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Bus Daytrip: NY State Dutch History

2020-04-16 Mabee Farm Postponed
2020-04-16 Crailo 2
April 16, 2020

THIS BUS TRIP HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO CURRENT CONCERNS OVER PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY REGARDING THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE HSRC AT (845) 634-9629 OR INFO@ROCKLANDHISTORY.ORG

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

Dutch Colonial History
in New York State
   

When: NEW DATE TBA
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 and the Historical Society’s Museum & Library, featuring the new exhibition “Handcrafted: The Folk and Their Art."

After lunch at a local venue, 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 BROWN PAPER TICKETS LOGO:


OR DOWNLOAD AND FILL OUT THE PDF FORM BELOW AND RETURN IT, WITH PAYMENT, BY APRIL 3, 2020, 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.

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.



Downloads
2020 Dutch History Bus Daytrip PDF

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