There’s always something on at the Schenectady County Historical Society! Check back regularly for updates and newly scheduled programs!
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The Ballad of Schenectady and Other Local Songs
September 8, 2018 –
Join us for a lecture with Robert Wells who will use the Ballad of Schenectady and other folk songs with local connections to explore the links between those songs and American history.
Robert Wells taught Early American History at Union College from 1969 to 2013. He is the author of seven books, including Facing the "King of Terrors" (Cambridge, 2000), which explores death and American society with a focus on Schenectady, and Life Flows On in Endless Song: Folk Songs and American History.
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GE Realty Plot Tour
September 22, 2018
GE Realty Plot Tour
Tickets are $20/person, and include entry into one of the homes, plus a leisurely stop with treats on its large front porch. The tour meets at Steinmetz Memorial Park on Wendell Avenue, next to the Unitarian Church (1221 Wendell Ave.)
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September 26, 2018 –
Join us for a night of fun history, good company and great beer! We'll stroll through the Historic Stockade District, traveling from the colonial past to the craft-brew present. Includes a a complimentary pint and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Mad Jack Brewery led by the brewers themselves. These tours are always popular so reserve your spot now! Tickets $15
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Ethnicity, Alliance, Conflict: Scots-Irish Immigration Patterns and the Borderlands of Colonial New YorkEthnicity, Alliance, Conflict: Scots-Irish Immigration Patterns and the Borderlands of Colonial New York
October 6, 2018 –
Historian Terry McMaster will present on the settlement and development of western New York by Scots-Irish settlers starting in the mid-1700s. His research touches on the shifting and unstable frontier boundaries of villages such as Cherry Valley, Unadilla, and Onaquaga as well as the impact white European-Americans had on the Native American population in the Mohawk and upper Susquhanna valleys. Using maps and illustrations, this presentation will examine the migration and settlement patterns of culturally diverse peoples and the borderlands in which they lived. McMaster will also show the impact of the American Revolution on the Scots-Irish population, specifically with the Cherry Valley massacre and the devastation of the Iroquois villages of western New York.
Terry McMaster is an independent historian whose research focuses on the American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley, studying the settlement patterns, family connections and border warfare along colonial New York’s western frontier in the 18th century. Terry is especially interested in the immigration of the Scots-Irish to New England and New York, and their sizable impact on the "War of 1776."