Historic Cherry Hill

and the Edward Frisbee Center for Collections & Research


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Back to School, Back to Cherry Hill

Historic Cherry Hill's mission is to educate. Each year we host area schools for our award-winning and engaging programs like the Hudson River Trading Game. In the spirit of the back-to-school season, help us keep our programs affordable and accessible to all students in the Capital District with a donation to our Education programs...because history isn't just in the books!To make a donation in support of Historic Cherry Hill's school programs, please click on the "Donate" button above.


Margaret Eighmey Memorial


The Cherry Hill community recently lost a dear member. Margaret E. Eighmey passed away on July 28, 2019 at the age of 91.  She is survived by two nieces, a great-niece and a great-nephew.  Margaret had a long career in public relations, both in the public and private sectors.  She was also a volunteer at the Albany Institute of History and Art and the Albany Visitors’ Bureau. 


We will remember Margaret best as the consummate Historic Cherry Hill volunteer - articulate, fascinated by history, and able to convey a story in a compelling and often humorous way.   With her fierce intelligence and razor sharp wit, Margaret was a delight to be around as a friend and volunteer.  Her loss will be felt deeply and her dedication to Cherry Hill will not be forgotten. 


Margaret’s family suggested that friends who wish to remember Margaret in a special way may donate to Historic Cherry Hill.  We are grateful for the honor. To donate, please click on the donate button above. Please also email lauren@historiccherryhill.org to note the purpose of your donation.




Collection Connection

As the $2 million restoration of Albany's best documented historic site speeds toward the finish line, Historic Cherry Hill has launched the Collection Connection paver campaign.  Your paver will join others in improving access to the Edward Frisbee Center for Collections & Research and better connect it with the collections exhibited in the 1787 historic structure.  The Frisbee Center is home to 70,000 objects and documents directly related to the Van Rensselaer family, and together with the furnishings on display in the house, the two facilities attract a growing number of local, national, and international researchers.

Use the landscape of one of Albany's treasured historic sites to celebrate, memorialize, or give a gift to loved ones.  Or let the world know about your favorite Cherry Hill object, story, family member, feature or historical snippet!  Your support through the purchase of a brick (or two!) will help complete the restoration effort and grand re-opening to the public in 2018.


To purchase a paver, please click on the link below, and complete the order form.  You may then make payment online by clicking on the "Donate" button above. Thank you!


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