The Schenectady County Historical Society shares stories, inspires dialogue, and encourages understanding of the history, people, and cultures of Schenectady County.
Join us for the opening reception of "The Folk and Their Art," featuring guest speaker John Scherer!
Explore the AMNH's dinosaurs, planetarium, giant whale, Hall of Biodiversity, fossils, gems, and striking animal dioramas!
Schneider will discuss the 1826 New York State Travel Journal of Alexander Stewart Scott, a young Canadian man who visited Schenectady twice on his steamboat journey across New York State.
“The Woodland Period in Eastern New York: The Archaeology of a Changing Landscape” with State Archaeologist Christina Rieth
NYS Archaeologist Christina Rieth will discuss NY's Woodland Period (c. 1000 BC - 1500 AD), its archaeology, and an ongoing excavation at the Pethick Site in Schoharie.
We own and operate three historic sites in Schenectady County – home to exhibitions, events, and programs.
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Your membership grants you exclusive benefits while also supporting local history. We recently introduced new benefits to members - we hope you'll take advantage of these new perks by becoming a member of the Schenectady County Historical Society!Learn More