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Virtual Talk: “Slavery and the Creation of a Northern Gentry”

During the first generations of European settlement in North America, a number of interconnected Northeastern families carved out private empires. Professor Maskiell will argue that slavery was a crucial component to the rise and enduring influence of this emergent aristocracy.


A History Lost

SUNY Schenectady

This program will be presented by SCHS Historian, Michael Diana, at SUNY Schenectady in honor of Black History Month. It is free and open to the public, and will be help in room Stockade 101.

Schenectady Wine Society: February

Join your hosts, Buffy Leonard and city historian Chris Leonard on a tasting and history tour of their favorite wines for the season.


Lost Voices Tour of Mabee Farm

In this tour, we try to see the Mabee Farm as enslaved people 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.

$5.00 – $10.00

Canceled: A Schenectady Valentine

The Museum will be open late for date-night! Join us as we delve into our archives of historic love letters to tease out the passion penned on the pages. So inspired, guests will be invited to hand craft a valentine of their own. Of course, we’ll have chocolate and wine on hand to celebrate Valentine's Day  appropriately. 

$5.00 – $10.00

Virtual Talk: “Calvinists and Indians in the Northeastern Woodlands”

Stephen Staggs will discuss intercultural relations between the two groups in the 1600s: Native Americans and New Netherlanders hunting, eating, drinking, smoking, and fighting with each other, sharing their faith while traveling in canoes, and sleeping in each other’s bedrooms.


Winter Family Day at Mabee Farm

Spend the winter break with us! Today the Mabee Farm will host special winter educational activities. Baking on the hearth, colonial crafts and even a behind-the-scenes tour of our artifact collections.

Free – $10.00