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                                                     Newsletter
                                      Historical
                                      Society


                                      Volume 51 Number 5-6                                                               May-June 2008
                                     32 Washington Avenue, Schenectady, New York 12305                                  (518) 374-0263
                                     Web site: http://www.schist.org • Editor email: rbergero@nycap.rr.com         FAX: (518) 688-2825
                                     Librarian email: librarian@schist.org • Curator email: curator@schist.org




                                                                                                     Photo: Pat Barrot
                                 The Mabee House - A Witness to History
                                                      by Frank Taormina
     For nearly 300 years 12 successive generations of the           of Sir William Johnson long before he assumed the identity
Mabee family resided in this house, built by the first genera-       of being anyone but Admiral Peter Warren’s nephew, who
tion of the family to live here shortly before or after 1700,        took over, in 1746, from the Livingstons the arduous task of
working, creating the wherewithal to nurture and sustain             moving those endless bateaux full of supplies westward to
themselves; and enjoying the gifts or experiencing the pain          Oswego. As the middle of the 18th century approached,
a whimsical Mother Nature chose (and still chooses!) to be-          the conflict they had not experienced since the days of King
stow.                                                                William and Queen Anne began again. Which of the Ma-
    Borne up by the wings of imagination and sustained by            bees will tell us of the day they first heard of the terrible
the dusty records of history, can we picture in our mind’s           events across the river, the massacre at Beukendaal? And of
eye a series of conversations with successive occupants in           the use of Jan Mabee’s barn on Church Street to house the
which they recall what they heard and saw as they paused             bodies of the twenty-four men killed on that sad occasion?
from their labors to watch the persons appearing, pausing               Will it be a clamorous conversation with many members
briefly to exchange a greeting, then passing on.                     of the family wanting to tell us their memories of the troops
     Who was it who saw that first German Palatine bear-             led by Colonel John Bradstreet on their way to Oswego and
ing his (or her!) bushel of grain on the way to the mill in          returning? How many will want to share their experience of
Schenectady? How many of our interviewees could recall               seeing the Army led by Sir Geoffrey Amherst on its way to
for us the passage of Native Americans from Fort Hunter, or          Lake Ontario and eventually to Montreal?
Canajoharie on their way east or returning on the westward
trek home? Surely there will be among them recollections                                                          Continued on page 5
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        BOARD OF
         TRUSTEES                                    Letter from the President
      Edwin d. REilly, JR.                             One of the most precious books in our Grems-Doolittle Library
          President                                    is a 420-page genealogy of the prolific Schermerhorn family
       MERRitt GlEnnon                                 compiled by Richard Schermerhorn Jr. and published in New
        Vice President
                                                       York City in 1914. Its relevance to the present is that the Soci-
       RichaRd clowE                                   ety has now acquired its third major parcel of real property, a
          treasurer
                                                       large historic home on 2.3 acres at 71-73 Schermerhorn Road
       cynthia SEacoRd                                 in Rotterdam. The home, which was built in 1887 by Simon J.
          secretary                                    Schermerhorn (1827-1901) comes to us through the generos-
                                                       ity of Marjorie L. Schmid of that town. The much earlier Sy-
      StEphaniE albERS                                 mon Schermerhorn (1658-1696) known to all Schenectadians
         ann aRonSon                                   was, of course the intrepid soul of the famous ride of 1690 to
        Ruth bERGERon         warn Fort Orange (Albany) that French and Indians had ransacked our Stockade and were
        EaRl bRinkMan
                              headed their way.
      annE coGGEShall
           JiM EiGnoR
       phillip FalconER
        FRank GilMoRE
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          caRol lEwiS
         MaRy liEbERS
           kiM MabEE
        ElSiE MaddauS         \
        iRMa MaStREan
     VauGhn louiSE nEVin
         haRRy StEVEn
       RobERt SulliVan
       FRank taoRMina
      Sally Van Schaick
                                             1887                                             1997
            STAFF
                .
     kathERinE p chanSky      Once, the adjacent Teller-Schermerhorn cemetery with its 18th century graves was part of
           Librarian
                              this parcel, and we are exploring with the Town of Rotterdam the strong possibility that it
       kathRyn wEllER         will be deeded back, along with another larger parcel of over an acre. Then, the plan is to
           curator
                              form a historic district that includes the Simon Schermerhorn house and a cluster of nearby
          pat baRRot
    Mabee FarM site Manager   homes that are even older than Simon’s.
         patty SoulES
        oFFice Manager        After climatization, the new home and some of the outbuildings could provide some badly
                              needed storage for the overflow of artifacts from our Mabee Farm and our downtown mu-
    NEwSlETTER EDiTORS:       seum, and when renovated and furnished in the grand Victorian manner will some day be
       ann aRonSon            opened to the public on a limited basis. That might be years away, however; our current
      Ruth bERGERon
                              priorities for fund raising are those for the Franchere Education Center at the Mabee Farm
           HOURS              and for enhancing the environmental climate of our headquarters museum.

        MUSEUM                It is my hope that members and other readers who have Victorian era antiques and furni-
       & Library              ture would like to see them given a home of the same provenance. Grand piano, anyone?
      Monday-FRiday 9-5       Volunteers who would like to advise as to what the interior should look like? Take a look,
       SatuRday 10-2          here and on the back page, at what this grand old house looked like in 1887 and 1997 and
                              what it looks like today. Needs work, but it will be a labor of love.
       MABEE FARM
        opEn May 1St                                                                                        -Ed
       FoR thE SEaSon


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NEW TRUSTEES:            Photo on page 11

Ruth E. Bergeron, an editor of the SCHS newsletter, holds the B.A. and M. Sc. in biology from Brown
University and paralegal certification from the College of Saint Rose and the Center for Advanced Paralegal
Studies in Philadelphia. She has been a research assistant at Cornell, a science teacher at Linton High School,
deputy city clerk for the city of Schenectady and a real property paralegal in that city’s law department, a board
member of the Annie Schaffer Senior Services Center, a trustee and volunteer office manager of the Vale
Cemetery Association. Currently, she is a board member and secretary of the Schenectady Heritage Foundation,
a board member for Schaffer Heights (senior housing) and a member of the Schenectady Board of Assessment
Review. She is the mother of 3 sons: Marc, Paul and Andre who are scattered from New England to Minnesota.
Ruth lives in the Stockade, a few steps from Society headquarters.

Phillip D. Falconer is a consulting meteorologist and owner of the Falconer Weather Information Service,
LLC in Scotia, New York. He has been actively involved in the field of meteorology since 1975, having worked
in the federal government and at the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center at SUNY Albany before
establishing a private sector meteorological consulting practice in 1980. As a consultant, he has provided
forensic meteorological services to the legal profession and insurance industry, and has provided university-
level meteorology instruction at several colleges. Mr. Falconer is both a Certified Consulting Meteorologist and
a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, and is member, past President, and current Treasurer of the
National Council of Industrial Meteorologists. He is a volunteer at the Schenectady County Historical Society,
serves on the Science Advisory Board of the Schenectady Museum, and is a member of the Greater Consistory
of the First Reformed Church of Schenectady. Phil and his wife Jane live in East Glenville.

