All sites are open, and appointments are required for the Library

The Schenectady County Historical Society brings to life the region’s dynamic history through vibrant programming at our three historic sites.

Our Sites

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

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Museum and Library Closed

The Museum and Library will be closed on Saturday, September 30. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Workshop: Felt a Meadow Scene

In this class we’ll use flat needle felting techniques to create a beautifully bucolic meadow scene, using wool from our herd.


Secret Stockade

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: Wines for Fall

Join your hosts, Buffy Leonard and city historian Chris Leonard on a tasting and history tour of their favorite wines for the season.

Sold Out $30.00

Join us!

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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