The Ten Broeck Mansion, home of the Albany County Historical Association, has announced new Immersion Tours in partnership with five other historic sites and museums. The Immersion Tours allow the public to visit some of the Capital Region’s finest history museums in sequence, focusing on special topics: historic architecture and gardens, the role of enslaved persons, abolitionists, and immigration, and Native American voices.
The tours are on select Thursdays through September.
“Immersion Tour: Mansions & Gardens,” featuring the Ten Broeck Mansion and gardens, Schuyler Mansion grounds, and Historic Cherry Hill. Visitors can explore the interrelationships between these three significant 18th century sites, exploring connections between family members, architectural features, and gardens. The tours are set for July 1st, August 5th, and September 2nd.
“Immersion Tour: Freedom and Opportunity” in Albany explore the roles of immigrants, free persons of color, abolition, and reform. Tours start at the Irish American Heritage Museum, continue to the Ten Broeck Mansion, where issues of enslavement, abolition, and servant’s lives are explored, and end at the Underground Railroad Education Center (Myers Residence), the home of noted abolitionist Harriet and Stephen Myers. The tours are set for July 15th, August 19th, and September 16th.
Immersion Tour: Native Voices are interconnected tours placing Native American experiences at the center of Albany History. These tours show new research on Dirck Ten Broeck’s role as a Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and his son’s intercultural fluency. The tour concludes at the Albany Institute of History & Art with a self-guided tour of historic artifacts representing these Native perspectives, and a final stop in the AIHA’s renowned Hudson River School galleries. The classic landscapes will take on a whole new significance with the historical context of Native American experiences. The tours are set for June 24th, July 22nd, August 26th, and September 23rd.
Registration is required. For more information or to register for a tour, visit the Albany County Historical Association’s website.
Photo of Ten Broeck Mansion provided.