Tours will be available on select Fridays, and Saturdays and Sundays from December 3rd through 18th. Walk-through tours will feature docents to share information about holidays in the past, special displays related to food holiday preparation, and the history of the Ten Broeck Mansion. Tickets are required for tours and can be purchased on the ACHA website. Admission is $5 for adults, free for ACHA members and children. Free children’s activities for all tours include “Indoor Forest” and “Round the World” activities for children, plus free take-home ornament kits.
On Saturday, December 3rd from 12:30 to 1 pm, and 1:30 to 2 pm the Helderberg Madrigal Singers will present a free caroling program on the porch of the Ten Broeck Mansion. On Sunday, December 11th the Capital District Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will present historical embroidery demonstrations.
On Saturday, December 17th from 11 am to noon, “Sinterklaas” the Dutch St. Nicholas and the patron saint of children will be available for free family photos outdoors and holiday stories on the Mansion’s decorated porch. At the same time is a free Children’s Tea Party with tea tasting and tea chest treasure box project. Attendees will learn about holiday and food traditions from around the world. This program is free and open to the public, with pre-registeration required.
The ACHA will present free Arts & Culture Talks on Wednesdays at 7 pm via Zoom. Presentations include: Holiday Fiber Art with Dr. Krysta Dennis, Siena College on December 14th; and Songs of Christmas Past with Julie Johnson, DAR Museum on December 21st. Pre-registration is required.
The Ten Broeck Mansion also features a Wreath Sale and Museum Shop sale, featuring wreaths and artisanal goods designed and made by local garden clubs and artisans. Artisan shop hours Fridays, 12:30 to 3:30 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 3 pm from December 2nd through 18th.
The community is invited to bring non-perishable food items, which the ACHA will distribute to a local food pantry.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the ACHA’s website.