• 9 Ten Broeck Place, Albany, NY 12201
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Ten Broeck Mansion

Home of the Albany County Historical Association

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Membership & Support

The Albany County Historical Association is a hands-on organization open to anyone, regardless of place of residence, with an interest in historic preservation. All we ask is that you consider attending some of our events, lending a volunteer hand from time to time, and contributing a nominal sum in support of the many restoration and activity programs of the Ten Broeck Mansion.


Our tour hours are May-Oct
For other dates, please call or email for appt.

Thursday & Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1pm - 4pm


General: $5
Students & Seniors: $4
Children 12 & under: $3
Member admission: free

A Book Makes a Great Gift!

People of Albany: The First 200 Years by Peter J. Hess
Did you know that Jamestown, Virginia was the earliest English settlement but Jamestown was abandoned in 1699 making Dutch Albany the oldest continuous European settlement in the original thirteen English colonies?


Welcome to Ten Broeck Mansion

Albany County Historical Association was founded in 1945. It is a private, not-for-profit educational corporation headquartered at the historic Ten Broeck Mansion in the Arbor Hill neighborhood of the city of Albany, New York. The mission of the ACHA is to preserve, present, and promote the rich history and culture of Albany County.

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Upcoming Events

ACHA Annual Meeting

Dear Albany County Historical Association Member,

At the direction of the Board of Trustees of the Albany County Historical Association, I am writing to inform you that the Annual Meeting of the Members of the Association will be held at 4 p.m. on June 11, 2015. The purpose of this meeting is to elect Officers and Trustees, to receive reports of the Officers and Committees, and for transacting any other business that may arise.

The Nominating Committee, composed of Worth Gretter, Claudia Engelhardt, Eric Johnson, Maeve McEneny and Randy Patten, has nominated the following persons for Trustee (Class of 2018.)

Rachel Bournique, Wendy Burch, Emma Forbes, Maeve McEneny, and Victor Mahoney

Trustees re-nominated to serve an additional three-year term:

Claudia Engelhardt, Worth Gretter, Joanne Justice

Officers nominated to serve a one-year term:

President: Jennifer Dorsey

First Vice President: Paula Hemmings

Second Vice President: Joanne Justice

Treasurer: Stephanie Ferentinos

Secretary: Worth Gretter

The meeting will be held at The University Club, 141 Washington Ave, Albany, New York. Following the meeting will be a reception and meet and greet with our new Board Trustees. The cost of the reception is $20.00 and includes hors d’oeuvres, cash bar will be available. If you’d like to attend the reception Please R.S.V.P. by June 8th.


Sharon Calka


A History of Chess for Kids

Saturday June 20, 1pm

This one's for the young and old alike! Learn about chess around the world from its origins in India, to the brutal days of the 19th century chess, to the refinement of the game in the Soviet Union, to the game changer of chess computers. Coach Ryan will be presenting his personal collection of antique reproduction chess pieces. 

Afterwards the kids are invited to take the Ten Broeck Challenge. Coach Ryan will choose a historical opening, and a tournament will take place where the first several moves will be predetermined. This means you'll need to study your chess history, because he can pick any opening he chooses! The winner of the chess history tournament will receive a trophy and family membership to Ten Broeck Mansion. $5 suggested donation, Reservations strongly encouraged. 

Garden Talks and Teas

In Partnership with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners

Listen and learn about various horticultural topics in our beautiful gardens, and then enjoy a tea and hors d'oeuvres ouside or in our 1798 parlors. Pre-paid reservations encouraged, $15 per person.

Wednesday June 24, 1pm.
“Shaker Herbs and Gardening” by Cathie Gifford.

Wednesday July 22, 1pm.
"Monet's Garden" by Sue Pezzolla

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