Located in the historic Stockade district of Schenectady, the Schenectady County Historical Society is home to a vast collection of paintings, furniture, and artifacts reflecting Schenectady’s rich past. The museum along with the Grems-Doolittle Library, a spectacular research library, provides the only opportunity to experience the entire history of Schenectady County.  Open year round Monday – Friday 1 pm – 5 pm and Saturday 10 am – 2 pm.  Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Ave, Schenectady, NY. Tel: (518) 374-0263

Also f0llow the latest in historical society activities at www.schist.org, or on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube!



  1. Tristan Mabee said

    Growing up, I heard my parents often talk about my father’s family being involved in the second witch trials. It didn’t make sense to me until, I read this article and wondered if this was the connection. My dad was apparently of Dutch descent his surname was Mabee, which could have evolved from Maybe. His fathers name was Hubert Mabee. Could you direct me as to if, any Mabee or Maybe families were at one time located in Schenectady.

    Tristan Mabee

    • Dear Tristan,
      We have wonderful resources at our Grems-Doolittle Library for researching your family’s history. We also own the Mabee Farm Historic Site located in Rotterdam Junction that was owned by the Mabee Family from the early 18th century until the late 20th century. This home is the oldest structure in the Mohawk River Valley and has a wealth of archives and artifacts pertaining to the Mabee Farmily. Feel free to check out our website http://www.schist.org or our facebook page for contact information on either the MFHS or our library!

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