The Schenectady County Historical Society brings to life the region’s dynamic history through vibrant programming at our three historic sites.
We own and operate three historic sites in Schenectady County – home to exhibitions, events, and programs.
Mabee Farm Historic Site
With its deep history and riverside beauty, it’s the perfect place to explore the Mohawk Valley.
Museum & Library
The Museum & Library is the perfect starting point for discovering the history of Schenectady County.
Brouwer House Creative
One of Schenectady's oldest homes, the Brouwer House is a vibrant centerpiece of Schenectady city culture.
Workshop: Paint a Folk Art Landscape with Gail Talmadge
Led by experienced artist, Gail Talmadge, you'll learn basic principles of painting from sight, with an emphasis on individual styles.
The Stockade and its secrets come to life on this behind-the-scenes journey through the neighborhood. Though a national historic district, the Stockade is alive with the sights and sounds of a vibrant, ever-changing neighborhood. Walk its storied streets, meet local characters, and learn its legends and lore as we journey across history.
Schenectady Wine Society
This time, we’ll be sampling wines that wrap our senses in everything summertime has to offer. Join your hosts, Buffy Leonard and city historian Chris Leonard on a tasting and history tour of their favorite wines for the season.
Beers, Bikes, and Barges: Schenectady
Join the Schenectady County Historical Society and the Erie Canal Museum for this 90 minute cycling tour through Schenectady looking at the city’s Erie Canal and brewing history, as you ride along the historic Mohawk River.
Walking Tour: A New Nation
In this tour, we’ll investigate how the Schenectady Stockade was transformed during the Early Republic period, looking at the buildings of the era, discussing stories, customs, and more
Did you know that Schenectady County Historical Society members receive free admission to our sites AND get free tickets to most walking tours? We're also part of the Empire State Museums Reciprocal Program, meaning our members get free admission to 30+ museums throughout NYS!Learn More