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. [Read more…] about Albany County-Wide History Driving, Walking, and Bike Tours
Van Schaick Mansion
Peter Gansevoort Jr. was born into the Dutch aristocracy of Albany to Harman Gansevoort (1712–1801) and Magdalena Douw (1718–1796). His younger brother Leonard Gansevoort, was politically active, serving in the state assembly and senate, as well as the Continental Congress. [Read more…] about Albany’s Peter Gansevoort, “The Hero of Stanwix”
The mile-and-a-half Delaware Avenue Heritage Corridor connects Green Island with Waterford, proceeds through Cohoes and north to Peebles Island State Park. The Corridor includes the Van Schaick Mansion, Matton Shipyard and Peebles Island State Park and follows the Delaware Avenue Trail portion of the State-wide Empire State Trail. [Read more…] about Cohoes Delaware Avenue Heritage Corridor History Event
The public is invited to explore Delaware Avenue in Cohoes on Saturday, June 11th from 11 am to 4 pm.
A coalition of community organizations will be showcasing the corridor’s rich history with free re-enactments, walks, talks, and performances. [Read more…] about Cohoes’ Delaware Avenue History Celebration On Saturday
The New Netherland Institute (NNI), which is currently commemorating the 1614 establishment of Fort Nassau in Albany, has announced their Annual General Meeting (featuring a tour of the Van Schaick Mansion and a short talk by Russell Shorto); the line-up for the 37th New Netherland Seminar; and an opportunity to win a commemorative quilt. [Read more…] about New Netherland Institute News And Events