What’s Next at SCHS?

Candlelight Walking Tours
Friday October 26 @ 7:00 & 7:30pm / Meets at the Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Ave, Schenectady NY 12305

Candlelight tours are back with new tales for 2018! Join us as we explore the historic Stockade after dark and discover the neighborhood’s haunting past! Tickets are $12, advanced purchase required, and include entry to museum and refreshments and live music from 8-9pm after the tour. Please remember to bring a flashlight with you! Candlelight Walking Tours are sponsored by the Schenectady Heritage Foundation and the Schenectady County Historical Society.


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Stockade Seance
October 27, 28, & 31 • 7pm and 9pm • $20

Gather with the spirits of the season as we partner with NorthEast Theatre Ensemble to bring their special brand of site-specific theater to life. Join our hostesses for a Victorian soirée and séance. Mediums will guide you through gruesome tales and ghost stories from the region, in an intimate home whose walls have seen hundreds of years of local history. The stories will thrill and tantalize you with haunting accounts of lost love, murder, family, and longing, just in time for Halloween! Come in costume if you desire, and immerse yourself in our turn-of-the-century communal with the spirits of bygone eras. Tickets $20 are light refreshments will be served. Note that a short portion of the program will take place outdoors (weather permitted) so be sure to dress appropriately.

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Talk: Preservation in the Netherlands with André Hoek
Saturday, October 27 at 2pm at Mabee Farm
Dutch restoration architect, André Hoek will deliver an illustrated lecture on the preservation of Dutch Architecture – “A Dutch Approach to Historic Preservation” ~ Preserving ‘Spirit of Place’. André Hoek, a Dutch architect specializing in historic preservation, will speak about the techniques and tools developed in the Netherlands to survey, study, restore, protect and maintain historic buildings.

Secrets of the Tarot
Monday, October 29 – 6:30pm at the Brouwer House 
 Embrace the esoteric this Halloween and join us inside one of Schenectady’s oldest homes as instructor Jeannie Thomma returns to delve into the Secrets of Tarot. What do you see when you look at the cards? The Tarot is full of imagery, symbolism, and secrets that can help you to find answers to your most pressing questions. When the Tarot’s secrets are revealed to us, we gain access to perspective. Tickets $50 at schenectadyhistorical.org/workshops

Calling All Volunteers!

Annual Fall Clean-Up of the SCHS Grounds

Where: 32 Washington Avenue
When:  Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Rain/Snow Date: Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
Time: 10am-2pm
What to Bring:  To spruce up the grounds, please bring your rake and gloves and any other appropriate gardening equipment…we have the bags.
Who to Contact: Please call Mary Treanor with your willingness to join us by 10/24/2018 at 518-374-0263×5 or by email at office@schenectadyhistorical.org