Historic Cherry Hill

and the Edward Frisbee Center for Collections & Research


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Your donation will help us bring the Albany History Fair to Capital Region audiences.


Public audiences, heritage partners, and community organizations will once again gather at Albany's Yellow House on the Hill to explore the Capital City's fascinating history on Sunday, May 7 from 12 noon to 4pm.

Our theme this year is Lens on Albany: The Art & History of Photography in the Capital City. There will be special presentations by scholars and artists, themed tours and collection highlights, exhibits by heritage partners, and immersive activities like "cyanotype" making and vintage portrait photo sessions.

The wonderful variety of offerings, which fair-goers look forward to from year to year, will all be trained on exploring photography in Albany- its intersection with technology and culture, its use for memory making and identity creation, its power to spark activisim, its utility for documentation, and its beauty as an art form.




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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