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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

Virtual Talk: “Taverns in Upstate New York”

Using research from over 500 primary accounts of patrons of  upstate inns and taverns, Gerald Baum will dig into the valuable contribution the inn made to the development of upstate New York. He will also discuss what a 19th century patron might have experienced staying the night at a roadside inn.


Mabee Maple Day

In this family-friendly program, you’ll learn the process of making maple syrup, from colonial techniques to later innovations.

$5.00 – $10.00

“Finding Women’s Voices in the Archives” with Jane Wilcox

Women from the 17th-20th centuries are challenging to uncover, but we may hear their voices in the documents that recorded their lives. With many examples from the speaker’s own New England, New York and Wisconsin family history, learn where to look for womenfolk in letters, diaries and journals, newspapers and various court records.

Free – $10.00