Schenectady County Historical Society has announced two new exhibitions, Back in my Day: Childhood, Play, and Schenectady, set to open Saturday, January 19th, and A Dishonorable Trade: Human Trafficking in the Dutch Atlantic World, opening on Saturday, January 26th.
Back in my Day: Childhood, Play, and Schenectady is set to open Saturday January 19th, at 2 pm at the Schenectady County Historical Society Museum & Library, 32 Washington Street.
Are play and childhood toys a reflection of larger social, cultural, and technological developments? This exhibition examines that question, focusing primarily on cultural and social influences on childhood in the 20th & 21st century. The exhibit also integrates personal childhood experiences and memories from members of the community.
A Dishonorable Trade: Human Trafficking in the Dutch Atlantic World is set to open on Saturday, January 26th, at 2 pm at Mabee Farm, 1100 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction.
A traveling exhibit curated by NYS Department of Parks and Recreation, A Dishonorable Trade examines the role that slavery played in the creation and maintenance of the Dutch trading empire, and delves into the lives and stories of the people affected by the trade. This exhibition is part of the Dishonorable Trade exhibition & lecture series, a partnership with New York State and the Underground Railroad History Project.
For more information, visit Schenectady County Historical Society’s website.