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.
To take a virtual tour of the gardens at Ten Broeck Mansion, click HERE.Details
- To promote an interest in the historical heritage of the area.
- To acquire, preserve and display articles associated with the history of Berne.
- To locate and catalogue any recorded material pertaining to local history.
- To provide an educational resource.
- To stimulate an appreciation of the historical heritage of the Town of Bethlehem
- To discover, collect and preserve any material which may help illustrate the history
- To cooperate with the town government and with private enterprise in achieving the preservation of historic buildings
- To disseminate historical information concerning the community and it's residents.
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The first Wednesday in April, May, June, September, October and November we hold programs of local and historical interest featuring guest presenters.
The public is invited to these free programs held at 7:00 PM at the Clarksville Community Church.Details
The Mynderse-Frederick House was built in 1802 by Nicholas Mynderse, a merchant from Schenectady, who operated an inn and a tavern. In 1803, Nicholas Mynderse was elected the first supervisor for the newly-formed town of Guilderland, which was previously part of Watervliet. Mynderse served as Town Supervisor for one year. He died in the 1820s and the Guilderland Center property was purchased by Michael Frederick, a descendent of one of the area's early settlers. The house was used as a tavern until 1900 and remained a private family residence until 1940.
During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the house was enlarged and updated. It reflected the changing needs and tastes of the Frederick family. During the 1960s, many of the later additions were removed in an effort to return the house to its original appearance.
In 1974, the house was donated to the Town of Guilderland for use as a museum and for the headquarters of the Guilderland Historical Society.Details
The mission of the Historical Society of the Town of Colonie is to stimulate an appreciation of the historical heritage of the Town of Colonie; to discover, collect and preserve any material which may help illustrate the history of Colonie; to bring about the preservation of historic buildings, monuments and sites; and to disseminate historical information. We accomplish this mission through our speaker’s programs, spring and fall trips to historic areas, publication of our quarterly newsletter, The Historical Oracle, and our collection of historical artifacts.Details
The Saddlemire Homestead was built in 1885 by William C. Crary. In 1973, the Town of Knox purchased the property. It is currently a museum and a venue for programming and tours for the Knox Historical Society.
To take a virtual tour of the Knox Historical Society collection at the Saddlemire Homestead Museum, click HERE.Details
The Town of New Scotland Historical Association preserves, protects and promotes history in the Town of New Scotland through the stewardship of material culture directly related to the town. Our purpose is to promote an appreciation of local history, heritage, and culture through research, publications and educational programs.Details