Giving

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

This year, we ask your help in preserving the library and archival collections.

Installed nearly 30 years ago, the archives’ current climate control system is dangerously inadequate in maintaining appropriate temperature and humidity. By installing a new, state-of-the-art climate control system, we can maintain the delicate climate balance, and prevent deterioration of the archives.

Together, we can upgrade the climate control system and preserve the archives for the future.

Together, we can increase access to our collections, physically and online.

Together, we can develop programs that introduce the library and archives’ holdings to the people of Schenectady and beyond.

Make your tax-deductible gift today!


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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!