The Story of Shoes: An Exhibit about Walking, Working, and Dancing Through the Ages

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New exhibit highlighting shoes from collections across Schenectady and the Capitol Region and the stories that they tell.

Shoes carry us through the world; a farmer pulls on his wooden clogs to head out into his field, a bride steps into a pair of satin heels on her wedding day, a businessperson laces up their shoes before going to work. What we put on our feet varies based on age, activity, and event. Shoes tell the people around us our occupations, our fashion sense, or our status in society. Whether they lace, tie, or Velcro, each one of them has a story hidden in their sole.

If your shoes could speak, what would they say?

Open: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm. $5.00, or free to members of the Schenectady County Historical Society.

For more information, please contact Educator/Assistant Curator Jenna Peterson at 518-887-5073, or by email at The Mabee Farm Historic Site is wheelchair accessible, with off-street parking in front of the George E. Franchere Educational Center.