NYS History Month – Tuesday Talks (Tuesday, November 6, 2018 06:30 PM)

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Phone: (518) 829-7516

Michael Diana, the Education and Programs Manager for the Schenectady County Historical Society will present “The Mabee Farm: New Stories from Old Schenectady” to kick off our 2018 NYS History Month Tuesday Talks series.


Sitting above the picturesque Mohawk river, the Mabee Farm tells the story of so many generations of farmers, traders and travelers who made their lives in and around Schenectady. While many have heard the story of Jan Mabee, the founder of the farm, this presentation introduces some lesser known but equally fascinating characters whose stories were crucial to the family’s success. You’ll meet Annetje and Catrina, two Mabee matriarchs whose Mohawk and Dutch upbringing made them a force to reckon with. We’ll also explore the life of Cato, an enslaved man belonging to the Mabees and his daring attempt to find freedom. Lastly, we’ll meet Jacob whose struggled to preserve the lifestyle of his ancestors in an industrializing world.


Michael Diana grew up in Guilderland, New York and has long been fascinated with the natural and historic landscape of the Mohawk Valley. He studied history at Hamilton College and returned to Schenectady where he currently works at the Schenectady County Historical Society.


Celebrate the rich history of New York State with us during this series of talks recognizing NYS History Month.

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Phone: (518) 829-7516

Michael Diana, the Education and Programs Manager for the Schenectady County Historical Society will present “The Mabee Farm: New Stories from Old Schenectady” to kick off our 2018 NYS History Month Tuesday Talks series.


Sitting above the picturesque Mohawk river, the Mabee Farm tells the story of so many generations of farmers, traders and travelers who made their lives in and around Schenectady. While many have heard the story of Jan Mabee, the founder of the farm, this presentation introduces some lesser known but equally fascinating characters whose stories were crucial to the family’s success. You’ll meet Annetje and Catrina, two Mabee matriarchs whose Mohawk and Dutch upbringing made them a force to reckon with. We’ll also explore the life of Cato, an enslaved man belonging to the Mabees and his daring attempt to find freedom. Lastly, we’ll meet Jacob whose struggled to preserve the lifestyle of his ancestors in an industrializing world.


Michael Diana grew up in Guilderland, New York and has long been fascinated with the natural and historic landscape of the Mohawk Valley. He studied history at Hamilton College and returned to Schenectady where he currently works at the Schenectady County Historical Society.


Celebrate the rich history of New York State with us during this series of talks recognizing NYS History Month.

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