Carolina Minetto Lazzari is a long-time member of both SCHS and the Dutch Barn Preservation Society.
She holds a BS from Simmons College and a Master of Social Work from New York University. After a
successful career in social work, she entered the financial realm in 1987 and qualified as a certified financial
planner and an accredited investment fiduciary with a practice in Schenectady. In the community, she has served
as councilwoman in the Town of Rotterdam, as a Schenectady County Legislator, and as a member of the
Rotterdam Business Association and the Board of Managers of the Boys and Girls Club of Schenectady.
Carolina and her husband Lee live in Rotterdam. Their children Lillian, Luke, and Jordan have flown the nest in
which they were raised, but she and Lee are busily engaged in the ongoing restoration of their historic home and
the 18th century Dellemont–Wemple barn on their property.

SCHS LIBRARY NEWS - Recent addition to the library
Stockade Photo Album 1892
One of the library treasures re-discovered by our volunteers is the Stockade Photograph Album of 1892. Often
referred to as the “Judge Hahn” photos (over 250), this collection of small
black and white pictures of streets, house fronts, and people in the Stockade
is invaluable for the information contained in the captions for each picture.
Careful research by library volunteers indicates that Judge Hahn made a gift
of this album to the Historical Society. We believe Edward Winslow Paige
(1844 - 1918) to be the photographer because all captions are in the same
handwriting, and one caption refers to “my office at 10 Union Avenue.”
This address in 1892 showed an office for Edward Winslow Paige. He was a
son of Harriet Mumford Paige, and a cousin of Dora Mumford Jackson
whose home became the present SCHS. The photos document some houses
which are no longer standing including Dora Jackson’s earlier home on
Washington Avenue prior to the present version at 32 Washington Avenue.
The pictures show street fronts of buildings, some backyards, and views of
the Mohawk River. Street scenes in the album depict trolley cars and various
storefronts. The library staff is very grateful to volunteers Carol Lewis and
Ann Aronson for their research and production of a preservation copy now
available for study by visitors to the library.


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    SCHS – exhibits and programs                                    The Dating Game – with Kris Driessen
                                                                    The Dating Game – with Kris Driessen
    SCHS – exhibits and programs                                    Saturday – May 10
                                                                    1:30 p.m. – May 10
                                                                    SaturdayRefreshments 2:00 p.m. Program
    Exhibit – Quilts of Schenectady:                                1:30 p.m. Refreshments 2:00 p.m. Program This
    Exhibit – Quilts of Schenectady:                                    How can you tell when a quilt was made?
    A Community’s History in Textiles
    A Community’s History in Textiles                                      How help you learn the a quilt was made?
                                                                    lecture will can you tell when basics about how to
        This exhibit opens onon Saturday, May 10 and                This lecture will their you learn fabrics, colors,
        This exhibit opens        Saturday, May 10 and
    will continue for the rest of the month of May.                 date quilts by help design, the basics about
    will continue through the month of June. Hours                  how to date quilts by their design, fabrics, colors,
                                                                    construction and patterns. Learn by hands-on
    Hours for viewing the collection will be Monday –               construction and patterns. Learnare welcome to
    for viewing the collection will be Monday – Friday
    Friday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and Saturday 10:00                experience with actual textiles. You by hands-on
    1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and Saturday 10:00 a.m. –                bring items from your own collection welcome
                                                                    experience with actual textiles. You are for class
    a.m. – 2:00 p.m., excluding holidays.                           to bring items from your own collection for class
    2:00 p.m., excluding holidays.                                  discussion.
        Throughout history textiles have served both a s            discussion.
          The Society has recently completed a year-                Repair, Restore, Conserve - with Kris Driessen
    utilitarian and artistic purposes. They illustrate              Repair, Restore, Conserve - with Kris Driessen
    long inventory of its textile collection with                   Saturday – May 17
    artistic and historic elements of a culture. Quilts             Saturday – May 17
    particular emphasis on its quilt collection. They               1:30 p.m. Refreshments 2:00 p.m. Program
    form an important aspect of textile history in places           1:30 p.m. Refreshments 2:00 p.m. Program
    date primarily from the nineteenth century and are                  What do you do with a damaged quilt, and how
    as disparate as Europe, Asia and America. In their
    lovely in their variety and level of craftsmanship.
    most basic form they incorporate two layers of
                                                                        What do it. do with a quilts to quilt, and for
                                                                    do you repairyou Bring yourdamaged this lecturehow
    We hope you will find this exhibit beautiful and                do you repair it. Bring your quilts to this lecture
                                                                    suggestions and helpful information.
    fabric with a filler all held together by elaborate             for suggestions and helpful information.
    informative.                                                    Exhibit – Roses on Display - beauty of form,
    stitching. The combination provides strength,                   Exhibit – Roses on Display - beauty of form,
         Throughout history textiles have served both               color and variety - Schenectady Rose Society
    durability and warmth. Over time this has led to the            color and variety - Schenectady Rose Society
    utilitarian and artistic purposes. They also illustrate         Saturday – June 14
    production of items from the most utilitarian to                Saturday – June 14
    historic elements of a culture. Quilts form an                  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    examples of great beauty and decoration. American               10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    important aspect of textile history in places as                    This is free and open to the public as part of the
    quilts made great use of pieces of fabric combined                The exhibit is free and open to the public as part of
    to produce complex top and America. In their
    disparate asa Europe, Asia and to make maximum                  Stockade Secret Garden Tour. The Schenectady
    most basic pieces they incorporate fabric.layers of             the Stockade Secret Garden Tour. The Schenectady
    use of small form of rare or limited two                        Rose
                                                                    Rose Society (SRC) will present a selection of
                                                                             Society (SRC) will present a selection
        The S ociety has all held together by year-long
    fabric with a filler recently completed a elaborate             beautiful roses from the Rose Garden in
    stitching. of its textile collection with particular            of beautiful roses from the Rose Garden in
    inventory The combination provides strength,                    Schenectady’s Central Park. The SRC is a nonprofit
                                                                    Schenectady’s Central Park. The SRC is a nonprofit
                                                  has date
    durability and warmth. Over time thisTheyled to
    emphasis on its quilt collection.                               organization affiliated with the American Rose
    the production of the nineteenth most utilitarian to
                        items from the century and are              organization affiliated with the American Rose
    primarily from                                                  Society, a national organization, and has been
    examples of great beauty and decoration. American               Society, a national organization, and has been
    lovely in their variety and level of craftsmanship.             active in the Rose Garden restoration. Founded in
    quilts made great use of pieces of fabric combined              active in the Rose Garden restoration. Founded in
    We hope you will find this exhibit beautiful and                1958, it is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
    to produce a complex top and to make maximum                    1958, it is celebrating its 50th anniversary this
    informative.
    use of -------------------------------------------
            small pieces of rare or limited fabric.                 year.
                                                                    ---------------------------------------------------
    Revolutionary War Records at the National
    Archives - genealogy Records at the National
    Revolutionary War research - by Jean Nudd                      of the National Archives. Her columns describe
                                                                     of the National Archives. Her columns describe
    Archives –- June 28
    Saturday genealogy research - by Jean Nudd                       Federal records well as as providing advice
                                                                   Federal records asas wellproviding advice on what
    1:30 p.m. – June 28
    SaturdayRefreshments 2:00 p.m. Program                           information can be can be found genealogists
                                                                   on what informationfound in them for in them for
       Jean Refreshments 2:00 p.m. Program
    1:30 p.m.Nudd is an archivist with the National                                         These She’s a member
                                                                   genealogists and historians. are available at
                                                                     and historians.
         Jean Nudd is an archivist with the National
    Archives and Records Administration in Pittsfield,               www.rootsweb.com/~mafsocna/. She’s a Society,
                                                                   of the New England Historic Genealogical member
    Massachusetts where Administration in Pittsfield,
    Archives and Records she manages the microfilm                   of the New England Historic Society, Berkshire
                                                                   the New Hampshire HistoricalGenealogical Society,
                    well she volunteer and outreach
    Massachusettsaswhere as themanages the microfilm
    reading room                                                   Family History Association, and numerous local
                                                                     the New Hampshire Historical Society, Berkshire
    programs. Ms. well writes quarterly columns for
    reading room asNudd as the volunteer and outreach                Family and genealogical societies.
                                                                   historical History Association, and numerous local
    Archival Ms. Nudd writes quarterly columns for
    programs.Anecdotes, the publication of the Friends               historical and genealogical societies.
    Archival Anecdotes, the publication of the Friends
    A Tour of the Stockade
    A Tour of the Stockade
    Are you interested in a personally conducted Tour of the Stockade in Schenectady? Frank Taormina, a Society
    Are you interested in a personally conducted Tour of the Stockade in Schenectady? Frank Taormina, a Society
    Trustee, is volunteering to take a group or an individual on such a tour. Call the Historical Society, 374-0263 or
    Trustee, is volunteering to take a group or an individual on such a tour. Call the Historical Society, 374-0263 or
    call Frank Taormina directly, 864-5061 to schedule one at mutually convenient time.
    call Frank Taormina directly, 864-5061 to schedule one at aamutually convenient time.


