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Lost Voices Tour of Mabee Farm

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.

Free – $10.00

AAHRP Family History Workshop and Community Scanning Day

SCPL Bornt Branch 948 State Street, Schenectady, NY, United States

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

A History Erased: Free Black Schenectadians of the 19th Century

We’ll screen SCHS' 2022 documentary, "A History Erased," which is based on extensive research utilizing 19th century censuses and records. The filmmaker (and our Historian and Educator), Mike Diana will then lead a discussion about how this community

Full Moon Snow Walk

Celebrate the Snow Moon with a short illuminated walk in the woods of the Woestyne.  Afterwards, we'll make a fire in the Inn's historic fireplace, and docents will share colorful stories and tall tales from our local area.

Free – $10.00

Schenectady Wine Society

We'll sample wines that are perfect for the warming days and cool nights of spring. Join your hosts, Buffy Leonard and city historian Chris Leonard on a tasting and history tour of their favorite wines for the season.


Mabee Maple Day

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


Workshop: Watercolor Collage

After learning different watercolor painting techniques, we will create a free-flowing, abstract painting.