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.
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
Albany Archeology Field School
A unique learning experience in the heart of Albany
July 13-17, 2015 daily 8am-3pm. Open to all students in the Capital District entering 6th-10th grade.
Join a team of professional archaeologists from Hartgen Archeological Association, Inc. as they explore the Thomas Elkin's Residence. Elkins was a 19th Century dentist, abolitionist, inventor, and world traveler. The archeological field school provides students the opportunity to learn the scientific techniques of archeological excavation, artifact cataloging, site survey, and mounting exhibits. This five-day curriculum delves into the entire archeological process from hypothesis building to dissemination of scientific results. Campers will also get a "behind the scenes" tour of the New York State Museum and present their findings at an open house at the conclusion of the field school.
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For more information contact Jillian Altenburg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-436-9826. Applications and deposits are due by June 1. Scholarships are available. Please do not pay your deposit online without first contacting Jillian for an application.
ARIA- Celebrating the American Songbook
Bring a blanket, a picnic, and enjoy Jazz in our magnificent Gardens! Sunday July 26, 4pm.
Aria features Mimi O'Neill - soprano/director, Mary Warr Cowans - mezzo soprano, and Tom Torebka - bass baritone. The trio celebrates the American Songbook, with old America favorites and folk songs of Stephen Foster, music of Albert Hay Malotte, and traditional American spirituals, Gershwin favorites, including selections from Porgy and Bess. From musical theater - selections from Carousel, Guys and Dolls, and South Pacific, as well as Stephen Sonheim's, Sweeny Todd, and Kurt Weill's, One Touch of Venus. Also featured - Harold Arlen's - American Icon, Over the Rainbow and selections from Ragtime, the Musical.