Illuminate the Neighborhood to Commemorate Schenectady Massacre of Feb. 8, 1690

We’re lighting up the Stockade to commemorate the Schenectady Massacre that occurred here on February 8, 1690.

When: Saturday and Sunday February 4 and 5.

How: Purchase luminaries and line the streets within the Stockade.

Who:  All residences and businesses in or near the Stockade should purchase luminaries

Where: The lighting of the Stockade, on Feb. 4th and 5th, will create a beautiful ‘artscape,’ especially if we all participate. You should line your sidewalk with luminaries, add a few to your porch and steps, and offer some to neighbors. Feel free to surprise us with how you display your luminaries during this commemoration.

What:  Join neighbors at Lawrence to walk around between 6-7 on these nights.

(To help guide your walk around the original Schenectady settlement, the Historic Stockade Audiotour has added some stops to help locate important markers and background to support Illuminating Knowledge.  Use your cellphone as you walk around or brush up before you set out with neighbors. For more info Audiotour Massacre)

Photos from the Daily Gazette:

Come join community on Sunday February 5 at 7pm at Arthur’s for dessert and beverages  and tales from 1690 of the Stockade by two local “experts” David Cornelius and Joe Doolittle.  Cost for dessert program is $4 per person.

Purchase luminaries and Dessert

Cost is $10.00 per kit for 5 luminaries (includes battery-operated tealight candle, pebbles and bag, and instructions ). You may be able to have your luminaries delivered, please contact Susan Dufour for more information  at

Luminaries may also be purchased at at Arthur’s.

Make plans now by purchasing luminaries and dessert.

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