In the 18th and 19th centuries, a popular Albany custom was the New Year's Day social calls. The lady of the house would remain at home and open her door to callers in honor of the day. A remnant of this custom lingers in the New Year's Day open house at the Governor's Mansion on Eagle Street.
If you would like to register for the event, please see the link below:
You must register by December 27 and, if they receive too many applications, names will be drawn by lottery.
It's a terrific chance to look inside one of Albany's most famous residences.