friends throughout the community. Livestreams take place at 4 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Photo of Mabee Farm provided.