Pelts & Prosperity


Join Utica College senior Nolan Cool for a presentation of his senior thesis. Several Schenectady residents bartered in furs during the 18th century. However, only an elite class of merchants prospered from their involvement in the trade. Learn more about how businessmen adopted and adapted their economic position to find success in the fur trade from New York’s western frontier.

Date: August 29, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Admission: $5.00; free for SCHS members.

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