Events

Events

Sunday, October 01, 2017
Ongoing Exhibit - Arrowheads & Stone Points

September through November
On the second floor of the Pruyn House, 207 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, NY 12110
Sponsored by: Historical Society of the Town of Colonie

To download an event flyer, CLICK HERE


Thursday, October 19, 2017
Slavery & Freedom

Thursday, October 19 at 7 PM
Cedar Hill Schoolhouse, 1003 River Road, Selkirk
Sponsored by: Bethlehem Historical Association

Dr. Michael Lucas presents his talk Slavery and Freedom for the Bethlehem Historical Association at 7 PM on Thursday, October 19 at the Cedar Hill Schoolhouse Museum, 1003 River Road, Selkirk.

Enslaved people of African and Native American descent were used as the primary labor force in New York until gradual emancipation abolished the institution in 1827. Although the number of slaves per household was smaller in New York than southern plantations, several wealthy landowners retained over 5 slaves on their rural estates, including the Nicoll-Sill house in Bethlehem. Dr. Lucas’ talk will look at what history and archaeology tell us about the strategies used by these families during the transition from slavery to freedom.

Michael Lucas is the Curator of Historical Archaeology at the New York State Museum. He received his Ph.D. in American studies from the University of Maryland. In addition to his studies on slavery and its aftermath in the Hudson Valley, he also conducts comparative research on eighteenth century development of New York City and Albany using the historical archaeology collections at the museum.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Join us afterwards for refreshments and conversation.

Pictured above is Caesar, who was a slave on the Nicoll-Sill property. The New York Historical Society holds the original Daguerreotype. 


Sunday, October 22, 2017
An Afternoon with the People of Colonial Albany and their Neighbors

Sunday, October 22 at 2 PM
William K. Sanford (Colonie) Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Road 
Sponsored by: Historical Society of the Town of Colonie

Enjoy a musical and visual introduction to the lives of the diverse people who founded and built the city of Albany in a program guaranteed to captivate any audience group.

This presentation identifies relevant themes, raises pertinent issues, and places Albany within larger historical contexts. Hosted by Stefan Bielinski, founder and emeritus director of the Colonial Albany Social History Project at the New York State Museum, this hour-long presentation calls on the best historic and recreated images of life in the pre-industrial city and is accompanied by the engaging “Albany ~ a song of Community”. 

Stefan Bielinski is the founder and director of the Colonial Albany Social History Project, a model community history program at the New York State Museum. For more than forty years, he has been a community historian. In June 2013, he retired from his position as Senior Historian in the History Office of the New York State Museum. and in 2014 was the recipient of its Herbert H. Lehman medal for distinguished service.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Historic Haunted Pub Crawl - Day 3 - SOLD OUT

Wednesday, October 25  ALL TOURS ARE SOLD OUT (see below for wait list information)
Three Departure Times: 5:30 PM, 6:15 PM, 7 PM - Rain or Shine
Tour Leaves from: Ten Broeck Mansion, 9 Ten Broeck, Albany, NY 12210

Presented by Albany County Historical Association & Historic Albany Foundation

Join Historic Albany Foundation, Ten Broeck Mansion and The Original Albany Ghost Tour for a paranormal pub crawl like you've never experienced before - A haunted historic tour of Ten Broeck Mansion and Downtown Albany! 

To be added to the waitlist, please email info@historic-albany.org or CLICK HERE.

Details

Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Fundraiser - Election Day Bake Sale - Bethlehem Historical Association

Tuesday, November 7 during normal polling hours
Cedar Hill Schoolhouse, 1003 River Road, Selkirk
Sponsored by: Bethlehem Historical Association


Thursday, November 16, 2017
ACHA 3rd Annual Holiday Gala at 677 Prime

Thursday, November 16 
Angelo's 677 Prime
677 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207

Sponsored by: Albany County Historical Association

Savor a three-course dinner and mingle with like-minded supporters of history education, preservation. Join the Honorary Committee and honor our distinguished guest Susan Holland, Executive Director of the Historic Albany Foundation.

To purchase tickets, visit the Albany County Historical Association website.


Thursday, November 16, 2017
Mapping David Vaughan’s New York

Thursday, November 16 at 7 PM
Cedar Hill Schoolhouse, 1003 River Road, Selkirk
Sponsored by: Bethlehem Historical Association

Program: Mapping David Vaughan's New York

Presenter: Craig Williams

David Vaughan’s mapping of the enlargement of the Erie Canal is best known for his keen observations of life along the canal in the 1840’s.

For more information, please visit the Bethlehem Historical Association website.


Sunday, December 03, 2017
Annual Silver Tea

Sunday, December 3, 1 pm-4 pm
Cedar Hill Schoolhouse, 1003 River Road, Selkirk, NY 12158
Sponsored by: Bethlehem Historical Association

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Monday, December 04, 2017
Holiday Open House - Bethlehem Historical Association

Sunday, December 3, 1 pm-4 pm
Cedar Hill Schoolhouse, 1003 River Road, Selkirk, NY 12158
Sponsored by: Bethlehem Historical Association

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
“Out and About” Visits - The Pruyn House, Colonie

Tuesday, December 12 10 at 10:30 AM

Sponsored by: Bethlehem Historical Association

Visit the Pruyn House in Colonie, NY.

Registration required.


Thursday, January 18, 2018
David Lithgow - Albany Artist

Thursday, January 18 at 2 PM
Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY
Sponsored by: Bethlehem Historical Association

Program: David Lithgow - Albany Artist

Presenter: Bob Mulligan and Randy Patten

Presentation of the life and works of Albany’s foremost muralist and sculptor during first half of the 20th century.

For more information, please visit the Bethlehem Historical Association.


Thursday, February 15, 2018
Aconite and Agony: A Tale of 19th Century Medicine in Bethlehem NY

Thursday, February 15 at 2 PM
Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY
Sponsored by: Bethlehem Historical Association

Program: Aconite and Agony - A Tale of 19th Century Medicine in Bethlehem NY

Presenter: Stuart Lehman

Exploration of medical practices in 19th century and how a local case made medical history.

For more information, please visit the Bethlehem Historical Association website.


Thursday, March 15, 2018
Lucy Larcom: New England Mill Worker

Thursday, March 15 at 7 PM
Cedar Hill Schoolhouse, 1003 River Road, Selkirk
Sponsored by: Bethlehem Historical Association

Program: Lucy Larcom - New England Mill Worker

Presenter: Phyllis Chapman

First person presentation of a young worker in the textile mills in 1840’s.

For more information, please visit the Bethlehem Historical Association website.


Thursday, April 19, 2018
Images of Childhood - 400 years Through Time

Thursday, April 19 at 7 PM
Cedar Hill Schoolhouse, 1003 River Road, Selkirk
Sponsored by: Bethlehem Historical Association

Program: Images of Childhood - 400 years Through Time

Presenter: Marilyn Sassi

Illustrated talk on children from the late 16th c through the early 20th c. – covering aspects of child’s life with comparisons of working classes/wealthy and English/Dutch.

For more information, please visit the Bethlehem Historical Association website.


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