Wednesday’s African American History Walking Tour has been cancelled due to thunderstorms.


What’s Next at SCHS?

Mabee Farm Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, August 24- 10am-3pm @ Mabee Farm

We’re bringing together the very best of the Capital Region’s handcrafted goods! Join us as 60 artists and crafters fill Mabee Farm with eclectic, beautifully handcrafted items. All items are handmade here in our region, and include jewelry, home decor, fine art, ceramics, soaps, candles, woodworking, and more! $5 admission.

Also on site are blacksmithing and woodworking demos, art and historic exhibits, nature trails,and tours of the 1705 Mabee farm house & 1760s Dutch Barn.

We have a few spots open for vendors, please visit www.schenectadyhistorical.org/festivals for info


Library Hours

Please note that the Grems-Doolittle Library is currently operating with limited hours:

Monday-Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 1pm-5pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am-2pm
Sunday:Closed


Many walking tours are FREE for SCHS members! To register as a member just email office@schenectadyhistorical.org.

Secret Stockade Saturdays
Saturdays: August 3, Sept 7, and Oct 5 at 10:00 am • $20

The Stockade and its secrets come to life on this behind-the-scenes journey through the neighborhood. Join us for a morning of mysteries as our guides lead 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.

African American History Tour
July 17 at 6pm @ 32 Washington • $10, free for members

Schenectady’s black heritage is rich and storied — especially in the Stockade. Join us for a walking tour as we explore the people and places that make Schenectady’s black heritage so vibrant.  From the Underground Railroad to the Great Migration and the Civil Rights movement, African Americans have created a proud and tangible legacy in Schenectady County’s history! recounts the unique struggles faced by African Americans in our city.

State and Jay Street Tour
July 18 at 6pm @ 422 Liberty Street • $10, free for members

Downtown Schenectady is alive with a brand new energy! You may know the awesome restaurants and storefronts that make these streets unique but do you know the history? Talk a walk with us as we see how the dusty “Road to Albany” became the heart of an American city.

Footsteps of Hamilton
Saturday, August 17 at 10am @ 32 Washington Ave • $10, free for members

Hamilton is in town! No, really! Join us as we celebrate the opening of HAMILTON at Proctors with a walk through Schenectady dedicated to the travels of Alexander Hamilton, and some of his contemporaries. We’ll touch on Hamilton’s friends, lovers, and politics, and explore how the American Revolution manifested in Schenectady.

Scandalous Schenectady
Friday, August 23 and Thursday, August 29 at 6pm @ 32 Washington Ave • $10, free for members

Every city has its fair share of scandal!Scandalous Schenectady recalls some of Schenectady’s more nefarious characters. Bold bootlegging, cruel kidnappings and maybe even a few mysterious murders…this tour has it all! 


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