The Schenectady County Historical Society has announced Genealogy 201: Military and Court Records, a six week course with Certified Genealogist Judith Herbert, set for Wednesdays, Aug 28 to Oct 9 at 6:30 pm, at Mabee Farm, 1100 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction. [Read more…] about Military and Court Records Genealogy Course in Schenectady
The Jeanne Robert Foster papers are available at The Adirondack Research Library of Union College. Jeanne Robert Foster (1879-1970), born Julia Elizabeth Oliver in the Adirondacks, had numerous vocations during her lifetime: fashion model, literary editor, poet, and social worker. During the 1920s, she became immersed in European literary and artistic circles, including a friendship with Irish poet William Butler Yeats.
The 1920s also saw her involvement in the Czech Nationalist Movement. The second half of her life was focused on social work in Schenectady, New York, culminating in an award from the Mayor of the city. In 1970, she was given an honorary degree from Union College and died shortly after. She is buried beside John Butler Yeats, father of William Butler Yeats, in Chestertown, Warren County. [Read more…] about Featured Records: The Jeanne Robert Foster Papers
The Schenectady County Historical Society has announced a number of guided walking tours set in Schenectady County, beginning Saturday, June 22nd. [Read more…] about Schenectady Co Historical Plans Walking Tours
The Schenectady County Historical Society has announced Kayak Through History guided paddling tours of Schenectady along the Mohawk River.
A Schenectady County Historical Society guide will lead paddlers upstream from The Waters Edge Lighthouse and back, passing under railroad bridges and around wild islands, discussing the history of the river and its surroundings. Tours may also feature a guest expert in invasive species, birds, and river ecology. [Read more…] about Mohawk River Schenectady History Kayak Tours
On The Historians Podcast with Bob Cudmore, Warren Garling tells how his career as a radio disc jockey began at a young age in his memoir, I’ll Have to Ask My Mom: A Radio Journey Using the on-air name Chris Warren, Garling is still heard on Capital District radio today. [Read more…] about It All Began at a Small Radio Station in Schenectady
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
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 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
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 Dutch Settlers Society’s annual meeting has been set for June 23 at the Brouwer House 14 North Church Street in Schenectady’s Stockade District. [Read more…] about Dutch Settlers Society Annual Meeting June 23rd