Sunday, September 16, 2012

New Netherland Institute Seminar

Mabee Farmhouse
This weekend I attended the annual seminar of the New Netherland Institute. You could not think of a more appropriate setting for such an event than a 300-year old Dutch farmhouse in the Mohawk Valley: the Mabee Farm Historic Site, a property of the Schenectady County Historical Society, and most likely the oldest house still standing in the Mohawk Valley.

The Seminar has grown over the 35 years of its existence; this year there were a total of ten speakers, who came from the Netherlands, France, and Canada, as well as from several prestigious universities in the United States. Attendees also toured the Stockade section of Schenectady and enjoyed a dinner at the Stockade Inn.

More about the Mabee House next week . . . But first, I invite you to tour New Netherland , where my ancestors lived a few hundred years ago. Click on this link to begin your trip back in time: New Netherland Virtual Tour.

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