The inaugural Schenectady County History Faire will be held Saturday, April 22, from noon to 4 p.m. at Robb Alley inside Proctors.
A number of local authors will be selling their books on Schenectady history, while the event will also include a display on the upcoming unveiling of the George Westinghouse Statue, scheduled for later in the spring.
The event is being held to help commemorate the upcoming America250 celebration marking the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution. This year also marks the 225 anniversary of Schenectady becoming incorporated as a city, and the 150th birthday of former Schenectady mayor George R. Lunn.
The historic postcard collection of Schenectady County native Julie Furbeck will also be on display, as will temporary exhibits from the Schenectady County Historical Society, MiSci, Empire State Aerosciences, the ALCO Historical and Technical Society, The Daily Gazette, the Schenectada Chapter of the DAR, and UNY-Schenectady Community Archeology Program.
For more information contact Schenectady County Historian at 518 649-3827.
The Schenectady County History Faire
Saturday, April 22, from noon to 4 p.m. at Robb Alley in Proctors.
Admission is free.
Here is the lineup of local authors.
Bill Buell, former Daily Gazette reporter, Schenectady County historian and the author of “George Lunn: The 1912 Socialist Victory in Schenectady,” and “Historic Schenectady County: A Bicentennial History.”
Chris Leonard, City of Schenectady historian and the author of “Schenectady’s General Electric Realty Plot,” and series editor of “Schenectady Genesis: How a Dutch Colonial Village Became an American City, Volumes I and II.”
Don Ackerman, former Schenectady County legislator and author of “Who Runs This Town: A Political History of Schenectady and Its Governments.”
Michael Davi, retired General Electric engineer and author of “PrivileGEd: Experiences From My Unusual 40-Year Career with One of America’s Most Iconic Companies.”
Dr. James Strosberg, former Chief of Medicine at Ellis Hospital, and Martin Strossberg, professor emeritus at Union College, co-authors of “Schenectady’s Battle Against Contagious Disease.”
Jon Sorenson, former journalist and author of “My Mommie was a Commie.”
John Gearing, local attorney and author of “Schenectady Genesis: How a Dutch Village Became an American City: Volume II.”
Randall S. Beach, a local attorney and the great-great grandson of W.H.H. Murray, he is the author of “A Passionate Life: W.H.H. Murray, from Preacher to Progressive,” and editor of “The Best of the Adirondack Tales of W.H.H. Murray.
Neil Yetwin, retired Schenectady history teacher and author of “To My Son. The Life and War Remembrances of Captain Mordecai Myers, 13th U.S. Infantry, 1812-1815.”
Julia Kirk Blackwelder, History Professor Emerita at Texas A&M and author of “Electric City: General Electric in Schenectady” and other works.