The Pieces Come Together – Book Talk and Signing

The Pieces Come Together … At Last: The Memoirs of an Adult Adoptee and Her Sister – Book Talk and Signing

With Arlene Loucks & Patricia Walsh

Saturday, July 26 at 2:00 p.m.

Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12305.

$5.00 Admission – Free for SCHS Members

The Pieces Come Together…At Last: The Memoirs of an Adult Adoptee and Her Sister is the story of two sisters (technically “half-sisters,” but neither likes that term) who were born in the Capital Region and lived in Schenectady County for the majority of their lives. Patricia Ann Morris was born in Troy in 1939 to single mother Elizabeth Morris and was soon adopted and raised by Marguerite and John Walsh in Scotia. Arlene Patricia Richter was born in Glens Falls to Elizabeth (Morris) and Walter Richter in 1950 and was raised “just across the bridge” in Schenectady. Patricia and Arlene met for the first time in 2008. Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event.

For more information, please contact Librarian Melissa Tacke at 518-374-0263, option 3, or by email at librarian@schenectadyhistorical.org. 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

2014 Howlin Poster

July’s Howlin’ at the Moon concert will feature Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass. This engaging band plays high-energy bluegrass, 70s and 80s country rock, blues, originals and a spectrum of songs from the Eagles to Flatt and Scruggs and from the Steeldrivers to the Allman Brothers. Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass brings together four seasoned musicians steeped in diverse musical backgrounds and features powerful vocals, dynamic instrumentation and a repertoire of great songs.

July 12 – 13 Feet of Bluegrass
August 10 – Three Quarter North
September 8 – Washington County Line Bluegrass

The Howlin’ at the Moon Concert Series takes place in the Dutch Barn at the Mabee Farm Historic Site. Each concert begins at 7:00 with a singer/songwriter opener before moving on to the main act. In case of inclement weather, concerts may be moved into the George E. Franchere Educational Center. The cost is $5.00, and attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

For more information, please contact Educator/Assistant Curator Jenna Peterson at 518-887-5073, or by email at educator@schenectadyhistorical.org. The Mabee Farm Historic Site is wheelchair accessible, with off-street parking in front of the George E. Franchere Educational Center.