Vanderheyden in Wynantskill has announced they are currently seeking photos, memories, and information to be added to an upcoming book by Don Rittner on the history of the Vanderheyden Hall.
Now celebrating it’s 185th anniversary, the Vanderheyden began as the Troy Orphan Asylum in 1833. Today, the facilities provide a safe haven for youth, adults and families who have experienced family disruption, trauma, abuse, emotional difficulty, developmental disability and learning problems. The Richard A. Desrochers Educational Center at Vanderheyden is a Regents accredited 7-12 grade program that provides education to individuals who are at risk of not succeeding at school, and those in need of a special education.
Vanderheyden is searching for Alumni and descendants with ties to the organization’s long history to relate their inspirational stories of healing and growth. Inspirational stories will be the foundation of a year-long celebration, culminating in a 185th Anniversary Event in October 2018.
To submit a photo or information, call (518) 874-4964 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information visit the Vanderhyden’s website.
Photo of Vanderhyden Hall, provided.