Schenectady County History Podcasts
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Schenectady County HistoryCast
The HistoryCast is a periodic series of video podcasts showcasing Schenectady County history and events.
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"Life of a Civil War Soldier"
Schenectady County Historical Society Curator Ryan Mahoney speaks with Matt George of the Capital District Civil War Round Table. Ryan and Matt discuss the 134th New York, the Army Regiment from Schenectady and Schoharie Counties (NY) that saw fighting at Gettysburg during the Civil War. They also discuss the mystery surrounding one of three young men from Schenectady who lost their lives at Gettysburg.
Matt George will be presenting his program, "Life of a Civil War Soldier", at the SCHS on Saturday, April 9 at 2:15pm. Matt will be presenting a two part program. In Part One he will be dressed in character as Private George of the 134th New York and discuss his experiences in the war. Although there was no actual Private George, every event, individual, and location discussed is historically accurate. In Part Two, Matt comes out of character and explains the nature of the weapon that he uses, the uniform, camp life, medicine and many other aspects of a soldier’s life. Objects will also be passed around for the audience to touch.Location: Schenectady County Historical Society
Contact: Ryan Mahoney
"The Art in Cartography"
Bill Buell interviews Cal Welch, map collector and exhibit contributor, about the newest exhibit at the Schenectady County Historical Society, "The Art in Cartography". This exhibit features maps, atlases, and artifacts from the Society’s collection, including its two most recently conserved objects, maps of New York State completed by Simeon Dewitt (1802) and Claude Joseph Sauthier (1779), displayed alongside other New York State, City of Schenectady, Schenectady County, and land plot maps. Using the maps from the collection of the Schenectady County Historical Society, this exhibit not only focuses on the evolution of cartography, but also the cartographers themselves, and it will take note of the artwork that many of these maps showcase.