For Families

Hands-on activities make learning fun at SCHS! We’re proud to offer a selection of interactive programs for families with children of all ages. Check out everything we have to offer!


Join us for our monthly family programs as we explore a different aspect of local history and culture. Tickets can be purchased below. For more info, please contact or (518) 887-5073.

Schenectady and the Great Migration
Wednesday, 3/15 @ 32 Washington (1:30-3:00) & Saturday, 3/18 @ 32 Washington (10:30-12:00)
In the first half of the 20th Century, 1.6 million African-Americans moved from the South up to cities like Schenectady in search of a better life. Take a guided walking tour through Schenectady’s historic Stockade District before exploring primary source documents from the Schenectady County Historical Society’s collection to gain a better understanding of what life was like for a new resident of Schenectady.

WWI & Schenectady
Wednesday, 4/19 @ 32 Washington (1:30-3:00) & Saturday, 4/22 @ 32 Washington (10:30-12:00)
The First World War had a profound impact on Schenectady County citizens and the nation as a whole. Come learn about the lives of several of the men, women, and children who lived through the Great War, and imagine what your life might have been like living in Schenectady during the build-up to the war.

Sow Some Seeds
Wednesday, 5/17 @ Mabee Farm (1:30-3:00) & Saturday, 5/20 @ Mabee Farm (10:30-12:00)
As spring finally arrives, join us at the Mabee Farm Historic Site to help plant the gardens and fields. From apples to zucchini, the families that called the site home ate crops that they planted and harvested. Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty!

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School is out, but the Museum and Mabee Farm are open for School Break Programs! Join us for hands-on kids’ workshops, and head back to school with new skills! To register, please contact Schenectady County Historical Society Winter Break programs are open to all students grades 2nd and up. Parents and chaperones are asked to stay with their student through the duration of the program.



American Girl Doll TeasJoin us as we learn about history through the eyes of a character from the American Girl series! At our American Girl Teas we discuss culture from the past, make crafts, and enjoy tea and goodies. For more information on upcoming American Girl Doll Teas, please email


An American Girl Tea with Rebecca Rubin
February 24th & 25th 2:00pm @ SCHS
**Both Rebecca Rubin teas are sold out


An American Girl Tea with Molly McIntire
April 20th & 21st 2:00pm @ SCHS
Join us for an American Girl Tea with Molly McIntire! We’ll step back in time to explore the homefront during both World Wars while enjoying tea and goodies and making a Victory Garden craft. All dolls are welcome!

Cost: $8.00 each for adults and children

Advance registration required. Sign up below!

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