Schenectady County Historical Society has released a slate of Youtube videos that focus on various aspects of Mabee Farm and broader Schenectady County history. [Read more…] about Virtual Tours of Schenectady County History
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Three new exhibitons, focusing on different aspects of rural life in the Mohawk Valley, one in a new gallery, are set to open at the Mabee Farm in Rotterdam Junction.
The exhibitions’ opening reception is set for Saturday, October 12th, from 2 to 4 pm, and will feature gallery talks with the exhibits’ curators and contributing artists,. The event is free to the general public. [Read more…] about Major Exhibitions Opening at Mabee Farm
The Schenectady County Historical Society has announced Genealogy 201: Military and Court Records, a six week course with Certified Genealogist Judith Herbert, set for Wednesdays, Aug 28 to Oct 9 at 6:30 pm, at Mabee Farm, 1100 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction. [Read more…] about Military and Court Records Genealogy Course in Schenectady
The Schenectady County Historical Society has announced “A Dishonorable Trade: Human Trafficking in the Dutch Atlantic World,” a traveling exhibition opening to the public on Saturday, January 26 at 2 pm at the Mabee Farm Historic Site. [Read more…] about Lecture Series, Exhibition on Enslaved Peoples at Mabee Farm
The Schenectady County Historical Society has announced their Fall Lecture Series.
Scheduled lectures include: [Read more…] about Schenectady Historical’s Fall Lecture Series Set
The Schenectady County Historical Society will host a talk and book signing by local historian Neil Yetwin on February 11, 2017 at the Mabee Farm Historic Site.
Neil will be signing and selling copies of his book To My Son…: The Life and War Remembrances of Captain Mordecai Myers, 13th United States Infantry, 1812-1815.
Schenectady County Historical Society will host a book talk and signing with historian William Griffith on Saturday, February 4th at 2 pm at the Mabee Farm Historic Site.
In his book The Battle of Lake George (2016) Griffith tells the story of the first major British battlefield victory of the French and Indian War.
In late summer in Lake George, 1755, a bloody conflict for control of Lake George and its access to New York’s interior took place between the British and French forces. Against all odds, British commander William Johnson rallied his men through the barrage of enemy fire to send the French retreating north to Ticonderoga. The stage was set for one of the most contested regions throughout the rest of the conflict. [Read more…] about Battle of Lake George Book Talk, Signing Feb 4th
The Mohawk Valley Museum Consortium will host an afternoon of discussion about exploring history through personal experience on Monday, November 14th at Schenectady County Historical Society’s Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction.
A series of speakers will share their experience in touring different regions of the state in search of a personal experience while engaging historical sites and how that experience is shared with others using digital media. [Read more…] about Mohawk Valley Museums Consortium Program Monday
The American Revolution Round Table (ARRT) of the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys is a new group of history enthusiasts dedicated to the studies of the American Revolution. The ARRT’s mission is to provide an opportunity to socialize, network, and present material for those interested in the American Revolution.
The ARRT was created by historians, tour guides, and historic site and museums professionals who are enthusiasts of American Revolution history. [Read more…] about American Revolution Round Table of the Hudson, Mohawk Valleys
The Mabee Farm Historic Site will host “Schenectady’s Struggle for Democracy” with Historian John Gearing, Saturday, November 5th at 2 pm.
Lawyer and historian John Gearing will cover decades of political intrigue, drawn-out lawsuits, and citizens’ voices going unheard through the road to Schenectady’s democracy. [Read more…] about Schenectady’s Struggle for Democracy Lecture Saturday