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The Town of New Scotland Historical Association preserves, protects and promotes history in the Town of New Scotland through the stewardship of material culture directly related to the town. Our purpose is to promote an appreciation of local history, heritage, and culture through research, publications and educational programs.

Events & Announcements
March 1, 2020 
Genealogy Research at the NY State Archives John Diefenderfer, of the NYS Archives, will provide an overview of the records at the State Archives that are rich genealogical sources including real property, military, census, naturalization and probate records.  He will also demonstrate the online access tools available to researcher.
April 14, 2020 7:30pm
Getting the Job Done: Construction, Builders, and Building Materials in the Upper Hudson and Mohawk Valleys, 1755-1765 The French and Indian War transformed Albany and its surrounding area including the construction of a number of large residences that followed the model of English “country seats.” Archeologist Walter Wheeler will examine construction practices, materials acquisition, and labor sources used to construct these buildings.
Town of New Scotland and Village of Voorheesville Historic Preservation Law Has been passed by both the Town and the Village! Stay tuned for a link to the Commission's webpage  Read the version of the law passed by the Town Board.
Visit our new Bender Melon Farm page where you can:
  • Download Dennis Sullivan's Charles Bender and the Bender Melon Farm: A Local History. 
  • Find out how you can help save the Bender Melon Farm property.
You can also visit the small but unique Bender Melon Farm exhibit at the New Scotland Museum