Schenectady County Historical Society has announced the African American Historical Records Project, a new public history initiative focused on Schenectady’s African American history with the focus of preserving primary sources and enabling future generations to engage with the community’s historical records. [Read more…] about African American Historical Records Project Launched In Schenectady
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The Schenectady County Historical Society’s Festival of Trees is now on display through December 30th. Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm, the Festival of Trees features over 60 lighted fir trees, each decorated in eccentric to classic styles. [Read more…] about Festival of Trees Lights Up Schenectady
The Schenectady County Historical Society has announced their fall schedule, including a Fall Craft Market, walking tours, and more. [Read more…] about This Fall At Schenectady County Historical Society
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
Also, author Nina Sankovitch talks about releasing her new history book American Rebels: How the Hancock, Adams, and Quincy Families Fanned the Flames of Revolution in the middle of the pandemic. [Read more…] about Chronicling the History of COVID-19 (Podcast)
Like every organization in the state and nation, Schenectady County Historical Society (SCHS) is responding to the national emergency caused by the spread of the coronavirus.
In New York State, our historic sites and museums—along with other “non-essential” businesses—have been necessarily closed for an indeterminate period of time. [Read more…] about Shuttered, Schenectady Co Historical Continues Mission
The Schenectady County Historical Society is set to host a cocktail workshop, Drink the Seasons: Spring, on Thursday, March 5th at Brouwer House Creative, in the oldest home in Schenectady. [Read more…] about Drink the Seasons at Brouwer House, Schenectady
The bedrock of New York and its erosion created the landscape the Iroquois people made their home. It influenced their territorial boundaries, defenses, settlement patterns, trail systems, agriculture, and key natural resources. [Read more…] about Geology and the Iroquois Homeland
Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse are considered two of the greatest inventor-entrepreneurs. They were also great self- promoters, a skill that has somewhat obscured the nature of their roles and rivalry. [Read more…] about Edison, Westinghouse, & Schenectady
The Schenectady County Historical Society is set to open a new exhibition, Handcrafted: The Folk and Their Art, on February 1st.
Handcrafted: The Folk and Their Art explores folk art’s reflection of human needs, values, concerns, and desires. Handcrafted is co-curated by Susanna Fout and Schenectady County Community College folk art professor Marilyn Sassi and will feature over fifty carefully selected pieces, most of which have never been displayed publicly. [Read more…] about Handcrafted: The Folk and Their Art in Schenectady