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Virtual Talk: “Taverns in Upstate New York”

Using research from over 500 primary accounts of patrons of  upstate inns and taverns, Gerald Baum will dig into the valuable contribution the inn made to the development of upstate New York. He will also discuss what a 19th century patron might have experienced staying the night at a roadside inn.

Mabee Maple Day

In this family-friendly program, you’ll learn the process of making maple syrup, from colonial techniques to later innovations.

Get Tickets $5.00 – $10.00

“Finding Women’s Voices in the Archives” with Jane Wilcox

Women from the 17th-20th centuries are challenging to uncover, but we may hear their voices in the documents that recorded their lives. With many examples from the speaker’s own New England, New York and Wisconsin family history, learn where to look for womenfolk in letters, diaries and journals, newspapers and various court records.

Get Tickets Free – $10.00

Mainstream Radicalism: Labor Organizing in Schenectady 1886-1906

Historian Catherine Haag's 2023 dissertation explores the confluence of Schenectady's Socialist history,  local workers’ adoption of direct labor action practices at the point of production, and the commitment of local labor leaders to industrial unionism to reveal how radicalism became mainstream among Schenectady’s workers.