Schenectady's home for history


“…it is the duty of every good citizen to use all the opportunities, which occur to him, for preserving documents relating to the history of our country.”

– Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Hugh Paul Taylor, 4 Oct. 1823


Our Sites

We own and operate three historic sites in Schenectady County – home to exhibitions, events, and programs.

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Brick House Benefit Concert with Lost Radio Rounders

Longtime veterans of making music at Mabee Farm Historic Site, Lost Radio Rounders is offering its talent to funds and awareness for the property’s landmark Brick House through an evening of live music. The Brick House dates to 1767 and is currently the focus of a $76,000 stabilization and restoration project.

Kayak Through History: Waterford

For centuries, local history has revolved around the mighty Mohawk River. Discover it with us from the seat of a kayak!

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Join us as a Lockkeeper, our monthly donor program, and enjoy some sweet benefits! Lockkeepers who choose to give at least $10 per month to SCHS will be granted a one-time $10 gift card to Villa Italia, as well as an ongoing 10% discount on future in-store purchases through the end of 2024. History never tasted so good!

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