At the 20th Annual Albany History Fair this year, public audiences and heritage partners will come together to explore the theme “Albany • The Great American Story.” Together, we will delve into the Capital City’s literary history, draw from local collections to examine the cultural history of reading and writing, and use the art of storytelling to illuminate the human narratives embedded in the history at Cherry Hill and beyond.
Please join Historic Cherry Hill in honoring Pulitzer Prize winner and native son, William Kennedy, Honorary Chair of the History Fair, for his enormous contributions to Albany’s literary identity—by adding your name to the Honorary Committee. The fair will run from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 5th and will be immediately followed by a reception honoring Mr. Kennedy for Honorary Committee members.
To join the History Fair Honorary Committee, please click on the link below, and fill out sign-up form. Then make your online donation by clicking on the "donate " button above. You may also mail a check to Historic Cherry Hill, 523 1/2 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12202.
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!