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Series of events to commemorate the Schenectady 1934 Snow Train

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Welcome to the 90th anniversary celebration of the March‍ 1934 Snow Train from Schenectady ⁤into the Adirondacks!‌ Join us for a series of exciting events that⁢ will⁤ take ‍you back in time to the early days​ of skiing in the Adirondacks.

Our first event will be held ⁣this Saturday night at the ⁣Tannery Pond Center in North Creek, ⁤where ‌town​ of Rotterdam historian Jim Schaefer will be giving a presentation⁣ on “How Skiing ⁣Came to ​North Creek: Schenectady’s Role,” at 6:30‌ p.m.

But that’s not all! Starting on Tuesday,⁣ Feb. 6, we will be hosting a series of events at the Wolf Hollow Brewing Company on‌ Route ⁢5 in Glenville. The ⁣series will kick ‍off​ with “Old Ski Movie Night from⁤ the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s” at 6 ‌p.m.

Did‌ you know‌ that the ​Schenectady Wintersports Club, ‌formed in 1932,⁢ created the first snow train‌ with ⁢the help of‍ the Delaware and Hudson Railroad Company? On March 4 of that​ year, 400 ​skiers boarded a ‍train from downtown Schenectady and traveled‌ to ‌North Creek for a day of‍ skiing.

Join us as we commemorate the⁤ 90th anniversary of⁤ the‍ Snow Train ⁤with⁢ events⁣ throughout March at Gore Mountain, ⁢the North Creek Depot Museum, and the Tannery ‍Pond Center. Plus, don’t miss the historic exhibit about the snow train⁢ at the Rotterdam Town⁤ Hall through the end of March.

For more information, visit www.swcweb.org.

Check out our schedule of events below:

Jan.⁤ 27, 6:30 ⁤p.m. – at Tannery Pond Center: “How Skiing Came to⁣ North Creek: Schenectady’s Role,”⁣ by Jim Schaefer.

Jan. 30, 6 p.m. – at ‌Wolf Hollow Brewing Company: “Old Ski⁢ Movie Night from the 1930s 1940s and 1950s,” with Bill ⁣Schaefer

Feb. ‍6, 6⁢ p.m. – at Wolf‍ Hollow Brewing Company: “How the⁤ Snow⁤ Train Got Started ⁤to North Creek”‍ by Jim Schaefer

Feb.10,7‌ p.m. – at Tannery‍ Pond Center: ​ “Old Ski ​Movie Night‌ from the ​1930s 1940s and 1950s,” presented by the North Creek Depot ⁢Museum

Feb. 13, ‌6 p.m.​ – at Wolf Hollow Brewing Company: Movie ‍night: “Adirondack Hickories” and “Freddie at 95,” with Jim and Bill​ Schaefer

Feb. 17, 7 p.m. ‍- at Tannery Pond Center: “Women of Winter: Frederica ‘Freddie’ Anderson, Pioneer Ski Instructor and Lois ⁤Perret Schaefer, RN, ‌The First ‍Aid⁤ Committee​ Ski Patrol, 1933,” by Jim Schaefer

Feb. 22, ​7 p.m. – ‌at ⁣Tannery Pond‌ Center: Johnsburg⁢ Historical Society presentation on the World War II 10th⁢ Mountain ⁢Ski ‍Division.

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Kiara Thomas
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