On Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, Historic Cherry Hill will present a dramatic tour reliving the infamous 1827 murder that occurred at the Cherry Hill mansion, one-time home of the Van Rensselaer family.
The public is invited to step into the experiences of the Cherry Hill household on the evening of May 7, 1827, when a hired hand murdered a household member. The dramatic tour will investigate the scene of the crime and the differing perspectives of those who were there on that fateful evening. Actor James Keil will appear as Jesse Strang, bringing to life the murderer whose violent act was motivated by romantic attachment to his victim’s wife. The murder resulted in two sensational trials and Albany’s last public hanging.
The program will be offered at 4:00, 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. on each day. Reservations are required. Admission is $12 for members and $18 for nonmembers.
A limited number of complimentary admissions are available to museum neighbors with a 12202 zip code; please call for details.
For reservations and further information please call Historic Cherry Hill at 434-4791 and speak to Becky Watrous or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historic Cherry Hill is a historic house museum in Albany, NY, and the five-generation home of the Van Rensselaer family from 1787-1963.