Crafted in Schenectady: the Building of a Community

From necessity to artistry, the development of crafts in Schenectady is the story of dedication, creativity, ingenuity, and community. Consisting of countless occupations varying from amateur to the highly skilled, craftspeople have helped to give this region its character and its identity. An appreciation of how the working people of Schenectady earned a living is basic to understanding how our region was built. Join us as we examine the evolution of Schenectady’s craft economy and reveal its critical role in the development of the Mohawk Valley and the building of our community.

On display at the Schenectady Historical Museum through January 2026.

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