Join us for an outdoor, riverside performance of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra as we celebrate Independence Day! Fireworks will close the show, and food, beverage, and craft vendors will be on site with free activities for kids and families.
Scotia Walking Tour
Saturday, July 7 - 10am Meets at Scotia Library
Saturday, Sept. 29 - 10am @ Meets at Scotia Library
Scotia was founded even before Schenectady, and today its streets are filled with history and charm. Join us as we explore the village and go behind-the-scenes in a few buildings! $10, free for members.
Join us for a morning of mysteries as our guide leads us from the museum, through the Stockade, and inside two Stockade homes, each with their own legends and lore. Refreshments will be served inside the Stockade’s oldest home, the historic Brouwer House. This tour lasts approximately three hours. $20; pre-registration required. Register at www.schenectadyhistorical.org/tours
A Day on the Farm Thursday, July 12 - 10am at the Mabee Farm
In this program, kids get hands-on with history and agriculture! We’ll start by planting some veggies in our kitchen garden. Next, we’ll go from farm to table, harvesting our very own rye and using it to bake a fresh loaf of bread. $8 for each child and adult.
Under the Stars with Dr. Valerie Rapson Friday, July 20 - 8pm at the Mabee Farm
Gather 'round the campfire under the stars! Special guest Dr. Valerie Rapson will be with us to lead a stargazing activity. Enjoy good company and tasty s’mores. Should the weather be less than ideal, we’ll head inside for Dr. Rapson’s presentation. $8 for each child and adult.
Take a walk along what was once known as “Brewer’s Street,” looking at local history through the lens of a beer glass. This walking tour of the Historic Stockade District
will examine the history of brewing and its impact on our history, from the Colonial era to today’s craft brew revival. We’ll sample beers at the Mad Jack Brewery, too! $15
includes drink at the Van Dyck; pre-registration required at www.schenectadyhistorical.org/tours
Howlin' at the Moon Sponsored by Wolf Hollow Brewing Company Join us at Mabee Farm each month for an evening of full moon Americana music. Admission is $6 and refreshments — including wine and Wolf Hollow beer — are available for purchase.
Colonial Schenectady Walking Tour
Saturday, July 28 - 10am @ 32 Washington Ave, Schenectady
Travel back in time with us and discover the characters and stories that formed this historic community. $10, free for members.
American Girl Tea Wednesday, August 1 - 2pm at the Mabee Farm
We’ll meet our host, Caroline Abbott, a brave girl from Sacket’s Harbor NY in 1812 as we explore Mabee Farm's period boats and make a boat-themed craft to take home. Refreshments served. $8 for each child and adult.
Drinking the Seasons: Summer Cocktails Thursday, August 2 - 6pm at 14 N Church St
The second in a series of seasonal mixology workshops. Led by historian John Gearing, we’ll make — and sample — a variety of seasonal historic libations, made with some locally grown ingredients. $25; pre-registration required.
Rowing the River Saturday, August 4 - 10am at the Mabee Farm
Saturday, Sept. 22 - 10am at the Mabee Farm
Saturday, Oct. 6 - 10am at the Mabee Farm
Travel back to the 1700s when the mighty Mohawk was the gateway to the West. We’ll take our reproduction boats out for a 2 hour rowing session; be prepared to do some rowing! Expert guides in period clothing will to show us the way. $15 kids, $20 adults. Check online for rain dates.