The Schenectady County Historical Society Museum, located in the Historic Stockade District, offers an in depth look at the history of Schenectady County from 1661 to present day. Using artifacts from the collection, the Museum focuses on key events and figures of Schenectady County including such things as the Schenectady Massacre, Governor Joseph Yates, the Erie Canal, and the American Locomotive Company. Visitors will be able to get a view of how Schenectady County has changed over the years, the impact the Schenectady area has had on national events, as well as the rich and diverse history that Schenectady County has to offer.
Currently on Display:
Schenectady the First 200 Years
This exhibit takes a in depth look at key events in Schenectady’s first 200 years. Topics and individuals covered include the Schenectady Massacre, Laurens Van Der Volgen, the American Revolution, and Governor Joseph Yates.
A Desirable Residence: Schenectady and the Erie Canal
This exhibit looks at the deep impact, both positive and negative, that the Erie Canal had on Schenectady.
Other objects that can be viewed include furniture from the Glen-Sanders Mansion, the Yates Dollhouse, and a large number of portraits of prominent Schenectady County residents.
Smoke Eaters: Firefighting in the City of Schenectady
Schenctady and the Civil War
Schenectady’s Medical History: featuring the collection of Dr. Spring