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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.


Christ Church Duanesburg Restoration Project

Rev. Alistair Morrison, current rector, and Steve Schrade, church historian, will share details of the church’s history and the historic preservation work currently underway.

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