    Sylvia Ryder Ebeling
    We note with sadness the passing of Sylvia Ryder Ebeling on March 26, 2008. She led a long and active life of community
    service including serving briefly as vice-president of the Society in 1975. She also served as a volunteer at the Society
    during 1974 and 1975.
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Continued from p.1

     No doubt, some of the same people, older now, will            many among them can tell us about the Durham
     want to share their memories of the Revolution – of           boats which replaced the bateaux at the end of the
     the movement of men and supplies to Fort Stanwyx,             18th century? And the night that General Philip
     of the American Army led by Benedict Arnold to                Schuyler spent at the Mabee farm while traveling to
     relieve the siege at Fort Stanwyx – “as numerous as           examine the sites of the improvements his company,
     the leaves on trees”, and later, of the news about the        The Western Inland Lock Navigation Company, was
     raids on Cobleskill, Cherry Valley, and Johnstown             going to propose. No doubt there were among the
     and the persons who wandered past this house,                 inhabitants of this house those who can share their
     bereft of home and property, seeking refuge from              recollection of the construction of the Erie Canal.
     the brutality of Tory and Indian raids. And later             And then there was that October day in 1825 when
     still, recalling the day the numberless bateaux from          the distant booming of the cannon announced that
     Schenectady that passed on the river on their way to          that same Dewitt Clinton, whom they had seen
     Canajoharie in 1779. These trips were led by General          sail by their house in 1810 to survey the route of
     James Clinton. And the next year, 1780, there were            a possible canal, had started that historic voyage
     the Native Americans, the Oneidas, driven from                which would take him and his party from Lake Erie
     their homes by Joseph Brandt; they were on their              to the Atlantic Ocean on the canal which 15 years
     way to Schenectady, and eventually to Woodlawn.               earlier had existed only in their imaginations! No
               So much to remember! Will there be among            doubt, there were, among the older members of
     them persons who recollect the passage of General             the family many who could remember not only the
     George Washington and Governor George Clinton                 canal, but may even complain now about the sound
     on their way west in 1783, when Washington,                   of the railroad and the changes which it had wrought
     perhaps without meaning to, made the remark which             in the once bucolic, undisturbed countryside.
     led to New York being called “The Empire State.”                       This house, emerging from the labor and
     With the war over, how many Mabees were there                 skill of its inhabitants using the products of the
     who would remember the Yankees – those fighters               very land we still walk on today has indeed been
     who had seen the riches of the Genesee Valley                 a “witness to history”. You and I, as we look at it,
     and western New York during their participation               experience visually the same sight which greeted all
     in the Sullivan-Clinton campaign. These Yankees               those people, including George Washington, Philip
     were going west in the Mohawk Valley leaving                  Schuyler and Dewitt Clinton, who saw it in their
     their stony New England farms for the more easily             passage as we see it in ours.
     cultivated lands of Western New York State. How




 NEW EXHIBIT - STONEWARE: crocks, jugs, and pots on the farm.
                         Opening on Saturday, May 10 at 10 a.m., “STONEWARE: Crocks, jugs, and pots on the farm” will
                         Opening on Saturday, May 10 at 10 am, “STONEWARE: Crocks, jugs, and pots on the farm” will
                         feature many items of pottery, particularly salt glazed stoneware left on the property when George
                         feature many items of pottery, particularly salt glazed stoneware left on the property when George
                         Franchere donated the Mabee Farm to the Schenectady County Historical Society in 1993. Some
                         Franchere donated the Mabee Farm to the Schenectady County Historical Society in 1993. Some
                         “makers marks” can be found on the crockery and some even indicate their purchaser’s name such
                         “makers marks” can be found on the crockery and some even indicate their purchaser’s name such
                         as a beautiful 3 gallon jug (see photo) with handle which is impressed: A.P. Peters, No. 1 Rotterdam
                         as a beautiful 3 gallon jug (see photo) with handle which is impressed: A.P. Peters, No. 1 Rotterdam
                         St., Schenectady. Beautiful stems of flowers encase the year 1874, in marvelous cobalt blue. We
                         St., Schenectady. Beautiful stems of flowers encase the year 1874, in marvelous cobalt blue. We
                         believe that upon his father’s death, Alexis P. Peters who was a retail liquor merchant turned his
                         believe that upon his father’s death, Alexis P. Peters who was a retail liquor merchant turned his
                         father’s general retail business into a liquor, wine, tobacco and cigar shop. Perhaps this jug stood in
                         father’s general retail business into a liquor, wine, tobacco and cigar shop. Perhaps this jug stood in
                         the window of his shop on the corner of State and Washington Avenues.
                         the window of his shop on the corner of State and Washington Avenues.
                         The exhibited stoneware is from various parts of New York State including Fort Edward, Troy,
                         The exhibited stoneware is from various parts of New York State including Fort Edward, Troy,
                         West Troy (Watervliet), Albany and Lyons (between Syracuse and Rochester). The exhibit is open
                         West Troy (Watervliet), Albany, and Lyons (between Syracuse and Rochester). The exhibit is open
                         from Saturday, May 10 to Saturday September 27; Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 am        p.m. the
                         from Saturday, May 10 to Saturday September 27, Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m.––44pm at at
                         the Mabee Farm on Route 5S in Rotterdam Junction.
                         Mabee Farm on Route 5S in Rotterdam Junction.



