The People of Prospect: An Exploration of the Historic Ten Broeck Mansion

Did you know that Abraham Ten Broeck was a Brigadier General in the American Revolution? Or that his wife, Elizabeth Van Rennselear, was a member of one of the oldest and wealthiest Dutch families in New York? Join us in travelling back in time to Colonial Albany and learn about the people who lived in Prospect, an estate built by one of Albany's most prominent residents, Abraham Ten Broeck. As students enter Prospect, they will be transported back over 200 years! Educators will invite them to explore the experiences of all the homes residents, including free and enslaved woman, children and men. Students will learn how the stories of these people connect to the larger story of Albany and our nation.   

Information For Educators

Our American history program aligns with Common Core learning standards for social studies education for grades four through six. We provide hands on opportunities and invite inquiry and discussion. We strive to provide an enriching experience for a variety of learning styles.

Duration of program: 90 minutes
$30 per class
One class per visit
One Chaperone per 10 students
Contact: Karen Giordano
Education Coordinator
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