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This virtual program is part of our Winter Speaker Series, and will be presented on Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to all SCHS members before the program.
“Skeletons in the Cabinet: Memory and the Human Remains Attributed to the Schenectady Massacre of 1690s” with Andrew Beaupre
The Stockade’s story of the “massacre” has been venerated through first-hand accounts, ballads, memorials, and even re-enactments. While this metanarrative is ever present, the aftermath of the event remains buried under both the soil and political obfuscation. Beaupre will discuss the skeletal remains recovered in the neighborhood, many of which have been falsely attributed to the massacre, and examine the role of archaeology in collective historical memory.