The Schenectady County Historical Society’s Annual Meeting is on April 8th. Our Annual Meeting agenda will include approving the revision of our Bylaws and Certificate of Incorporation as advised by our legal counsel and as recommended by the Board of Trustees. Click the links below to review these documents.
Black Soldiers of New York State: A Proud Legacy, 1750 to 1950
with Anthony Gero, author
Saturday, April 1 @ 2 PM
at the Schenectady County Historical Society
32 Washington Ave, Schenectady NY 12305
African Americans have a long, proud and often overlooked record of serving in NYS armed forces. Join us as Gero explores the contributions of NY African Americans prior to the military’s integration. African American solders — in spite of many obstacles — served courageously and valiantly, winning many commendations and earning the respect of friend and foe alike.
This talk is presented as part of the “Together Until the End: Schenectady in the First World War” series.
A retired high school teacher in Auburn, New York, Anthony F. Gero teaches history at Cayuga Community College, State University of New York, and is a Fellow of the Company of Military Historians. He has written numerous articles on military history and is the coauthor (with Roger Sturcke) of New York State National Guard.
$5, free for SCHS members
Together Until the End: Schenectady in World War I
Devastating, morbid, and totally unprecedented, World War I changed our world entirely and redefined modernity. Now, 100 years later, we’re exploring the Great War’s effect on Schenectady and the people who lived here. The soldiers who fought, the nurses who cared, and everyone at home whose world was reshaped, completely.
Join us throughout 2017 for programs, films, and an exhibition exploring Schenectady in the first world war!
WWI Book Discussion Series
Thanks to a grant from Humanities NY, we’ll be presenting a series of book discussions throughout 2017, led by Professor Richard Fogarty, UAlbany associate professor and expert in 20th century war and society. Contact our librarian, Mike Maloney at email@example.com for more information.
WWI Lecture Series
Several experts will be joining us throughout 2017 to discuss WWI and what it meant for the region:
Saturday, April 1, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
Blacks Soldiers of New York State: A Proud Legacy, 1750 to 1950
with Anthony F. Gero, author
Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
New York State in World War I
with Aaron Noble, Curator/Historian, the New York State Museum
Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
World War I and Schenectady’s Jewish Community
with Harvey Strum, professor of history and political science at the Sage Colleges
(Early) 20th Century Trivia Night
The first World War, the beginnings of jazz, and GE in Schenectady! Join us for a night of questions on early 20th century America! Date/Time TBD.
For more information contact SCHS Librarian, Michael Maloney at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-374-0263 ext. 3 or SCHS Curator Mary Zawacki at email@example.com.