Thursday, June 01, 2017
Tulip Sale

Order through June 30 
Sponsored by: Albany County HIstorical Association

Spring in Albany means tulips. In 1948 Mayor Corning named the tulip Albany's official flower and Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands designated Orange Wonder to be the Tulip of Albany. The tulip festival began in 1949. We can no longer obtain Orange Wonder, but here at Ten Broeck Mansion we are substituting the spectacular Orange Tulip Flair. It is a 14-16 inch tulip which withstands early cold and rainy spring weather. We plant it every year to honor the tradition of the orange tulip in Albany.

The Albany County Historical Association is offering Flair to you so that you can have a reminder of Albany history in your garden as well! The cost is $30 for 100 tulips which will fill 25 square feet (a 5x5 foot area). 

Click HERE to download a flyer and send it in with your check by June 30th to order tulips!

Friday, June 30, 2017
Trip - A Living History Cruise to The Herkimer House

Friday, June 30,  all day
-- Bus Departs: 8:30 AM (from the lower lot of the Pruyn House - 7 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, NY 12110)
-- Bus Returns: ~ 5:30 PM 
 Sponsored by: The Friends of Pruyn House & the Historical Society of the Town of Colonie

Join for a fun and historically fascinating cruise. Travel thru a hundred year old lock and the tallest lock in New York, relax and enjoy – you’ll be glad you did. (The tour boat, Lil’ Diamond III, is docked at Gems Along the Mohawk, the Official Mohawk Valley Visitor Center.)

We will tour the home of the 18th century, Palatine German farmer, prominent businessman and the hero of the Battle of Oriskany during the American Revolution in 1777, General Nicholas Herkimer. Visitors will marvel at the grandness of this Georgian-style mansion that once stood on the colonial frontier.

Have a tasty lunch on the property by Promised Land BBQ and see a unique 18th Century Chocolate making demonstration with a taste of the past.

The Living History Cruise is not Handicap Accessible


COST: $80 for members, $85 for non-members (includes bus transportation, the Canal Cruise and admissions to the Herkimer House, the luncheon, the Chocolate demonstration and the bus driver tip)

To download a flyer: CLICK HERE

To register: call the Pruyn House (518) 783-1435

Monday, July 10, 2017
Albany Archeology Field School

Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14 - 8 AM to 3 PM daily
Open to all students in the Capital District entering 5th-10th grade.

Presented by Albany County Historical Association

A unique learning experience in the heart of Albany!

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.

Scholarships available.

For more information please visit the Albany County Historical Association website (contact details, application, online payment).

To download a flyer, CLICK HERE.

Registration deadline: June 1.