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Lost Voices Tour of Mabee Farm

Not everyone at the Mabee Farm was free to live and pass down their stories for posterity. The Farm was also home to generations of enslaved people like Sam, Bate, and Cato, whose voices have been lost to history. In this tour, we try to see the Mabee Farm as they would have known it, and to understand the painful, dehumanizing experiences of hundreds of other enslaved people in Schenectady’s history. This program is offered as part of Black History Month. Members are free. Just let us know you're coming below. Not a member? Admission is $10.  

Free – $10.00

AAHRP Family History Workshop and Community Scanning Day

SCPL Bornt Branch 948 State Street, Schenectady

Black history matters! Join members of the Schenectady African American Historical Records Project team to learn about preserving your family’s history and passing historic materials on to future generations. Archivists will be available to digitize photographs, letters, pamphlets, postcards, and other materials that speak to African American heritage in the area. Attendees will also have the opportunity to complete a survey about their items and their personal or familial experiences as members of the Black community in Schenectady. This program is free to all. For more event details, visit This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Schenectady County Legislature.