Professor Katherine Manthorne will fill in the gaps in photographic, American, and women's history and discuss the parallels between the growth of photography and the late-19th-century women's movement.
Schenectady's home for history
The Museum will be open late for date-night! Join us as we delve into our archives of historic love letters to tease out the passion penned on the pages. So inspired, guests will be invited to hand craft a valentine of their own. Of course, we’ll have chocolate and wine on hand to celebrate Valentine's Day appropriately.
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.