The Albany County Historical Association and 11 other museums, historic, and cultural sites throughout Albany County are presenting a Path Through History Day on Saturday October 7 from 11 am until 4 pm.
Registrants will receive walking, biking, or driving tour maps with their choice of the “Flatts” or “Hills” options (about 1 hour and 2 hours of driving, respectively). The free tours provide the opportunity to stop at 11 historic sites and museums open for the tour.
As participants travel by foot, bike, or car, they may also learn about up to 40 additional wayside historic sites along the various routes. Bicycle, walking, and shorter tour options available. Participants may visit any of the participating stops from 11 am until 4 pm and learn more about their history from historical interpreters. All events are free.
Starting at the Ten Broeck Mansion is recommended. Free off-street parking in Livingston Avenue parking lot. The maps allow participants to explore the following historic themes: A Revolutionary People (Revolutionary War, Reform, Abolition), Education, Women’s Lives, and Immigration, Ethnicity & Identity.
At the Ten Broeck Mansion, participants may enjoy free walk-through tours and free kids’ history exploration activities, plus information on the tours. Participants can meet with representatives from the African American Archives of Columbia County, Rapp Road Historical Association, and Friends of the Pruyn House.
Also October 7 are free talks on research techniques for Albany County and regional history, including a presentation by the African American Archives of Columbia County held at King’s Place, on the western end of the Ten Broeck site.
To Register for the free events and to be sent the exclusive Albany County History Discovery Maps with driving, walking, and bike options, and for further information go to www.tenbroeckmansion.org
Participating institutions are: Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands NY; American Italian Heritage Association & Museum, Albany NY; Irish American Heritage Museum, Albany NY; Historical Society of the Town of Colonie, Colonie NY (presenting Schuyler Flatts); Huyck Preserve & Biological Research Station, Rensselaerville NY; Knox Historical Society Museum, Knox NY (presenting Saddlemire Homestead); Town of Bethlehem Historical Association, Bethlehem NY (presenting Cedar Hill Schoolhouse); Van Schaick Mansion, Cohoes NY; Village of Altamont Archives and Museum, Altamont NY; and New Scotland Historical Association, Voorheesville, NY.
Photo: Ten Broeck Mansion.