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                               Schenectady County Historical Society
                             Members as of March 31, 2007 (Fiscal Year 2006)
Life                                 Jim & Sandra Buhrmaster            David & Ann Vincent
Dr. N. Balasubramaniam               Andrew & Heather Chestnut          William & Greta Wagle
Mrs. Bette I. Bradway                Erma Ruth Chestnut                 Sam & Carol Wait
Mr. & Mrs. Merrill Brown             Mrs. Nancy Johnsen Curran          Mr. & Mrs. Francis X. Wallace
Mr. Dudley E. Chambers               John & Mary D’Anieri               Mr. & Mrs. David J. Walz
Mrs. Muriel J. DeSorbo               Mr. Albert C. Di Nicola            Mr. Greg Welsh
Mr. Werner L. Feibes                 Richard & Nancy Edmonds            Mr. George Wise
Mrs. Roland Fitzroy                  Jim and Ann. Eignor                Ralph & Pauline Wood
Mr. Frederick C. Fox Jr              Mr. Robert Felthousen              Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Yager
Mr. Robert F. Fullam                 Ms. Linda S. Flynt
Fr. George C. Gagnon                 Ms. Dianne J. Gade                 Donor
Mr. & Mrs. R. L. George              Mr. George D. Gamble               Ms. Stephanie L. Albers
Miss Dorothea F. Godfrey             Tom & Nancy Gifford                Dr. & Mrs. Harvey J. Alexander
Mr. Leon J. Goldberg                 Ms. Melanie Glennon                Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Anderson
Ms. Gladys Graubart                  Merritt & Pat Glennon              Mr. Arthur Aseltine
Mrs. John E. Hancock                 Max & Arlene Gollmer               Bill & Mary Jane Beaulieu
Mrs. Larry Hart                      Neil and Jane Golub                Ms. Grace Benson
Mrs. Wayne H. Harvey                 John & Marie Gorman                Ms. Ann Bish
Mr. & Mrs. R.T. Henke                Ms. Sherie Grignon                 Gary & Charleen Bivona
Dr. Grace Jorgensen                  Mrs. Emmeline A. Grubb             Mr. & Mrs. William W. Borthwick
Mr. George W. Juno                   Mr. Edward J. Hamman               Ms. Mary Ellen Boscia
Mr. Francis I. Karwowski             Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Hickmott      Mr. & Mrs. John F. Boyer
Fred & Catherine Kindl               Ms. Donna Nealon Hoffman           Ms. Barbara Brabetz
Mrs. T. S. Kosinski                  Mr. Malcolm D. Horton              Daniel & Patricia Bradt
Ms. Betty La Grange                  Mr. Richard J. Huether             Lou & Judy Buhrmaster
Mrs. Albert W. Lawrence              Dr. Israel S. Jacobs               Ms. Anneke Bull
Mrs. Laura Lee Linder                Mrs. Karen B. Johnson              Ms. Shirley Burgess
Mr. Douglass M. Mabee                Philip & Joy Jones                 Ms. Sandra Mabie Caldeira
Gary & Kim Mabee                     Ms. Sharon A. Jordan               Ms. Rachel Cameron
Mr. Stephen W. Mabie                 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Jurczynski       Mr. James F. Cerniglia
Mr. Edward H. Mc Elroy Jr.           Ernest & Gloria Kahn               Mr. & Mrs. Kevin T. Chamberlain
Mrs. Ernest J. Milano                Albert Kee &. Muriel Burrows       Mr. Rodgers Cheeks
Mr. Charles I. Millington            Donald & Ruth Kerr                 Ms. Anne Christman
Dr. James W. Nelson                  Mr. & Mrs. Donald W. Krauter       Mr. & Mrs. Louis F. Coffin
Mrs. John P. Papp                    Mr. Dana A. Lansing                Ms. Laura Conrad
Mr. Donald F. Putnam                 Dr. Robert & Mary Liebers          Mr. & Mrs. Whylen G. Cooper
Mr. Ronald K. Ratchford              Col. & Mrs. John A. Lighthall      Wilma & Jim Corcoran
Mr. Norman J. Rynex                  Mr. & Mrs. Richard G. Livingston   Mrs. Gladys M. Craven
Mr. Clinton W. Sager 2nd             Mrs. D. Wayne Mabie                Mrs. Jocelyn F. Creech
Mr. James D. J. Schmitt              Mr. Paul Mabie                     Ona Curran
Mr. Frederick Sistarenik             Charles & Debra McCambridge        Dr. & Mrs. Carlos A. De la Rocha
Mr. & Mrs. Joe Strange               Bernard & Barabara McEvoy          Mrs. Ruth Deagle
Mrs. Shirley Sutphen                 Mr. William H. Milton 3rd          Mr. Rudolph A. Dehn
John & Sally van Schaick             Mrs. Margaret B. Moore             Ms. Susan P. Duncan
Mr. Charles S. Van Wormer            Hugh & Vaughn Louise Nevin         Mr. & Mrs. Neil H.W. Eklund
Mr. W. Brinson Weeks Jr.             Dale Miller & Zoe Oxley            Mr. & Mrs. Morris Evans
Mr. Jay B. Wright                    Mr. & Mrs. V. Russell Patience     Paul & Jane Farrell
Ms. Frieda H. Wyman                  Mrs. Marilyn M. Pfaltz             Mrs. Renie M. Federighi
                                     Mrs. Mary E. Predel                Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Fenton
Patron                               Mrs. Charles J. Reilly             Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Ferrannini
Almy & Anne Coggeshall               Ed & Jean Reilly                   Ms. Ruth G. Fitzmorris
Ms. Analine Hicks                    Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Ringlee       Mr. Karl Fredericks
                                     Mr. & Mrs. Clayton R. Rowland      Mr. & Mrs. Donald A. Gavin
Sponsor                              John & Cindy Seacord               Golub Foundation
Cindy Albright                       Mr. & Mrs. William Simpson Jr.     Mr. Peter H. Graham
Eileen Alessandrini                  Ms. Joan L. Spicer                 Mrs. Philip B. Hawkes
Joyce Alessandrini                   Barbara Dobbins Stratton           Dr. & Mrs. Franklyn C. Hayford
Dr. & Mrs. John F. Assini            Mrs. Esther M. Swanker             Richard & Dana Helion
Mr. Paul Basile                      Mr. Edward C. Tanner Jr.           Mr. Garrett Hermanson
Ms. Ruth E. Bergeron                 Frank Taormina                     Mr. & Mrs. Douglass C. Horstman
Elwin & Florence Bigelow             Mr. & Mrs. Wayne S. Thomas         Ms. Kathryn F. Johnson
Bob & Sylvie Briber                  Mr. & Mrs. Maynard J. Toll Jr      Manfred & Nancy Greene Jonas
Earl & Rita Brinkman                 David & Jane Vermilyea             Ms. Marietta A Jones
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Dr. Steve Jones                  Richard & Virginia Bopp            Joan & Jonathan Pearson IV
