About Us

The Schenectady County Historical Society brings to life the region’s dynamic history through interactive exhibits, talks, workshops, concerts, programs and community events for all audiences at the Mabee Farm Historic Site, the Grems-Doolittle Library, the Schenectady History Museum, and the historic Brouwer House.

The Schenectady County Historical Society continues to change and grow, and we are more active than ever in presenting vibrant programming. Please visit our events calendar to find information about upcoming events.


The Schenectady County Historical Society shares stories, inspires dialogue, and encourages understanding of the history, people, and cultures of Schenectady County.


The Schenectady County Historical Society strengthens our community as an increasingly vital destination and resource for exploring history.

You may view an abridged version of our 2019 Strategic Plan here as well as our Bylaws and Constitution.

Financial Support

The Schenectady County Historical Society is a private, not-for-profit organization. We are wholly supported by the dues of our members, interest and dividends earned on bequests willed to us, fees for admission and service, and sales in our two gift shops. Please consider supporting our mission in preserving and promoting Schenectady County’s history by making a gift, becoming a member ,or sponsoring us through your business.


Board of Trustees

President: Robert Weible
Vice President: Richard Lewis
Secretary: Robert Sullivan
Treasurer: John Halstead
Immediate Past President: Marianne Blanchard

Trustees through April 2020
Marianne Blanchard
Thomas Dunn
Carolina Lazzari
Laura Lee
Kim Mabee
Robert Sullivan
Dale Wade-Keszey
John Woodward

Trustees through April 2021
Robert Carney
Ellen Fladger
John Halstead
Sarah Kirby
Christopher Leonard
Richard Lewis
Kevin Richard-Morrow
Martin Strosberg

Trustees through April 2022
Philip Fields
John Gearing
Mark Vermilyea
Robert Weible

Staff Contacts

Mary Zawacki, Executive Director
518-374-0263, option 4 (please email)

Mary Treanor, Administrative Officer
518-374-0263, option 5

Marietta Carr, Librarian/Archivist
518-374-0263, option 3

Susanna Fout, Exhibitions and Collections Manager
518-374-0263, option 4 (please email)

Michael Diana, Education and Programs Manager
518-887-5073 (please email)

John Ackner, Facilities Manager