We are pleased to announce that the offices of Assemblymembers John McDonald and Patricia Fahy each secured $10,000 toward Historic Cherry Hill’s reopening and educational programs. “For decades, Historic Cherry Hill has provided Capital Region residents and visitors with an opportunity to be immersed in our area’s rich historical and cultural past dating back to 1787, when the original structure was built,” said Assemblymember Patricia Fahy. “I was proud to secure a grant to help Historic Cherry Hill not only continue to preserve a piece of Albany’s material history, but to continue teaching younger generations about the stories of people who made that history.”
State Senator Neil Breslin was similarly able to secure $20,000 to support our education programs. These funds complement a successful “Back to School, Back to Historic Cherry Hill” fundraiser earlier this month, which raised $4,000 through social media. The September fundraiser highlighted our award-winning school programs, with special focus on our the Hudson River Trading Game, run in conjunction with the Albany Visitors Center while the house is under restoration. We were invited to offer the game at Crailo State Historic Site’s Harvest Faire on September 14 and to present on the acclaimed school program at the Greater Hudson Heritage Network conference earlier this week. Next year, we’ll be bringing back our onsite programs, Voices from the Hill and Different Voices, Different Truths, and Senator Breslin’s allocations will help us to ramp back up to our capacity to bring students back to Cherry Hill.