Schenectady Heritage Foundation
Fostering Historic Preservation in Schenectady County


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Annual Preservation Awards

Outstanding contributions to historic preservation in Schenectady County are recognized with our annual Preservation Awards, celebrating National Historic Preservation month in May.

Here are a few of our past awardees:

old dutch home

Abraham Yates House, Union Street

brick building facade

MopCo Improv Theater, Jay Street

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Christ Church, Duanesburg

Candlelight Walking Tours

In October, the Foundation partners with the Schenectady County Historical Society to offer guided walking tours in the Stockade Historic District. Tales of ghosts and macabre happenings woven together with local history make these tours sell out quickly! All proceeds support the preservation of Schenectady’s history and the Foundation’s preservation grants.

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Historic Real Estate

When the time comes to sell your historic home, you’ll want to find a buyer who cares for your home like you did. Contact us about our sponsorship of advertising on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s real estate sales website,“Circa.”