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.
Where did all the Slaves Go? with Michael Douma
In Dutch New York, slavery died an agonizingly slow death. Douma's book will be the first cultural, demographic, and economic history of slavery in Dutch New York.
Workshop: Basket Weaving
Learn the historic craft of basket weaving with Doreen Smith, proprietor of WOVEN. In this full day workshop, we'll weave a beautiful, highly functional tote with a leather strap
Spring Flowers Paint pARTy
Instructor Karen Anthony of Karen’s Paint pARTies will teach us to paint Spring flowers.
Edison, Westinghouse, Schenectady with George Wise
It’s 1886 and the competition to electrify the US is on! Join George Wise, historian and author, to take a closer look at this important moment in technology and American history.
“A New Nation: Schenectady in the Early Republic” Exhibit Opening and Talk with Chris Leonard
Please join us for the opening of a new exhibit! As part of the opening reception, city historian Chris Leonard will present his recent research, "When the Frontier Moved West: Schenectady at the Turn of the 19th Century."
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