Mr. Richard M. Junge             Howard & Diana Carpenter           William & Janet Pickney
Mr. David A. Kendall             Mr. & Mrs. James J. Caufield       Mr. & Mrs. Henry W. Polgreen
Ms. Gloria Kishton               Jim & Katherine Chansky            Mr. & Mrs. Reuben A. Powell
Mr. Peter R. Kozak               Richard & Maxine Christman         Mr. & Mrs. John P. Putnam
Douglas & Deborah Kreifels       Mrs. Carol Clemens                 Everett & Margaret Rau
Donald and Ann Reilly Liebers    Richard & Marian Clowe             Ms. Deborah Ann Reid
Mr. & Mrs. William Loveday Jr.   Mr. & Mrs. William R. Collins      Ms. Patricia Ellen Richards
Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Mabee       Nicholas & Josephine Cristy        Arnold & Phyllis Ritterband
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Markey      Dr. & Mrs. James F. Cunningham     Everett & Shirley Rivest
Mr. Thomas W. McMaster           Nelson & Pam Curtis                Mrs. Beryl R. Rockwell
Kevin & Jennifer R.L. Morrow     Mr. & Mrs. Allen R. David          Mr. & Mrs. Herbert J. Roes
Prof. & Mrs. William M. Murphy   Dan & Sue Dayton                   Brendan Burns & Robin Sanders
Mr. Timothy M. Nace              Jim & Judy DePasquale              Paul & Judith Sandhofer
Michael & Barbara Naumoff        Morgan & Ellen Desmond             Mr. & Mrs. Eric Schadow
Mr. & Mrs. Richard G. O’Connor   Neff & Dorothy Dietrich            Stephen & Alexandra Schmidt
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Pagano        Robert & Germaine Doremus          George & Paula Shaw
Mrs. Barbara J. Palmer           Clarke & Frances Dowling           Mr. & Mrs. James H. Shaw
Mr. & Mrs. Laurence A. Pardi     Mr. & Mrs. Roger S. Ehle           Dick & Connie Sise
Carl & Janet Paulsen             Dale & Virginia Evans              Ms. Debbie Sisson
Mrs. Ann M. Perry                Phillip & Jane Falconer            Don & Joanne Snell
Gerry S. & Eleanor Pierce        Frank & Rose Cooper Feiner         Wayne & Betty Somers
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Pinkerton      Howard & Undine Fiedler            Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Stephens
Dick & Barbara Preisman          Al & Norma Finke                   Mr. & Mrs. James R. Stewart
Ms. Jean B. Purdy                Richard & Joan Fowler              James & Marge Strosberg
David & Cay Raycroft             Janet Mooney & Kathy Jo Gallo      Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Strum
Mrs. Barbara J. Roberts          Jim Dickson & William Garcia       Owen & Betty Sutton
Mr. Ernest C. Rumbaugh           Edward & Nancy Gifford             Dr. Jon Tobiessen
Mr. Mark J. Sacco                Clark & Millie Gittinger           Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Topka
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy C. Sager      Mr. & Mrs. David R. Gould          Michael & Mary Treanor
Mr. E. James Schermerhorn        Peter & Dorothy Gray               Wayne & Elizabeth Tucker
Ms. Shirley A. Schleier          Dr. & Mrs. Richard F. Gullott      Dr. & Mrs. Jack L. Underwood
Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence R. Schmidt   Mr. & Mrs. James Hathaway          William & Mary Jane Valachovic
Ms. Helga A. Schroeter           Myron & Alicia Hermance Jr.        John & Linda Vallely
Jim & Beverly. Sefcik            Mr. & Mrs. Stanley G. Hickok       Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Van Flue
Mary & Van der Bogert Shanklin   James & Evelyn Holmblad            Christine Clark & Arend Vanderveen
Mr. Earl J. Shirkey              Joseph & Amanda Hope               Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Veino
Mr. Richard M. Sills             Don & Anne Hotaling                Phillip & Catherine Wajda
David & Katherine Skelly         Sharon & Dugald Jackson IV         Paul & Doris Ward
Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Stafford    Drs. John Schenck & Susan Kalia    Herbert & Margaret Warne
Mrs. Charlotte R. Stearns        Brian & Roberta Kelly              Mary Kuykendall & Dick Weber
Harry & Sybil Steven             Robert & Elaine Kennedy            Cal & Carolyn Welch
Mr. Martin L. Storm              Scott & Diane Bengtson- Kilbourn   John & Jean Wilkinson
George & Evelyn Terwilliger      Wayne & Joyce Kimball              Mr. & Mrs. George L. Yager
Mrs. Charles Thomas              Mr. & Mrs. Ron King                Mr. William T. Yates
Mr. William H. Underhill         Mr. Ronald LaGasse
Mrs. Laura S. Van Eps            Clarence & Janet Langley           Individual
Mr. Edwin Van Ingen Shaw         Carolina & Lee Lazzari             Mr. William D. Ackner
Mr. Harold B. Vroman             Dr. Ralph Leach                    Mrs. Josephine R. Aker
Emile & Ann Walraven             Mr. & Mrs. John Lehner             Mr. Norman B. Aldrich
Marvin & Vera Weiss              Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Lewis Jr     Ms. Mary L. Anderson
Mr. & Mrs. Keith L. Weller       Jim & Mary Ann Lommel              R. Scott Andrus
Mr. & Mrs. Robert V. Wells       Mr. & Mrs. John W. Mabee           Ms. Susan N. Apt
Mr. Henry G. Williams            Jeffrey & Karen Mallia             Mr. Donald F. Ardell
Dr. Lionel D. Wyld               John & Mildred Mangan              Ms. Ann Aronson
                                 John & Anne McLaughlin             Mr. Conrad G. Audie
Family                           Kevin & Carol McNamara             Ms Barbara Baciewicz
Donald & Kay Ackerman            Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Milbert      Ms. Cornelia Bailey
Mr. & Mrs. Arnold A. Amell       Mr. & Mrs. Rexford G. Moon Jr.     Mr. Thomas G. Baker
Ms. Helen M. Badinelli           Hal & Jo Moore                     Mr. Henry J. Bastian
Dr. & Mrs. Gabe Basil            Ms Pauline M. Moran                Mr. Carl Bell
John Pokines & Andrea Becker     Jim & Faye Tischler Murphy         Mrs. Bertha A. Berman
Michael & Sandra Beloncik        Oliver & Ethel Murray              Dr. Janis L. Best
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Benedict       Family of Jim & Pam Nally          Ms. Theone T. Bob
Olga S. & Elmer F. Bertsch       Yves & Elaine Nollet               Ms. Patricia T. Booth
Ms. Virginia Bohn                Mr. & Mrs. John Ostapow            Mrs. Rodena M. Bosch

