We rely on your generosity to sustain our history and preservation work. Gifts of all amounts are welcome, appreciated, and needed.

SCHS needs your help. The COVID-19 ramifications of cancelled festivals, postponed programs, and no visitation are serious.  But we remain committed as always to our membership, and to local history. So, we’ve been creating virtual exhibitions, hosting a slate of livestreams and videos, and, of course, working to preserve the three historic properties in our care.

And now I’m asking your help. If you can — that is, if your financial situation permits — please consider joining as a member, renewing your member, or making a gift. Right now, your support is more vital than ever before. The support of our community means we can continue our mission and be prepared to open our doors to visitors, researchers, families, students, and tourists as soon as we are safely able.

From the bottom of my heart, and on behalf of everyone at SCHS: THANK YOU, and stay safe!

– Mary Zawacki, Executive Director

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Interested in planned giving, monthly giving, or remembering the Schenectady County Historical Society in your will? Want to make an even bigger impact and increase your donation with a company match? SCHS works with employers like General Electric, IBM, and Bank of America to match employee gifts. Contact Mary Treanor at 518-374-0263×5 to learn more!

Thank you! Your gift supports preservation projects, research, and a vibrant slate of programs that connect people to the history of Schenectady. With your contribution, we can continue to create a life-long love of history for all in Schenectady County.