Programs

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Programs

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Secret Stockade Saturdays
Saturdays: June 1, July 6, August 3, Sept 7, and Oct 5 at 10:00 am • $20, tour meets at SCHS

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.


Secret Stockade Saturdays
Saturdays: June 1, July 6, August 3, Sept 7, and Oct 5 at 10:00 am • $20, tour meets at SCHS

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.

Kayak Through History
Thursday, June 6 at 6pm
Saturday, June 8 at 10am
Thursday, June 13 at 6pm
Saturday, June 15 at 10am
Wednesday, July 10 at 6pm
Wednesday, August 7 at 6pm
Saturday, September 28 at 10am

Explore Schenectady from a different vantage point: the Mohawk River! Starting out from the Water’s Edge Lighthouse dock, we’ll paddle our way upstream to the Glen Sanders Mansion and back, passing under railroad bridges and around wild islands. The paddling will be done by you. The learning will come from an SCHS guide, who will discuss about the history of the river and its surroundings. The kayaks and paddling expertise will come from Down by the River Kayak Rentals. Tours may also feature a guest expert in invasive species, birds, and river ecology. $12, BYOK, or kayak rental included in the price!

Taste of Little Italy Tour
Saturday June 22 and Wednesday July 10, 2pm @Municipal Lot on Warren Street • $15

Che Bello! Come explore Schenectady’s Little Italy
in the best way possible- through its foods! We’ll be visiting some of the best
restaurants around and see how history brought these unique flavors to our town. The sights, the smells, the tastes… mamma mia!


African American History Tour
June 29 10am and July 17 at 6pm @ 32 Washington • $10

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
June 20 and July 18 at 6pm @ 422 Liberty Street • $10

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

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

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!


Schenectady Suds: Historic Beer Tour of the Stockade
Wednesdays, September 18 and 25 at 6pm @ 32 Washington Ave
• $15, includes a pint at the Van Dyck. 21+ please!

Take a walk along what was once known as “Brewer’s Street,” looking at local history through the lens of a beer glass. This walking tour of the Historic Stockade District will examine the history of brewing and its impact on our history, from the Colonial era to today’s craft brew revival.

The walking tour is approximately one hour long, begins at the SCHS, and concludes with a pint and tour with the brewers at Mad Jack Brewing Company / Van Dyck (pint included in the price!) Join us before the tour for a look at current exhibitions in the Schenectady History Museum.