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George & Deborah Bowdish         Ms. Hazel A. Feiker            Ms. Claudette Koza
Mrs. Ann L. Bowerman             Mrs. Susan Felthousen          Mr. Robert D. Lambert
Ms. Ann S. Bradburd              Mrs. Pamela Felton             Mrs. Florence LaMontagne
Mr. Kenneth H. Bradt             Mr. Arnold S. Fisher           Mrs. Rita Lancefield
Ms. Susan Brady                  Mr. John C. Fitts              Ms. Faye M. Lawes
Mr. Bob Bramwell                 Ms. Ellen H. Fladger           Mr. Clinton C. Lawry
Ms. Ruth Bredlau                 Mr. Brian Flahive              Mr. Stanley Lee
Mr. Charles Bridley              Mrs. Martha S. Foland          Mr. Jerry L. Leonardo
Ms. Sally Brillon                Miss Margaret M. Foley         Mrs. Sally Sutliff Lester
Ms. Adrianne Brockman            Ms. Valeria Forte              Ms. Carol V. Lewis
Mr. William A. Bronk             Mrs. Barbara J. Foti           Mr. Victor Lou
Mrs. Joan Marzitelli Brooks      Ms. L. Arlene Frederick        Mr. O. Chadwick Loveland
Mr. George Brougham              Mr. Stuart Freeman             Ms. Katharine L. Lowe
Ms. Anne H. Brown                Ms. R. Michaela French         Mr. George W. Mabie
Mrs. Dorothea T. Brown           Mrs. Janet Gardner             Mr. Robert J. Mabie
Mrs. Joan C. Brown               Mr. Ralph E. Gasner            Mr. Sylvester M. Mabie
Mr. Bill Buell                   Mrs. Jean H. Gauer             Mr. Ralph W. Maclachlan
Ms. Jean E. Burke                Mr. Carl J. George             Mrs. Elsie Maddaus
Ms Miriam W. Butzel              Mrs. Helen W. George           Mr. David Manthey
Ms. Marjorie L. Byrnes           Mr. Matthew F. George Jr       Mr. Richard T. Martin
Mr. Lynn E. Calvin               Ms. Ruth E. George             Mrs. Irma Mastrean
Mrs. Allene J. Carbin            Ms. Sarah A. George            Mr. Brian G. Maybee
Ms. Diana O. Carter              Mrs. Jeannette K. Gerlaugh     Ms. Patricia A. Mc Allister
Mr. Donald J. Cerniglia          Mr. Frank F. Gilmore           Mr. Robert B. McCalley Jr.
Mrs. Lawrence A. Cioffi          Mr. Joseph M. Girard           Ms. Carole McCarthy
Ms Doris L. Clark                Mr. Donald Gleason             Mrs. Helen R. McCary
Ms. Patricia L. Clark            Mrs. Lyn S. Gordon             Mrs. Nancy G. McNabb
Mrs. Shirley H. Clark            Mr. Maurice Goyette            Mrs. Ruth H. Metzler
Ms. Hilda M. Clohesy             Mrs. Harold C. Grant           Mrs. Jacquelyn H. Miller
Mr. Robert J. Coan Esq.          Mrs. Marion M. Grimes          Mrs. Marion E. Miller
Mr. Wayne Collins                Ms. Gail Grow                  Mr. Peter Modley
Ms. M. Joy Coneway               Mrs. Elaine Bradshaw Guidice   Ms. Eleanor Monlea
Ms. Evalyn K. Conklin            Ms. Trish Guillaume            Ms. Martha T. Mooney
Ms. Justine M. Connelly          Mrs. Jean Daley Gwynn          Mr. Andrew James Francis Morris
Ms. Vivian F. Consalvo           Mrs. Donna T. Hablitzel        Ms. Linda Muralidharan
Mr. Carlton P. Consaul           Mrs. Ruth E. Hand              Malinda Myers
Mr. Steve Cook                   Mr. Alan Hart                  Ms. Perry Ann Myslivy
Mr. Christopher R. Cornell       Ms. Ruth Harvey                Mrs. Beverly Neadle
Librarian, Cornell University    Mr. John Hawley                Ms. Janet L. Nelson
Lt. Col. Irving E. Costanzo      Mr. Clifford W. Hayes          Mrs. Nancy P. Nichols
Ms. Paulyn M. Cox                Mr. Randal W. Herbert          Ms. Nancy Niefield
Mrs. Linda Crandall              Mr. Paul F. Hooker             Ms. Christie A. Noble
Mr. Peter DeGraff Cross          Mrs. Sylvia Hosegood           Mrs. Ida Nystrom
Mrs. Elinor Czebiniak            Dr. Marvin A. Humphrey         Mr. Patrick O’Brian
Dr. Lee L. Davenport             Mr. Glenn Hunger               Mr. Francis E. O’Connor
Dr. Edward DeFeo                 Mrs. Janet R. Hutchison        Mr. Jon A. Olson
Mrs. Charleen DeLorenzo          Mrs. Agnes G. Ingraham         Mrs. Elaine L. Orsini
Mr. Robert A. Demarest           Ms. JoAnne Ivory               Mr. Caleb Paine
Ms. Gail Denisoff                Mr. Mike J. Janis              Ms. Christine Pangburn
Ms. Marjorie Deubel              Mrs. Barbara J. Jeffries       Ms. Nancy Papish
Mr. John R. Diesso               Mrs. Ann Jensvold              Mrs. Cheryl M. Parkhurst
Mrs. Mary Jane Dike              Ms. Gwendolyn R. Johnson       Ms. Mary Pedone
Mr. William A. Dimpelfeld        Mr. Blaine H. Johnston         Mrs. Linda Perregaux
Mr. Michael Divak                Mrs. Leonard J. Josefiak       Ms. Johanna Petersen
Mrs. Rose E. Dixon               Mr. Gerald C. Kammerman        Mr. Sean W. Peterson
Mrs. Adriana Woldring Donnelly   Mr. Raymond T. Karis           Beth Pfaffenbach
Ms. Shirley W. Dunn              Ann Karl                       Mrs. Betty Pieper
Ms. Patricia Dwyer               Mrs. Elizabeth D. Karl         Mrs. Edith Pilcher
Ms. Elizabeth M. Ehrcke          Mr. Randall G. Karl            Mrs. Barbara Piper
Ms. Bonny Einstein               Mr. Francis I. Karwowski       Ms. Teresa V. Pistolessi
Ms. Lydia D. Eis                 Mrs. Jean B. Katz              Mr. Arthur T. Poutre
Mr. James J. Elbrecht            Ms. B. J. Kelly                Ms. E. J. Prior
Rev. Wendell H. Elmendorf Jr.    Mrs. Dottie Kennison           Mrs. Janet I. Rainey
Mrs. Mona M. Evenden             Mrs. Sharlene M. King          Dr. Franklin W. Rapp
Mrs. Joy P. Favretti             Dr. Ronald F. Kingsley         Ms. Gabrielle Reals
Ms. Linda C. Fay                 Ms. Millie Kling               Mr. C. Malcolm Rhoades

