“Exploring the Worlds of Everything Worthy of Observation” with Paul G. Schneider
Schneider will discuss the 1826 New York State Travel
Journal of Alexander Stewart Scott, a young Canadian man
who visited Schenectady twice on his steamboat journey
across New York State. A keen observer, the twenty-one year-old meticulously recorded his travel experiences, observations about people he encountered, impressions of
things he saw, and reactions to events he witnessed.