The Schenectady County Historical Society has announced a number of walking tours set to begin in May. Popular tours like “Scandalous Schenectady” and “Schenectady Suds” will return this summer, along with new tours that explore hot spots like Little Italy, State and Jay Streets, and downtown Scotia. [Read more…] about New Season of Walking Tours Celebrates Schenectady
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This week on The Historians podcast, curator Susanna Fout discusses the Schenectady County Historical Society exhibit: Back in My Day: Childhood, Play, and Schenectady. The exhibit at 32 Washington Avenue focuses primarily on cultural and social influences on childhood in the 20th and 21st century. [Read more…] about Back in the Day: Childhood, Play and Schenectady
The Schenectady County Historical Society has announced “A Dishonorable Trade: Human Trafficking in the Dutch Atlantic World,” a traveling exhibition opening to the public on Saturday, January 26 at 2 pm at the Mabee Farm Historic Site. [Read more…] about Lecture Series, Exhibition on Enslaved Peoples at Mabee Farm
The Schenectady County Historical Society has announced that Back in My Day: Childhood, Play, and Schenectady, an exhibition examining play and childhood in the 20th and 21st Centuries, is set to open on January 19th with an opening reception at 2 pm. The exhibit will run through November 16, 2019.
Susanna Fout, the SCHS Curator, was inspired to create the exhibit while examining SCHS’s many toys, dolls, and other childhood artifacts. [Read more…] about Childhood, Play, and Schenectady Exhibit Opening
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. [Read more…] about New Major Exhibitions Opening In Schenectady in January
The Schenectady County Historical Society has announced their Fall Lecture Series.
Scheduled lectures include: [Read more…] about Schenectady Historical’s Fall Lecture Series Set
This summer, the Schenectady County Historical Society is set to present Rowing the River and Kayak Through History: two series of hands-on boat programs that enable participants to see and learn about the Mohawk River in person. Whether through the wooden oars of reproduction bateaux, or through sleek, modern kayak paddles, visitors can experience everything the Mohawk River has to offer.
Attendees will navigate through forested islands and narrow inlets and learn about the earliest Schenectady history to the most modern riverside developments. [Read more…] about History Tours: Mohawk River From The Water
The Schenectady County Historical Society (SCHS) is seeking public input on what makes a modern historical organization thrive.
The SCHS, working through a grant with Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York, has scheduled three round-table discussions on the future of the organization.
Key questions include how SCHS can be more inclusive, how SCHS can better serve the community, and how history is being made in Schenectady today. [Read more…] about Schenectady Co Historical Seeks Input On Future
2017 marks the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York State, and this fall, Humanities New York is exploring the subject with a reading and discussion group.
Union College Professor Andrea Foroughi will leads the group through six evenings of book discussion. The book selections include history, biography, and fiction, and provide a window into this chapter of American social progress and a springboard into ongoing discussions of women’s history. [Read more…] about Schenectady Votes For Women Reading & Discussion Group
The Schenectady County Historical Society will host Genealogist Lisa Dougherty who will present Understanding Your Ancestry DNA Test, on Saturday, October 7th at 10 am.
Professional genealogist Lisa Dougherty will lead the informative session that will guide participants through the fundamentals of DNA tests. Topics covered will include DNA basics, interpreting ethnicity estimates, dealing with all those cousin matches, and incorporating the results into your genealogy research. [Read more…] about Schenectady: Understanding your Ancestry DNA Test