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Mrs. Caroline Roberts                        Ms. Elllen Stanton                         Mr. Robert Wetmore
Ms. Lillian K. Roe                           Mrs. Ellen W. Steele                       Mr. Richard Whalen
Ms. Jessie L. Roensch                        Ms. Carole A. Strong                       Mr. Walter Wheeler
Mrs. Daniel J. Rourke
       Ms. Lillian K. Roe                            Ms. J. Sullivan
                                             Mr. Robert Elllen Stanton                  Ms. Patricia Whitaker-Torres
                                                                                        Mr. Charles Warner Wendell
Ms. Maggie Rowlands
       Ms. Jessie L. Roensch                 Mr. Robert G. Sullivan
                                                     Mrs. Ellen W. Steele               Mr. Arthur Wetmore
                                                                                        Mr. Robert D. Willis
Mrs. SoniaDaniel J. Rourke
       Mrs. H. Rubenstein                            Ms. Carole Tedisco
                                             Assemblyman JimA. Strong                   Mr. Keith Willis
                                                                                        Mr. Richard Whalen
Dr. Jack RuthbergRowlands
       Ms. Maggie                            Mr. Peter Ten Eyck Sullivan
                                                     Mr. Robert J.                      Ms. Nancy Wilson
                                                                                        Mr. Walter Wheeler
Mr. Paul L.Sonia H. Rubenstein
       Mrs. Ryan                             Mrs. Alice Buff Tepper
                                                     Mr. Robert G. Sullivan             Ms. Johanna M. Woldring
                                                                                        Ms. Patricia Whitaker-Torres
Mr. T. Dr. Jack Ruthberg
       Gregory Sauer                         Dr. Clifford M. Tepper Jim Tedisco
                                                     Assemblyman                        Mr. Robert J. Woods
                                                                                        Mr. Arthur D. Willis
       Mr. Paul L. Ryan
Mr. Gordon Schaufelberg                              Mr. Titus
                                             Mrs. Jill S. Peter Ten Eyck                Mr. Keith Willis
                                                                                        Mr. John J. Woodward
       Mr. T. Gregory Sauer
Mrs. Marjorie L. Schmid                              Mrs. Alice Buff Tepper
                                             Mr. Paul H. Tocker                         Mr. Nancy Wilson
                                                                                        Ms. Neil B. Yetwin
       Mr. Gordon Schaufelberg
Mrs. Judith B. Schultz                               Dr. B. Tognetti
                                             Ms. Helen Clifford M. Tepper               Ms. Johanna M. Woldring
                                                                                        Ms. Cheryl Zatt
       Mrs. Marjorie L. Schmid
Mrs. Elinore Schumacher                              Mrs. Jill S. Titus
                                             Mrs. Jean H. Tomlinson                     Mr. Robert J. Woods
                                                                                        Mr. James Zayicek
       Mrs. Scott
Mr. Roy A. Judith B. Schultz                         Mr. Townsend
                                             Mr. TullochPaul H. Tocker                  Mrs. Jean Woodward
                                                                                        Mr. John J.B. Zegger
       Mrs. Elinore Schumacher
Mrs. Kathleen P. Scutt                               Ms. Helen B.
                                             Mrs. Lois M. Troup Tognetti                Mr. Neil B. Yetwin
                                                                                        Mr. Matthew A. Zembo
       Mr. M. A. Scott
Mrs. PilarRoySeacord                                 Mrs. Jean
                                             Ms. Lois E. Truax H. Tomlinson             Ms. Cheryl Zatt
       Mrs. Seyse
Mr. WilliamKathleen P. Scutt                         Mr. F. Tyler
                                             Ms. SusanTulloch Townsend                  Mr. James Zayicek
       Mrs. Pilar M. Seacord
Ms. Elizabeth Shampang                               Mrs. Lois M. Troup
                                             Mr. Louis Van Curler-Cuyler                Mrs. Jean B. Zegger
       Mr. William Seyse
Mrs. Kathryn L. Sheldon                              Ms. Lois E. Dyke
                                             Mr. Eugene F. Van Truax Jr.                Mr. Matthew A. Zembo
       Ms. Elizabeth Shampang
Ms. Suzanne S. Sheldon                               Ms. Van Houten
                                             Mrs. SylviaSusan F. Tyler                  Supporting
       Mrs. Kathryn L. Sheldon                       Mr. Louis Van Curler-Cuyler        Supporting
Mrs. Susanna K. Sherwood                     Mr. John W. Van Laak                       Broughton Foundation
       Ms. Suzanne S. Sheldon                        Mr. Eugene F. Van Dyke Jr.         Broughton Foundation
Ms. Patricia A. Shoemaker                    Mr. Gary Van Slyke                         Carl Foundation
       Mrs. Susanna K. Sherwood                      Mrs. Sylvia Van Houten             Carl Foundation
Ms. Janet Patricia A. Shoemaker
       Ms. R. Shook                          Mrs. Gloria Vassolas
                                                     Mr. John W. Van Laak               Felthousen Florists
                                                                                        Felthousen Florists
Ms. MarieJanet R. Shook
       Ms. D. Shore                          Ms. Carolyn M. Veeder
                                                     Mr. Gary Van Slyke                 Gazette Newspapers
                                                                                        Gazette Newspapers
Ms. Henrietta A.D. Shore
       Ms. Marie Slosek                      Dr. Elizabeth Veeder
                                                     Mrs. Gloria Vassolas               George E. Franchere Trust
                                                                                        George E. Franchere Trust
Ms. Louvina Slurff A. Slosek
       Ms. Henrietta                         Ms. Doris Vrooman M. Veeder
                                                     Ms. Carolyn                        Golub Foundation
                                                                                        Golub Foundation
Mr. Donald R. Smith Jr.
       Ms. Louvina Slurff                            Dr. L. Walden
                                             Ms. NancyElizabeth Veeder                  Mabee Family Foundation
                                                                                        Mabee Family Foundation
Mr. Robert L. Smith Jr.
       Mr. Donald R. Smith Jr.               Mr. F. William Walker
                                                     Ms. Doris Vrooman                  Pattersonville Furniture Company
                                                                                        Pattersonville Furniture Company
Mrs. Elaine M. SpringstedJr.
       Mr. Robert L. Smith                   Ms. Anita R. Walther Walden
                                                     Ms. Nancy L.                       T. A. Predel & Co. Inc.
                                                                                        T. A. Predel & Co. Inc.
Mr. Dave St. Louis Springsted
       Mrs. Elaine M.                        Mrs. Nancy H. Wasmund
                                                     Mr. F. William Walker              Slick’s Restaurant
                                                                                        Slick’s Restaurant
       Mr. Dave St. Louis
Dr. Charles F. Stamm                                 Ms. Watrous
                                             Ms. LouisaAnita R. Walther                 Stewart’s Shops
                                                                                        Stewart’s Shops
       Dr. Charles F. Stamm
Mr. Thomas Stanford                                  Mrs. Warner Wendell
                                             Mr. Charles Nancy H. Wasmund               Wright Family Foundation
                                                                                        Wright Family Foundation
       Mr. Thomas Stanford                           Ms. Louisa Watrous




