One of the sites of the Schenectady County Historical Society, the Mabee Farm Historic Site offers visitors a glimpse back into the history of the Mohawk Valley. Built by Jan Mabee in the early 1700's, the historic farmstead overlooking the Mohawk River includes the Main House, the family's Inn, a 1760's Dutch Barn, historic gardens, and more. Next to the farmstead sits the newly constructed George E. Franchere Education Center. Opened in 2011, this "green" building houses the Historic Site's collections, exhibits, and offices. The basement of the building also features a 120 seat space frequently used for lectures, educational programs, and wedding receptions.