The programs are set for Wednesdays at 7 pm, beginning March 24th.
On March 24th, Architectural Historian Walter R. Wheeler will present “Up on the Roof: Rooftops, Railings and Decks in Albany.” Walter R. Wheeler is Senior Architectural Historian at Hartgen Archeological Associates and serves as Chair of the City of Troy’s Historic Resources Commission. Tickets for adults are $5, students and ACHA members, free. The remaining programs in this series will be free.
The March 31st program features Martha H. Lyon, Landscape Architect, and adjunct professor of landscape architecture at the University of Massachusetts, on “Landscape Concepts of the 19th century.” Lyon is the recipient of the Excellence in Historic Preservation Award from the Preservation League of New York State.
On April 7th, the program “Women out of Bounds: Art, Sketchbooks, and Photography of 19th century Albany” will be led by Kathryn Kosto, Executive Director, ACHA, and Mary Alexander, Curator, Arkell Museum. This program features recent research on new photographs and a teenage girl’s sketchbook in the ACHA’s museum collections.
The series concludes on April 14th with a virtual workshop on how to use architectural fragments to create views in a garden of any size, with “Creating your own view: sculpture, findings, and plantings” with Pam Howard, Executive Director, Historic Albany Foundation & Master Gardener Program Representatives.
Free kids educational kits exploring the views of Albany will be available in the Ten Broeck Mansion garden kiosk during the duration of the series.
For more information or to reserve tickets, visit the ACHA’s website.
Photo of Ten Broeck Mansion provided.