Iroquois Women with Dr. Maeve Kane Saturday, Feb 2 - 2pm @ Mabee Farm • Free for members or $5
Dr. Maeve Kane of UAlbany will discuss the Haudenosaunee
women of the Six Nations Iroquois, and how they shaped
their communities’ engagement with colonists, and
rejected colonialist constructions of civility and savagery.
Kane will explore Iroquois community and identity
formation, drawing on material culture, archaeology, and
history to examine indigenous women’s agency.
A Chilly Winter's Eve: How the Dutch Survived Winter Saturday, Feb 9 - 2pm @ Mabee Farm • Free for members or $5
Shelby Mattice, curator of the Bronck Museum, will look at
how the early Dutch settlers of the Hudson Valley survived
the harsh reality that is a rural upstate New York winter.
Workshop: Wool Applique
Saturday, February 16 at Mabee Farm – 12pm • $45 includes materials
Wool applique is an easy, relaxing and portable craft. Join our instructor, Paula Ross, for an intro to wool applique, penny rugs, hand dyeing and felting wool. Students will be provided with a kit for an 8×10? wool applique piece, and will learn about needle choices, basic and decorative stitches, and where to purchase and collect materials.
Register at www.schenectadyhistorical.org/programs
American Girl Tea Saturday, Feb 16 - 2pm @ 32 W • $8
Join us for an elegant tea and tasty treats! This month our
host will be Addy Walker, a brave girl born into slavery who
escapes to a new and uncertain life. Guests will make a
bracelet inspired by Addy's first novel. All dolls welcome!
Registration at www.schenectadyhistorical.org/families
Nestled on the Mohawk River, Mabee Farm is the perfect place for toe-tapping bluegrass, folk, and great beer! Join us monthly near the full moon for a night of Americana and beer from Wolf Hollow Brewing Company.
2019 Howlin' Concert Series
Wednesday, January 23: Running the River
Tuesday, February 19: Washington County Line
Friday, March 22: Rusticator
Thursday, April 18: The Nellies
Saturday, May 18: Dyer Switch
Tuesday, June 18: Peggy and the Delivery Boys
Tuesday, July 16: Washington County Line Bluegrass
Thursday, August 15: 3/4 North
Thursday, September 12: Everest Rising
Thursday, October 17: Hot Tuesday
Tuesday, November 12: Red Haired Strangers
Summer concerts take place in Mabee Farm's historic 1760s Dutch barn. Winter concerts are held in the Franchere Center at Mabee Farm. Admission is $6 and refreshments -- including beer and wine -- are available for purchase.
Schenectady Scavenge Wednesday, Feb 20 - 10am- 2pm @ 32 W • $8
Our museum has a new exhibit exploring childhood and
play in Schenectady. We’ve devised a riddling scavenger
hunt to guide kids through the artifacts. Follow the clues,
complete the hunt, and receive a prize!
Bus Trip to the Brooklyn Museum
Saturday, Feb 23 • $70
Explore the diversity of the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibitions! Housing collections from many cultures, as well as visiting exhibitions from a wide variety of geographic locations and time periods, the Brooklyn Museum creates inspiring encounters with art that expand the ways we see the world. Enjoy the Brooklyn’s Museum outstanding decorative arts displays, as well as one of the finest Egyptian collections in the world!
– 7:30 AM: Board bus at Stockade (Union St + Church St)
– 8:00 AM: Board bus at Crossgates Mall (Macy’s lot)
– 11:00 AM: Explore the museum on your own
– 5:00 PM: Depart the museum
– 8:00 PM: Arrive back at Crossgates Mall
– 8:30 PM: Arrive back at Stockade
Workshop: Delft Plates Saturday, Feb 23 - 10am @ Mabee Farm • $30
SCHS curator Suzy Fout will discuss the history of delft
ceramics, using examples from the SCHS collection.
Participants will decorate their own plates to take home.
Register at www.schenectadyhistorical.org/workshops
Slavery in the Capital Region: A Conversation on African American History with Dr. Oscar Williams Saturday, Feb 23 - 2pm @ Mabee Farm • Free for members or $5
Dr. Oscar Williams, Chair of UAlbany's Africana Studies
department, is an expert in African American history. Join
us for a conversation on the history of slavery in our region.
Part of the "A Dishonorable Trade" exhibition and lecture series.
Workshop: Basic Beading
Saturday, March 2 at Mabee Farm – 10am • $45 + materials
Learn how to make and finish a necklace, bracelet and earring set like a pro! In this five-hour workshop, taught by certified jeweler Tina Feather Souilliard of Beads Of A Feather, students will learn basic wire wrapping and beading, how to use a design board and tools, and will be introduced to design and crafting techniques. Materials will be provided in kits with a variety of choices and color schemes. Wire wrapping can take several practice attempts, and materials will be provided to ruin in this process until a nice wrap is established. Cost is $45 plus a materials fee.