From the “Art” to the “Science” of Management at General Electric

Presenter: Dr. Lisa Kannenberg
Saturday, April 25
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: SCHS, 32 Washington Ave., Schenectady, NY 12305
Admission: $5.00; Free for SCHS members

Ralph Cordiner became President of General Electric in 1950 and proceeded to usher in one of the most tumultuous periods in the corporation’s history. Cordiner initiated the decentralization of G.E. that eventually ended the Schenectady Works’ central role as the “incubator” of new products and ultimately drained the plant of product lines and jobs. Part of the process involved changes in managerial philosophy that envisioned managers as practitioners of a new “science of management.” The result transformed G.E. culture and had a powerful impact on G.E. and on Schenectady.

Dr. Lisa Kannenberg teaches United States History at the College of Saint Rose. She is currently working on a book tentatively titled Creating a “Better Business Climate”: G.E. in Schenectady, 1930-1960.

For more information, please contact Mary Treanor at 518-374-0263 or by email at The Schenectady County Historical Society is wheelchair accessible, with off-street parking behind the building and overflow parking next door at the YWCA.

Howlin’ at the Moon with Three-Quarter North

On Sunday, May 3 at 7:00 PM, join us at Mabee Farm Historic Site for a night of great bluegrass and folk music as we welcome Three-Quarter North to the Howlin’ stage.

TQN’s blend of bluegrass and folk is easy on the ears and stimulating to the heart. It’s all about the music for these six lads from upstate New York. Their love of bluegrass, combined with their creative folk music heritage, leads to some tasty melodies that sound familiar yet fresh. This accomplished group plays everything from traditional fiddle tunes to complex original pop, weaving acoustic and electric influences into an enticing array of sounds. Homegrown and raised on tradition, Three Quarter North exemplifies the best in American roots music.

Mark Baptiste 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 May 3rd  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 or 518-887-5073