Grems-Doolittle Library
32 Washington Ave.
Schenectady, New York 12305
Phone: 518-374-0263

Contact: Marietta Carr - 518-374-0263 x3 -


Schenectady County Historical Society’s digital collection on New York Heritage features a sample of our holdings. Our full collection includes artifacts, paintings, books pertaining to local history, family histories, diaries, newspapers, yearbooks, maps, photographs, personal and family papers, and much more. The mission of the Schenectady County Historical Society is to share stories, inspire dialogue, and encourage the understanding of the history, people, and cultures of Schenectady County. The Society features interactive exhibits, talks, workshops, concerts, education programs, and community events for all audiences in order to further our mission. Our headquarters is located in Schenectady’s historic Stockade neighborhood and houses both the Schenectady History Museum and the Grems-Doolittle Library. The Historical Society also operates the Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction. We encourage you to visit the Schenectady County Historical Society to explore how Schenectady County has changed over the years, the impact the Schenectady area has had on national events, as well as the rich and diverse history that Schenectady County has to offer. Please send questions to

Schenectady County Historical Society is a member of the Capital District Library Council.