We are sad to share the news of the passing of our President Emeritus Merritt Glennon. All sites of the Schenectady County Historical Society, including the Museum and Library, will close at 2:00 on Wednesday, April 1st to allow our staff, volunteers, and friends to attend the memorial service.

Howlin’ at the Moon with DYER SWITCH

On Thursday, April 2 at 7:00 PM, join us at Mabee Farm Historic Site for a night of great bluegrass and folk music as we welcome Dyer Switch to the Howlin’ stage.

Dyer Switch’s hard-driving traditional, original and unique bluegrass and acoustic music is dynamic, captivating, and performed with mesmeric charm. Mark Poulopoulos will also perform.

The Schenectady County full-moonHistorical Society proudly presents its seventh season of the Howlin’ at the Moon concert series at Mabee Farm Historic Site. The 2015 season will be the most exciting and ambitious Howlin’ year yet, with 12 scheduled events. Each month on the full moon, Mabee Farm will host an evening of live music, featuring regional folk and bluegrass artists.

The April 2nd concert will take place in the Franchere Center at Mabee Farm. The concert begins at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5.00, and snacks and coffee are available for purchase. For more information please contact Jenna Riley at educator@schenectadyhistorical.org or 518-887-5073

Library Reduced Hours

The Grems-Doolittle Library is currently in transition as we are in the process of hiring a Librarian/Archivist. During the months of March and April, the Library will operate under reduced hours (Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.). During this time, only materials held in our reading room will be made available to researchers. Access to archival collections and other materials housed in our archives storage area will not be permitted. Additionally, the Library will not be able to accept remote research requests during this time. If you have any questions about library operations during this transition period, please call us at 518-374-0263. We apologize for the inconvenience, and look forward to welcoming our new Librarian/Archivist this spring.