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Bus Daytrip: NY State Dutch History

2020-04-16 Mabee Farm
2020-04-16 Crailo 2
September 16, 2021

The Historical Society of Rockland County Invites You to Join Us on a Daytrip to Explore

Dutch Colonial History
in New York State
   

When: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Where: Leaves the Historical Society of Rockland County parking lot at 20 Zukor Road, New City, at 7:45 am and returns to  the HSRC at 6:15 PM (rain or shine)
Price:  HSRC Members, $119 per person; Non-members, $129 per person (Includes all admissions, tour fees and tips, and a delicious lunch)

Join us on a journey to Schenectady and Rensselaer to explore key sites in New York State’s Colonial Dutch history.

Our first stop will be the Mabee Farm Historic Site, the oldest farm in NY State’s Mohawk Valley. Originally a fur trading post in the 1600s, it became the home of the settlers Jan and Annetje Mabee in 1705, when Schenectady was America’s frontier. The farm stayed in family hands until 2005, when it was acquired by the Schenectady County Historical Society. After a guided tour, we will head to Schenectady’s historic Stockade District for lunch at a local eatery.

After lunch, we’ll travel south to Crailo ("Crows' Wood" in Dutch), once a part of the vast landholding called the Manor, or Patroonship, of Rensselaerswyck. This NY State Historic Site tells the story of the early Dutch inhabitants of the upper Hudson Valley through exhibits highlighting archeological finds from the Albany Fort Orange excavations, special programs, and guided tours of the museum.

TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT, CLICK ON THE EVENTBRITE LOGO:


OR DOWNLOAD AND FILL OUT THE PDF FORM BELOW AND RETURN IT, WITH PAYMENT, BY SEPTEMBER 9, 2021, TO:

The Historical Society of Rockland County
20 Zukor Road
New City, NY 10956

Reservations can also be made using a credit card by calling the Historical Society of Rockland County at (845) 634-9629.

Note: This bus trip will visit two sites owned and operated by the New York State Parks Department. Due to the hazards posed by new and emerging strains of the virus, ALL participants will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative COVID test result before boarding the motor coach.  

Cancellation Policy: Please note that refunds will be given only if space can be filled by another guest prior to trip. A waiting list will be compiled, and available spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Only those with who have made full payment can be accommodated. The trip fee will be fully refunded, however, for anyone unable to board the bus for reasons related to COVID-19.  



Downloads
2021 Dutch History Bus Trip Registration PDF

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