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Workshop: Felting with Mabee Farm Wool

In this beginner workshop, we’ll make an adorable felted sheep with wool from our own Mabee Farm critters. This hand-made craft is the perfect gift or home ornament.


Where did all the Slaves Go? with Michael Douma

In Dutch New York, slavery died an agonizingly slow death. Douma's book will be the first cultural, demographic, and economic history of slavery in Dutch New York.


Workshop: Basket Weaving

Learn the historic craft of basket weaving with Doreen Smith, proprietor of WOVEN. In this full day workshop, we'll weave a beautiful, highly functional tote with a leather strap


Spring Flowers Paint pARTy

Instructor Karen Anthony of Karen’s Paint pARTies will teach us to paint Spring flowers.


Edison, Westinghouse, Schenectady with George Wise

It’s 1886 and the competition to electrify the US is on! Join George Wise, historian and author, to take a closer look at this important moment in technology and American history.

Malt ‘n Moonshine at the Mabee Inn

We’ll warm up the Mabee Inn and show you how colonial peoples crafted the beers and spirits that sustained their society. A simple malt beer and some classic Mohawk valley moonshine are on the menu!


Walking Tour: Stockade Sacred Spaces

Schenectady has long been home to peoples of many faiths. The various churches of the Schenectady Stockade stand out for their beauty and storied history. In this tour, we’ll explore these spaces and hear their stories from the people who keep them sacred today.

Free – $13.00