Historic Cherry Hill

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We Need Your Help to Shape a New Tour Experience at Historic Cherry Hill! published May 16, 2023

Historic Cherry Hill's logo: "Historic Cherry Hill: Turning History Upside Down"

For the past three years, Historic Cherry Hill has been on a mission to reinterpret the historic house museum for the 21st century.

We are in the middle of a multi-year project to research and interpret the experiences of people who were previously excluded from the historical record, like Dinah Jackson, William James Knapp, and Molly O’Shaughnessy.

Image of the 1880s household.

We’re working with experts in the fields of American history, local history, museum interpretation, exhibit design, and dialogic tours. We’ve conducted public focus groups and surveys to identify themes. And we’ve already begun to use new research to create better school programs, in partnership with other historic sites.

As we look to re-imagine the Cherry Hill tour and exhibition experience, we are looking for public input. We need your help!

Our team has created prototypes for new museum exhibits. We are looking for members of the public to spend about 30 minutes reviewing and answering questions about the proposed items during one of the following times:

–Between 4 and 7pm on Thursday, May 25, 2023


–Between 2 and 5pm on Friday, May 26, 2023

The survey will take place at at Historic Cherry Hill, 523 1/2 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12202.

Feedback would be anonymous, with a 3rd party consultant.

Participants will receive a $15 gift card and refreshments as appreciation for their time and honest feedback.

To RSVP please fill out this 1 question Google Form: https://forms.gle/JF8QoDrHGXJe5iuV7.

For questions, please contact the Director of Education at shawna@historiccherryhill.org.