Wednesday, April 28, 2010

May 2 - Albany History Fair

"Bricks, Posts and Beams: Sustainable Structures of Albany's Past" will highlight Historic Cherry Hill's coming restoration efforts. Highlights: restoration tour of the historic house, tours of the Edward Frisbee Center for Collections and Research, music by Tamarac, exhibits, presentations on the history of the South End by city historian Tony Opalka and the restoration of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, family games and more.

When: Sunday, May 2, noon
Price: Free
Phone: (518) 434-4791

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The USS Slater returns

This weekend, the World War II Destroyer Escort USS Slater returned to its summer dock at Albany. Located near the Port of Albany and the landmark U-Haul Building with its revolving rooftop truck, the ship will once again be open for tours beginning April 28.

For more information on the ship, tours, and other events, please see the website,

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Burgoyne Plaque

Plaque at SUNY Plaza on Broadway at the foot of State Street noting the route traveled by the British officer following his loss at the pivotal Battle of Saratoga. His objective had been to capture Albany, not come here in defeat. However, because of his standing as an officer, "Gentleman Johnny" was a guest at the Schuyler Mansion during his stay here as a prisoner.

For further reading, John Burgoyne at Wikipedia