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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

Earth Night 2023

Earth Night is an evening celebration of sustainability and living in harmony with the planet. Gather together with friends and neighbors as we present down-to-earth music, art, and workshops that honor Mother Earth and our natural surroundings. The fun starts at 4pm, and we’ll be on site until 8, finishing the evening with a campfire and stories from the Earth. 


Barn Raising Workshop

Building a barn is one of the biggest jobs on a colonial farm. In this workshop, kids will have to roll up their sleeves and work together to build a giant model of our Dutch Barn. We’ll learn period woodworking techniques, basic timber framing, and timeless teamwork skills.

Free – $10.00