a service of the Schenectady County Public Library

Schenectady County
Search Local History
Contact Us

Schenectady County Sesquicentennial Historical Souvenir Program

In 1959, the Schenectady Commemorative Committee, Inc. published a souvenir booklet with many photographs and articles about 150 years of Schenectady County history. The Schenectady County Public Library has copies in its Schenectady Collection [Schdy R 974.744 S3245] and others available for borrowing. We are beginning to reproduce it here, including the advertisements.


Full page ad for ALCO Products, Inc. (American Locomotive Co.)

A Salute from the President

Full page ad for the City of Schenectady

Greetings from the Governor

Full page ad for the Schenectady Chamber of Commerce

Full page letter from the Schenectady Commemorative Committee

Sesqui-Spectacade, a John B. Rogers Production

A Pair of Pioneers - full page ad for radio station WGY and television station WRGB

Partners in Progress since 1886 - full page ad for General Electric

Schenectady Commemorative Committee, Inc. [photos and names]

Full page ad for the Local 301, IUE, CIO

County Organized in 1809

First Board of Supervisors - Marjory Featherstonhaugh, County Historian

Present Board of Supervisors / full page ad for Board of Supervisors

Full page ad for James King and Son, General Contractors [photo of Ellis Hospital]

ALCO Products, Inc.: Transportation Pioneer - Roger C. Witherell

(miscellaneous) County Population, Origin of Family Names, Historic Inns

Schenectady Schools

Schenectady County
Search Local History
Contact Us

Updated 3/29/01
Valid HTML 4.01! Bobby Approved (v 3.2)
This page is Bobby approved and follows the guidelines of the Web Accessibility Initiative for use by the disabled