Partner with Historic Cherry Hill on #BuildingStories, an innovative take on our History Fair tradition for a year that is anything but “normal.” Join a community-wide virtual exploration of Albany’s built environment, of how spaces and structures impact our lives, and of the “how” and “why” of preservation. There will be interactive maps, virtual walking tours, a Facebook Watch party, curated social media content, and more. As we emerge from quarantine, now is the perfect time to think about how physical spaces define, impact, or reflect how we live and have lived together in communities. Your support will enable us to deliver thought-provoking programs all summer—while piloting digital initiatives that will build our capacity to serve audiences long into the future.
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!