                           Financial Statement for FY2007: April 1, 2007 – March 31, 2008

     Copies of the Society’s Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Statement (Budget vs. Actual) were part of the Annual Report
     distributed to members at the Annual Meeting of April 12, 2008 and will be mailed to any member upon request. Our
     records will now be reviewed by our auditor and his report will be available in July.

                                                      Balance Sheet Summary

               Current Assets
                 Mabee Farm Historic Site                           $816,289
                 Headquarters (Museum, Library, Office)               54,626
               Fixed Assets
                 Mabee Farm                                          706,261
                 Headquarters                                        565,197
               Other Assets                                        3,647,863
                 Total Assets                                     $5,790,255

                                         Profit & Loss Summary        % of FY2007 Budget

               Restricted Income        $929,328
               Unrestricted Income       368,313                       98.6
               Expense                   371,420                      102.8

                                  Richard M. Clowe, Treasurer
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     MABEE FARM OPENS FOR
     SEASON                                                           identification with the NY State Archaeology
                                                                      Association (Van Epps Hartley Chapter) and much
     Join us on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 for the opening of               more!
     the 2008 season! We have lots of exciting events
     this year:                                                       August 23 ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
                                                                    The festival will feature the best in local area arts
                   Mabee Farm Historic Site                               Mabee Farm wood crafting, folk art, jams,
                                                                    including pottery, Historic Site
                                                                    handwovens, floor cloths, candles, jewelry, fine
           Free      Re-enactment                                              Re-enactment
                                                                   Free painted furniture, artisan demonstrations and
                                                                    arts,
         Admission
                       June 14 & 15                                          more. 14 music and
                                                                    so muchJuneGreat & 15 food!
                                                                  Admission

         Join in the excitement as British, Militia and Natives   Join in the excitement as British, Militia and Natives
             battle it out at one of the oldest farms in NY!          September 14 HISTORY FAIR (Sunday)
                                                                      battle it out at one of the oldest farms in NY!
                                                                      Historians, Museums, Historical Sites, Historical
                                     BATTLES:                                              BATTLES:
                                                                      Societies, Historical Authors come together to share
                              cannon fire, musket fire,                              cannon fire, musket fire,
                              cavalry demonstrations,
                                                                      their stories and experiences with the public and
                                                                                     cavalry demonstrations,
                            18th century cricket match,                             18th boat tours on the Wofford.
                                                                      each other! Enjoycentury cricket match,
                           Committee of Safety Meeting,                              Committee of Safety Meeting,
                                 Kid's musket drills,
                           speed firing contest and more!
                                                                                               Boat more!
                                                                                 Historiccontestdrills,Tours
                                                                                       kids musket
                                                                                  speed firing     and
                                                                                                                                        Histo
                                                                                          at the Mabee Farm                                      at
                        HRS: Sat: 9am—8 pm/Sun: 9am—3:30pm                       HRS: Sat: 9am—8 pm/Sun: 9am—3:30pm

                            Barn dance Sat. at 6:30 pm                                Barn dance Sat. at 6:30 pm
                           Route 5S, Rotterdam Junction                              Route 5S, Rotterdam Junction
                                  (518) 887-5073                                            (518) 887-5073


                                                                                    Take a guided boat tour on the Wofford
                                                                                 Take a guided boat tour and learn about our            Take a guid
                                                                                  historic about our historic Mohawk River!
                                                                                  and learnMohawk River on the Wofford!                  historic M
     June 14-15 REVOLUTIONARY WAR                                                             SCHEDULE:
                                                                                             SCHEDULE:
     RE-ENACTMENT                                                                Sat & Sun: July 12 & 13 for Canalfest
                                                                                Sat & Sun: July 12 & 13 for Canalfest                      Sat & S
     Celebrate Father’s Day weekend with cannon fire,                          Sat. August 23 for Arts & Crafts Festival
                                                                               Sat. August 23 for Arts & Crafts Festival                  Sat. Augu
                                                                                                 14 for
                                                                                      Sun. Sept 14 for History Day
                   Mabee Farm Historic Site
     land and amphibious battles, camp tours, drill                        Mabee Sat.,Sun. Septfor FarmHistory DayDay
                                                                                 Farm Historic & Foliage Day
                                                                                  Sat., Oct 18 for Farm Site
                                                                                        Oct 18          & Foliage
                                                                                                                                                Sun
                                                                                                                                            Sat., O
     demonstrations, children’s musket drills, period
     danceFree       Re-enactment
             on Saturday night. Step back in time! Lots of         Free        Re-enactment
                                                                              Also available for private functions & school groups
                                                                                      Cost: $10.00 per person/1 hour tour
                                                                                                                                     Also available
                                                                                                                                             Cost: $
     thrills for all!
          Admission
                       June 14 & 15                               Admission
                                                                                June 14email for mabee@nycap.rr.com
                                                                                        Call or & 15
                                                                                 (518) 887-5073
                                                                                                   reservations:                                Cal
                                                                                                                                         (518) 887-
         Join in the excitement as British, Militia and Natives   Join in the excitement as British, Militia and Natives
           battle out at one of the oldest farms in 7-12
     July 12-13 itCANALFEST LOCKS NY!                                 battle it out at one of the oldest farms in NY!
     A 2 day music festival featuring Jay Ungar & Molly               October 18 FARM & FOLIAGE DAY
                                BATTLES:
     Mason, Little Toby Walker, Roy Hurd, Susan                       Pumpkins, scarecrows, pies and lots of fun!
                                                                                          BATTLES:
                          cannon fire, musket fire, Landfill
     Trump, Yarn, Riverview Ramblers and the                                        beautiful musket fire,
                                                                      Celebrate the cannon fire,fall with pumpkin painting,
                          cavalry demonstrations,                                   cavalry hay rides,
                                                                      scarecrow making, demonstrations, and more in
     Mountain Boys. Rounding cricketthe day are
                         18th century
                                      out match,
     workshops, hay rides, artisans, animals, historic
                                                                                 Historic Boat Tours
                                                                                   18th the County of Schenectady.
                                                                      cooperation with century cricket match,                           Histo
                        Committee of Safety Meeting,                                     at the Mabee Meeting,
                                                                                     Committee of Safety Farm                                    at
     boat rides on the Wofford, house tours and more!
                             kids musket drills,                                          kids musket drills,
                           speed firing contest and more!                            speed firing contest and more!
                                                                              WORKSHOP DAY – June 21st
                 HRS: TECHNOLOGIES
     August 9 EARLYSat: 9am—8 pm/Sun: 9am—3:30pm                               HRS: Sat: Saturday along the Mohawk River
                                                                     Spend a leisurely 9am—8 pm/Sun: 9am—3:30pm
     DAY/CANALSPLASH                                                 learning about various colonial trades. Choose from
                            Barn dance Sat. at 6:30 pm                             Barn dance Sat. at 6:30 pm
     Join the Mabee Farm and the Native American                     tinsmithing, broom making, rope making, drop
                        Route River Valley in presenting
     Institute of the Hudson 5S, Rotterdam Junction                               Route 5S, Rotterdam Junction
                                                                     spindle weaving, and more. Want to do two or maybe
     flint knapping, atlatl (518) 887-5073fire starting,
                               throwing,                                                  (518) 887-5073
                                                                              Take a guided possible! learn 2 hour class costs
                                                                     three workshops? It’sboat tour andEach about our                   Take a guid
     blacksmithing, brain tanned leather, tin-smithing,                         historic Mohawk River
                                                                                                       for Wofford!
                                                                     $25.00. Call (518) 887-5073on themore information.                  historic M
     cordage and much more. Native American artifact                                            SCHEDULE:
                                                                                    Sat & Sun: July 12 & 13 for Canalfest                  Sat & S
                                                                                   Sat. August 23 for Arts & Crafts Festival              Sat. Augu
             p10                                                                         Sun. Sept 14 for History Day                           Sun
                                                                                     Sat., Oct 18 for Farm & Foliage Day                    Sat., O

10                                                                            Also available for private functions & school groups
                                                                                      Cost: $10.00 per person/1 hour tour
                                                                                                                                     Also available
                                                                                                                                             Cost: $
                                                                                         Call or email for reservations:                        Cal
                                                                          Mozart dollhouse - an example of a box dollhouse - from
                                                                          lecture on march 8
New Trustees: Carolina Lazzari, Phillip Falconer, Ruth Bergeron.


                                        Roses on Display - from lecture on April 12




                                                      Sections from
                                                      Crazy Quilts in
                                                      SCHS collection
                                                      on exhibit during
                                                      May & June




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Inside and outside the Simon Schermerhorn House (See page 2. )

				
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