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New Scotland Historical Association
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 5, 2023 (2:00pm) Where a Kill is not a Murder and a Fly not a Insect – Dr. Charles Gehring, Dutch language scholar, Director of New Netherland Research Center, and New Scotland resident, will discuss the origin and meaning of Dutch family and place names prominent in the regions that were part of New Netherland
The New Scotland Museum will be open from 2:00-4:00pm on Sundays (except holidays) and 30 minutes before a program.
April 4, 2023 (7:30pm) Enterprising Waters: The History and Art of New York’s Erie Canal - Brad Utter, Senior Historian and Curator at the New York State Museum and co-author of Enterprising Waters: The History and Art of New York’s Erie Canal, will discuss the artifacts, documents, images, and artworks that illustrate the history of the Erie Canal from its inception until today. Focusing on the Capital Region, he will touch on themes of politics, engineering, commerce, and life on the canal illustrated by full color images of artifacts, documents, and images featured in the book and the exhibit on which it was based.
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
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