In the interest of public health, the 21st Annual Albany History Fair—originally slated for May 3rd—has been postponed as New Yorkers combat the Coronavirus pandemic, which has impacted so many communities across the globe. We hope to have a new date for the fair soon—as well as a calendar of events for a “condensed” season, which, if abbreviated, will nonetheless be very full.
This year’s fair, “Building Stories,” will explore what the buildings and spaces in our communities tell us about who we are and where we have been…It will spark a quest to find the human stories hidden in the architecture we pass on the street and the places we call “home”…and it will help to answer the questions of why we preserve and how. Co-sponsored by Historic Albany Foundation, we expect to bring you “hard hat” tours of Cherry Hill’s own restoration, a panel discussion on preservation in Albany, and thought-provoking presentations by the region’s resident experts. As always, there will be food, family activities, and all-around fun!
Rest assured that as we go forward, we are working with the Albany County Health Department, monitoring CDC guidelines, and obeying all New York State mandates. While New York is “On Pause,” we look forward to the promise of brighter summer days when we can venture back into our shared public spaces and enjoy the company of friends and loved ones—in real time and in person.
But while staying at home and doing the isolating work of “flattening the curve,” be sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram pages—we’ll be mining our collections to bring you insights, inspiration…and amusement. (We all need a diversion after all!)
Until we meet in person–stay home, and stay healthy.