The Albany County Historical Association has partnered with Confetti Stage to present “A Summer Afternoon’s Dream: Shakespeare Monologues in the Ten Broeck Gardens,” set for Saturday August 22 from 2 to 3:30 pm. [Read more…] about Shakespeare Monologues in Ten Broeck Gardens
USS Slater, the last Destroyer Escort afloat in America, is expected to depart Staten Island via tugboats on Friday, August 21 at 10:30 am for her voyage back to Albany following shipyard repairs.
The voyage is expected to take approximately 20 hours, but due to traffic on the river it is impossible to predict arrival times. [Read more…] about UPDATE: USS Slater Return to Albany Delayed
This August, the Albany Institute of History & Art is set to present “Voices of HerStory,” a series of public programs exploring diverse perspectives on the women’s suffrage movement and its continuing legacy today. [Read more…] about Albany Institute Presenting ‘Voices of HerStory’ Virtual Programs
Schuyler Mansion, located at 32 Catherine Street in Albany’s historic South End, was the 18th century home of Revolutionary War Major-General Philip Schuyler (1733–1804) and his family.
The Mansion has reopened to the public, by reservation only. All tours will be an Open House (self-guided) format, directed by staff, and limited to 10 people max. [Read more…] about Schuyler Mansion Reopens for Reserved Tours
The Ten Broeck Mansion, home of the Albany County Historical Association, has reopened for tours.
The Mansion is featuring new exhibits in its museum spaces. New exhibits include displays in the 1880s Butler’s Pantry, an exhibit comparing dining in the Federalist period to the late Victorian era, an exhibit on the Ten Broeck Mansion gardens, and display of a historic Dutch family Bible. [Read more…] about Ten Broeck Mansion Announces Tours, New Exhibits
The Albany Institute of History & Art is set to re-open its doors to the public on Saturday, July 25th. The museum will re-open with new protocols in place to help create a safe environment. [Read more…] about Albany Institute of History & Art Reopening Saturday
A new full-color digital graphic novel by the Association of the United States Army Book Program, Medal of Honor: Henry Johnson, recognizes the remarkable acts of Henry Johnson of Albany during the First World War.
USS Slater, the last Destroyer Escort afloat in America, is expected to depart Albany via tugboats on Sunday, July 5th at 7 am for her voyage to Staten Island for shipyard repairs.
The voyage is expected to take approximately 20 hours, but due to traffic on the river it is impossible to predict arrival times. Updates on USS Slater‘s location will be posted on Facebook throughout the day. [Read more…] about UPDATE: USS Slater Headed Down The Hudson
The Albany Institute of History & Art has announced the launch of a new 3D digital tour of their Hudson River School exhibition.
The Albany Institute has one of the largest collections of Hudson River School style paintings and now, visitors can explore the landscapes and scenes of the Hudson River School painters from anywhere in the world. [Read more…] about Hudson River School Exhibit Digital Tour Launched
Noted local historical archeologist David R. Starbuck has said that the interconnected routes from the Richelieu River at the north end of Lake Champlain to Albany has the highest density of military sites in North America in the 1700s.
The large military encampments that attended the big campaigns of that era were among the largest cities in America, albeit for short intervals. [Read more…] about Settler Fears of Indian Conflict Near Albany Before 1664