There’s always something on at the Schenectady County Historical Society! Check back regularly for updates and newly scheduled programs!
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September 7, 2016
September 7, 2016
Discover the Stockade and its secrets on the first Wednesday of each month with a walking tour of the Stockade Historic District, lunch at historic Arthur’s Market, a peek inside a 1820s home, and a visit to the Schenectady History Museum.
Tickets are $20.00, and are available at www.schenectadyhistorical.org/walking-tours, or by contacting Mary Zawacki at 518-374-0263 x4 or email@example.com
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September 15, 2016
September 15, 2016 –
September's full moon is known as the "Harvest Moon," and we're looking forward to reaping the benefits of a long season of great music. Join Flood Road at 7:00 before they kick it over to The Nellies in what is sure to be an evening that of toe-tapping fun.
The Schenectady County Historical Society is proud to present the Howlin' at the Moon Concert Series, this year featuring eleven concerts. Admission to each concert is $5.00, and refreshments will be available for sale.
- 2016 Howlin' at the Moon Line-up -
January 23 - Running the River & Rusticator
February 21 - The Nellies & Tophenjamin
March 25 - Everest Rising & Mark Baptiste
April 22 - Dyer Switch & Patrick Sharrow
May 22 - Washington County Line & MR Poulopoulos
June 20 - Running the River & Cosby Gibson
July 19 - Three Quarter North & 2Late
August 18 - Everest Rising & Mark Baptiste
September 15 - The Nellies & Flood Road
October 14 - Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass & The Dog House Carpenters
November 13 - Rusticator
(Musicians subject to change)
September 16, 2016
September 16, 2016 –
Join us for a night of music this election season as we celebrate the connection between music and politics. Emma's Revolution and Magpie -- with host Sonny Ochs -- will take the stage in Mabee Farm's Dutch Barn for gutsy, rocking topical songs that show just how strong the power of song truly is!
September 17, 2016
September 17, 2016 –
Herbology 101 with Barbara Neznek, Master Herbalist
Date: September 17, 2016
Time: 11 AM to 2 PM
Fee: $45 (includes materials for take-home tea/tincture)
Instructor: Barbara Neznek, Master Herbalist
As expenses for conventional medical treatments skyrocket, many people have embraced alternative forms of medicine. One of the fastest growing practices is herbalism – a return to traditional healing techniques using plants commonly found throughout North America. This class will provide beginning students with an overview of botanical families, directions for herbal preparations, and descriptions of some commonly found herbs and ailments.
Join master herbalist Barbara Neznek as she brings her 15 years of expertise in herbal healing arts to Mabee Farm. Explore the grounds with Barbara, discovering rare healing herbs, and learning how to create your own teas and tinctures from historic plants grown right here in the Mohawk Valley. You’ll leave with your own handcrafted herbal creation!
Advance registration required. Please contact Mary Zawacki at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-887-5073 to reserve your spot.
September 17, 2016
Join us as we celebrate Schenectady County’s black history. This program will have living history performances focusing on slaves who escaped the shackles of slavery and discrimination to achieve greatness. It will also include walking tours of the Stockade neighborhood focusing on the area’s black history.
Performances will include:
For more information and to register, contact Michael Maloney, Librarian/Archivist at the Schenectady County Historical Society, by phone at 518-374-0263, option 3, or by email at email@example.com. The Schenectady County Historical Society is wheelchair accessible, with off-street parking behind the building and overflow parking next door at the YWCA.
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September 21, 2016
September 21, 2016 –
Join us as we explore the mighty Mohawk River and the specially designed Bateaux boats that were used to navigate it. This special program will allow participants the chance to learn the life of a bateauxman (or one of the documented bateauxwomen!), practice the commands used while rowing oars, and even get the chance to get out onto the river.
**Boats Along the Mohawk will require families to bring a properly sized personal flotation device for each child who wishes to go out onto the boats. Our apologies, but any child without a personal flotation device will not be allowed onto the water.**
The Schenectady County Historical Society Homeschool Days are aimed at students grades 2-6. Pre-registration is required. The cost of programs is $5.00 per child,
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September 24, 2016
September 24, 2016 –
Savor the harvest with us this season as we present Mabee Farm to Fork, a celebration of local foods!
The Schenectady County Historical Society and the Electric City Food Co-op are teaming up to bring our community an evening of local food tastings and live music inside Mabee Farm’s historic Dutch Barn. We are even sourcing some ingredients from Mabee Farm’s own fields!
Proceeds from the event will support Mabee Farm Historic Site (part of the Schenectady County Historical Society) and the membership drive for the Electric City Food Co-op. More information is available atschenectadyhistorical.org/farmtofork
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September 29, 2016
September 29, 2016 –
"A Taste of Change: Hand-written Cookbooks as Documents of Social and Family History"
Cookbooks and scrapbooks tell us a lot more than just how a dish is made. What recipes are included often give us an indication of the family’s ethnicity and how that ethnicity was retained over generations through the continuation of customs and celebrations.
Using her knowledge of Dutch customs and food history, food historian Peter G. Rose will discuss examples of such recipe/scrap-books, dating as far back as the late 17th century and ranging to the 20th century that contain Dutch recipes. They show the continued identification with the forebears, but also the gradual assimilation. Photographs of pages in cookbooks as well as 17th-century paintings will illustrate the talk.
The audience is encouraged to bring old family cookbooks/recipe boxes and a discussion of the importance of saving such items is part of the program.
For more information, please contact Jenna Peterson Riley at 518-887-5073, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Mabee Farm Historic Site is wheelchair accessible, with off-street parking in front of the George E. Franchere Educational Center. Admission to this event is $5.00 or free for members of the Schenectady County Historical Society.
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October 1, 2016
October 1, 2016 –
Schenectady Socialism & Mayor George Lunn
With historian and author Bill Buell
Did you know Schenectady has a legacy of socialism? Buell will discuss how Mayor George Lunn's socialist politics affected his career, and the growing city of Schenectady in the early 1900s.
$5, free for SCHS members. This program is part of the "Vote Here! Vote Now!" series, made possible by a generous grant from the New York Council for the Humanities