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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


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.