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Capital District Humanist Society

The Capital District Humanist Society provides a supportive community for exchanging ideas, heightening our knowledge of the world and ourselves, fostering moral and ethical growth, and promoting the principles of secular humanism.

CDHS is a member organization for individuals who share humanist values and who reside in the Capital District region of New York State and neighboring areas. Our values include commitment to free inquiry, rational thought, life-long education, democracy, social concern, and fellowship.

The Society provides various activities including monthly speakers, socials, book discussions, and a newsletter.

Special Event -Sunday, February 9th, 2020!

The Capital District Humanist Society presents:

Easy, Fun and Interesting Local Trips


Dave and Mira Peck have traveled extensively, internationally and locally. Their talk will feature local destinations you might want to visit, including parks, museums and historic sites. They will also present highlights from recent trips to Europe, South America and Antarctica.

Mira is a former chemical engineer, lawyer, corporate executive and published author who has lived in Poland, Australia and the USA. Her books are in library and museum collections in Washington, Warsaw and Jerusalem. Dave is a retired HS science teacher who has lived in Hawaii, Australia, NY, NJ, and PA. He was born on a dairy farm in historic Schuylerville, NY, loves the outdoors, and coauthored with his wife the memoir, "From Downunder to Upstate: A Love story". He spends inordinate amounts of time on genealogy and is president of Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County. Dave and Mira are currently pursuing advanced degrees in vacationing.


  • Program 1:15 p.m; (Refreshments 12:30)
    • Room 224, Campus Center, Sage Colleges Albany Campus
    • New Scotland Ave. at Academy Road, Albany
    • Admission: Free.

    • The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend!
  • Presented by The Capital District Humanist Society

    Details and directions: 518.533.2666, or our directions page

    Monthly meetings

    CDHS meets on the second Sunday of each month in Room 224 of the Campus Center at the Albany campus of the Sage Colleges, at New Scotland Avenue and Academy Road.

    We gather at 12:30 pm. Program starts at 1:15. Light refreshments are provided.

    Click here for directions.

    Click here for the upcoming meeting.


    Other Activities

    In addition to monthly speaker presentations, we hold monthly social events, and sponsor a reading group, and a discussion group.


    CDHS is affiliated with the three major humanist organizations:



    Members and subscribers receive our publication, The Humanist Monthly. If you are interested in more information about CDHS, give us your name and email address, and we will send a sample copy or two with no obligation.

    Contact us for further information at:

    webmaster (at) humanistsociety (dot) org

    Also send website comments to: webmaster (at) humanistsociety (dot) org