There’s always something on at the Schenectady County Historical Society! Check back regularly for updates and newly scheduled programs!
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May 3, 2017
May 3, 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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May 6, 2017
A Bonded Friendship: Moses and Eliphalet
May 6, 2017 –
Gretchel Hathaway will be presenting on her recently published book, A Bonded Friendship: Moses and Eliphalet. This book tells the story of how two people, an escaped slave and a college president, become close friends in the small bustling city of Schenectady. The relationship between Moses Viney and Eliphalet Nott has been shared by many in our small community and the writing of this historical fiction brings the story to life for a broader audience. Told mainly in first person, the story enfolds of Moses' escape from slavery and the difficulty encountered by Eliphalet to assist Moses in attaining his freedom. The view of the situation from their wives’ perspective and the love stories that evolve will open your eyes to the life and times of these characters living on a college campus in the 1850's.
Gretchel Hathaway, Ph.D. currently serves as the Dean of Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Officer at Union College (NY). Dr. Hathaway enjoys writing poetry and has recently published a historical fiction book titled ‘A Bonded Friendship: Moses and Eliphalet’ which is based on the true story of the relationship between an escaped slave and a college president set in the 1850’s.
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May 13, 2017
Women on Wheels
May 13, 2017 –
When women and girls first rode bicycles in large numbers in the 1890s, they celebrated their new freedom to move around in the world. Susan B. Anthony said she stood and rejoiced, “every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.” She thought bicycling had “done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.” Is it surprising that conservatives panicked at visions of women riding alone, with other women, or with unsuitable men, and campaigned to stop them?
Bicycling women wanted to keep their new mobility, and there were plenty of arguments back and forth. Some claimed that women would damage themselves by acquiring a “bicycle face,” or would get sexual pleasure from bicycling — and thus ruin their reproductive capacities. Although this seems like something that happened long ago, women, especially, are often still discouraged from physical activity and mobility in the US and in other countries. How did that happen? Could bicycling again offer freedom to all?
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May 19, 2017
Walking Tour: Architecture on Union Street
May 19, 2017 –
Architecture on Union Street Walking Tour
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