The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation (along Honorary Co-Chairs Heather and Brian Straughter) are set to welcome spring with the 2019 Historic Homes Tour, on Saturday, May 11th, from 10 am to 4 pm. This event offers the rare opportunity to see the interiors of private historic homes of the East Side neighborhood of Saratoga Springs. [Read more…] about 2019 Saratoga Springs Historic Homes Tour
The Schenectady County Historical Society has announced a number of walking tours set to begin in May. Popular tours like “Scandalous Schenectady” and “Schenectady Suds” will return this summer, along with new tours that explore hot spots like Little Italy, State and Jay Streets, and downtown Scotia. [Read more…] about New Season of Walking Tours Celebrates Schenectady
The Albany County Historical Association’s annual Living History Day has been set for Sunday, May 5th, from noon to 4 pm at the Ten Broeck Mansion in Albany. This year’s theme, “Albany in the Roarin’ 20s,” will explore the history of Albany County through the decade’s arts, culture, and historic happenings. [Read more…] about Roarin’ 20s Albany Living History Day
The 20th Annual Albany History Fair has been set for Sunday, May 5th, at Historic Cherry Hill from noon to 4 pm. This years theme will be Albany – The Great American Story, and will delve into the Capital City’s literary history, draw from local collections to examine the cultural history of reading and writing, and use the art of storytelling to illuminate the human narratives embedded in the history at Cherry Hill and beyond. [Read more…] about 20th Annual Albany History Fair Set for May 5th
The handwritten manuscript draft of New York State’s 1777 state constitution, adopted in Kingston on April 20, 1777, will be on public display on the 11th floor of the Cultural Education Center, 222 Madison Avenue, Albany, from Monday, April 15 through Saturday, April 20 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The display marks the 242nd anniversary of the state constitution and the establishment of New York as a state. [Read more…] about Handwritten Draft of NY’s First Constitution in Albany April 15-20
In honor of the Year of the Woman, The Capital Region Dance Alliance announces the return of its popular program, Dancing Through Time. The program combines movement, lecture and video, highlighting the inspiration of women and their influence in American dance. [Read more…] about Women and American Dance History Classes in Saratoga
USS Slater is scheduled to open to the public on Wednesday, April 3rd at 10 am. This year will mark the ship’s 22nd season on the Hudson River in Albany, New York.
There have been tremendous changes to the ship since she first arrived, and the USS Slater is considered among the best restored and most historically accurate ships remaining from the Second World War. [Read more…] about USS Slater Opens April 3rd in Albany
The Albany Institute of History & Art is set to host a lecture with Elle Shushan on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 2 pm. The lecture is open to the public and included with admission.
Elle Shushan brings her extensive knowledge of portrait miniatures to the lecture “How America Found its Face: Portrait Miniatures in the New Republic.” The talk explores how the new republic’s optimism influences the more open and lighter style of American portrait miniatures in the early nineteen century. Shushan explains how the American characteristics of the new style influence artists such as Gilbert Stuart and George Savage. [Read more…] about Portrait Miniatures in the New Republic Albany Lecture
Oliveira grew up in the Albany area and is also author of a novel about a Civil War physician, My Name is Mary Sutter. Sutter is a major character in Winter Sisters. Her book was chosen as the Amsterdam Reads selection for 2019. [Read more…] about 19th Century Albany Topic of Historical Novel
The Albany Institute of History & Art is set to host a Jewelry Appraisal Day in partnership with Mark Lawson Antiques on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 10:30 am to 2 pm.
Interested participants are welcome to come to the museum to have local appraiser Mark Lawson and a team of certified gemologists appraise the market value of jewelries. Appraisals will be $5 per piece with a limit of three per person. Appraisals will be verbal appraisals. [Read more…] about Jewelry Appraisals Event At Albany Institute