Historic Cherry Hill

and the Edward Frisbee Center for Collections & Research


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Our virtual Albany History Fair this year will explore the theme “Every Month, Black History Month.”  Co-sponsored with the Underground Railroad Education Center, we will work with heritage partners and community organizations to showcase Albany’s stories celebrating African American history and life—through virtual tours, Facebook live events, webinars, social media posts, and an interactive map plotting the rich and heretofore unknown world of Afro-American Cherry Hill resident, William James Knapp (1843-1885).

This year’s fair will span the entire month of May—but as the fair title suggests, it will not end there. Your support on the History Fair Honorary Committee will not only support the 22nd Annual Albany History Fair—it will empower us to continue our research and interpretive initiatives to shine the light on African American history every day.  Because, after all, Every Month Is Black History Month.


Join the Honorary Committee



Many thanks to the 22nd Annual Albany History Fair Honorary Committee!



Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area




Maryrita Dobiel


Connie Frisbee Houde


Stewart's Shops



Barbara Baciewicz

Mardi Crawford & Martin Hatcher

Loren & Bridget Place

Selkirk Community Fund


Bradley & Paige Allen

Marjorie Brague

Kirk Cornwell & Claire Pospisil

Paul Gariepy

Conrad & Nancy Kress

Keith Lee

Deirdre Leland

Kathy Odabashian

William Schroeder

Ivan Steen

Paul & Mary Liz Stewart

Congressman Paul Tonko


Doris Bedell

Douglas Bucher

James Campbell

George & Patricia Cefferillo

Patricia Fahy

Sharon Gale & Ron Terry

Janet E. Gargiulo

Sandi Hackman

Liselle LaFrance

Patricia Mackenzie

Chuck & Barbara Manning

Janine Moon

Robert Nottke

Charles & Alice Senrick

Mr. & Mrs. Edwin J. Tobin


Carol Anderson

Dominick Calsolaro

Rebecca Meli Curtain

Donald & Ann Eberle

Carol Jackson

David & Sheila Kiehle

Jacqueline Vilmany

Sharon Wesley




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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