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Historical society celebrates heritage

Library volunteers will be on hand to assist visitors with their family history research.

The second speaker of the month, Frank Taormina, will offer his lecture and a power point presentation on Saturday, Jan. 17.. He is also a trustee of the society.

"It's really a very interesting phenomenon that happened in Schenectady at the end of the 19th Century," said Katherine Weller, a curator at the Schenectady County Historical Society.

Taormina will be looking at the two groups and their history of Italian and Polish immigration into Schenectady, the experiences of these immigrants and the general geographic locations they occupied.

"The story is a fascinating one for me because I've lived in this community for quite a while now," said Taormina.

The Historical Society at 32 Washington Ave. is wheelchair accessible with off-street parking in front of the library.

For information contact Chansky at 374-0263 or librarian@schist.org.

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