There’s always something on at the Schenectady County Historical Society! Check back regularly for updates and newly scheduled programs!
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June 3, 2017
Black Heritage in Schenectady: A Walking Tour
June 3, 2017 –
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!
The walking tour is approximately one hour long, and begins and ends at the Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Ave, Schenectady. Join us after the tour for light refreshments and a look at current exhibitions in the Schenectady History Museum. Tickets are $8, and advance registration is suggested. You can purchase tickets at schenectadyhistorical.org/walking-tours. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-374-0263 x4.
Saturday, June 3 at 10 AM - 11 AM at the
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June 7, 2017
June 7, 2017
SECRET STOCKADE: A Historic Tour & Lunch
Discover the Stockade and its secrets on the first Wednesday of each month! Join us for a guided walking tour of the neighborhood, lunch at historic Arthur’s Market, a peek inside a private 1820s Stockade home, and a visit to the Schenectady History Museum.
Schenectady's Stockade is a national jewel, boasting the highest concentration of historic period homes in the nation. For over 300 years, Schenectadians have called the Stockade home, and the streets are alive today with the stories and legends of Schenectady's past. Join us this season on SECRET STOCKADE and explore the beauty, history, and mystery of America's oldest residential neighborhood!
Tours are scheduled for:
April 5 at 11:00 AM
Cost: Tickets are $20, and include guided tours of both the Schenectady History Museum and the Stockade, as well as lunch at Arthur's Market.
Pre-registration is required. To purchase tickets, please visit schenectadyhistorical.org/walking-tours or contact Mary Zawacki at 518-374-0263 x4 or email@example.com.
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June 15, 2017
Exhibition Opening: Four by Four
June 15, 2017
Four by Four
at the Mabee Farm
Opening reception June 15 at 7 pm
The creative vision of four artists (Deborah Angilletta, John Morrette, Tim Prendergast and Maureen Sausa) comes through in four sets of four paintings, each based off a photograph. The resulting exhibition of watercolor, oil and acrylic landscape paintings showcases each artist’s individuality in using an ordinary photograph as the point of departure for their work, changing the images and making them uniquely their ow
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June 17, 2017
The Second Stockade Scavenger Hunt
June 17, 2017 –
Whether you’re a lifelong resident of Schenectady, or just looking to explore, this scavenger hunt is the perfect opportunity to find out more about the 300+ years of history in Schenectady’s Stockade Historic District. The Stockade neighborhood is jam packed with history and participants will follow clues to learn more about the founding of Schenectady, and other topics. No worries if you joined us last year, we will have all new clues for this year’s scavenger hunt.
Participants will meet up at the Schenectady County Historical Society at 32 Washington Ave. to receive their clues and report back for a prize when they are finished. All you will need to bring is a camera to document your journey.
Registration for this event is encouraged. To register, contact Mike Maloney at 518-374-0263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is a part of the New York State Path through History Weekend.
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June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017 –
Come say hello to our furry and feathered friends! In this hands-on program, kids will learn about the many animals that helped the Mabee family to survive. Our sheep Yaya will be the star of this show and our friend Pam Bucci will teach us all about turning her wool into clothing. Kids will get a chance to try their hand at felting Yaya’s wool and make a small woolen craft to take home. Admission is $7 per child and adults are free; pre-registration required.
Tickets available at http://schenectadyhistorical.org/families/
June 25, 2017
The Big Howl
June 25, 2017 –
Our biggest, loudest Howlin’ yet! This solstice, we’re celebrating ten years of full moon music with Howlin’ favorites like Everest Rising,The Nellies, and Rusticator, plus BBQ, beer, blacksmithing, tours, and more!
With its rustic Dutch barn nestled on the Mohawk River, Mabee Farm is the perfect place for an evening of bluegrass, folk, and toe-tapping tunes!
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