The Schenectady County Historical Society is a private, not-for-profit organization with the mission to share stories, inspire dialogue, and encourage understanding of the history, people, and cultures of Schenectady County. SCHS brings to life the region's dynamic history through interactive exhibits, education programs, and community events for all audiences at the Mabee Farm Historic Site, the Grems-Doolittle Library, and the Schenectady History Museum, and Brouwer House Creative. The Grems-Doolittle Library is home to a substantial collection of books and periodicals, photographs, maps, newspaper clippings, surname, archival collections, and maps pertaining to Schenectady County history. Our library and archival collections are strong in the early colonial history of the area, mainly in the 17th and 18th centuries, and genealogical resources.
The records of the Woman’s Club of Schenectady collection consist of materials relating to the activities and daily proceedings of the Club, including yearbooks, meeting minutes, financial information, histories of the institution, and so forth.
The collection is composed of the records of Schenectady Liederkranz, a German-American singing club and social organization founded in 1871 and disbanded in 2005. Materials in the collection include meeting minutes, sheet music, membership records, financial records, newsletters, photographs, event programs, audio-visual materials, plaques and awards, and ephemera.