Historic Cherry Hill

and the Edward Frisbee Center for Collections & Research

← Back to News Feed

Time Travel at Its Best–The Albany History Fair published May 18, 2018

On May 6th, visitors young and old braved the dreary weather to immerse themselves in the parallel universe that seemed to spring up on the hill above south Pearl Street. World War I – The Albany Home Front was the theme of this year’s History Fair at Historic Cherry Hill–and there seemed to be no end to the choices of how to explore “The War to End All Wars.”  You might view battle scenes through a period view master or climb aboard a ship on its way to France via virtual reality; view WWI artifacts that once belonged to the Cherry Hill family or watch those Rankins–portrayed by live actors in the historic house–learn the details of their son and brother’s death; reconnoiter with a Harlem Hellfighter…take part in a sing along…taste WWI-style cooking…it was all at the fair.

Our sincere thanks to Humanities New York, Siena College, the Hudson River Valley Greenway, the Times Union, the USS Slater, the History Fair Honorary Committee, and the many volunteers who made the event possible!

Photos by Ron Schubin.

Cherry Hill Mansion - Virtual Reality (9 of 14)aCherry Hill Mansion - Exhibits (8 of 47)Cherry Hill Mansion - Hellfighter (6 of 24)aCherry Hill Mansion - Patriotic Eating (4 of 11)aCherry Hill Mansion - Patriotic Eating (9 of 11)Cherry Hill Mansion - Dutch (2 of 2)Cherry Hill Mansion - Dutch (12 of 35)Cherry Hill Mansion - Dutch (19 of 35)Cherry Hill Mansion - Dutch (28 of 35)aCherry Hill Mansion - Artifacts (2 of 13)aCherry Hill Mansion - Artifacts (12 of 13)aCherry Hill Mansion - Artifacts (5 of 13)aCherry Hill Mansion - Artifacts (10 of 13)