Giving

We rely on your generosity to sustain our history and preservation work. Gifts of all amounts are welcome, appreciated, and needed.


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With hope, the Schenectady County Historical Society looks to 2021. Though challenged by the pandemic, we responded to the crisis with innovative practices that will take us into the future, including new virtual programming and socially-distant outdoor activities. And as we look ahead, we know that whether digitally or in-person, we’ll be here for you. We are committed to our mission, to our members, and to local history.

This year, your support is more important than ever. Your gift this year is a vote for local history.  Your generosity and passion for our work make us confident for the Historical Society’s future, and will allow us to present stronger than ever programs. Though life is unpredictable right now, as historians we know that things are ever-changing. And, with your support, we’ll adapt to whatever changes 2021 brings, making sure our mission is met. 

From the bottom of my heart, and on behalf of everyone at SCHS: THANK YOU, and stay safe!

– Mary Zawacki, Executive Director


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Planned Giving

Interested in planned giving, monthly giving, or remembering the Schenectady County Historical Society in your will? Want to make an even bigger impact and increase your donation with a company match? SCHS works with employers like General Electric, IBM, and Bank of America to match employee gifts. Contact Mary Treanor at 518-374-0263×5 to learn more!

Thank you! Your gift supports preservation projects, research, and a vibrant slate of programs that connect people to the history of Schenectady. With your contribution, we can continue to create a life-long love of history for all in Schenectady County.