The 214-year-old Ten Broeck Mansion is the headquarters of the Albany County Historical Association, (ACHA), a non-profit state-chartered organization that helps preserve and exemplify the history and heritage of New York's Capital Region. The association owns and operates the Ten Broeck Mansion, designated by New York State as a "historic house museum", and its programs, and is active in the community as an educational entity and catalyst for historic preservation.
For decades now, the location has drawn numerous events, from cabaret to magic shows, ghostly tours, springtime teas, musical concerts and much more. The growing historic neighborhood now includes a restored carriage house one block west of the mansion. The building has been turned into a gallery, office and meeting space, and modern apartment rental space.
Did you know that Jamestown, Virginia was the earliest English settlement but Jamestown was abandoned in 1699 making Dutch Albany the oldest continuous European settlement in the original thirteen English colonies? Read about the earliest Van Rensselaers, Schuylers, Ten Broecks, Yates and Lansings and more in this new and in-depth publication.
Hess is the author of 3 previous books about people buried in the Albany Rural Cemetery. As owner of Albany Steel, he is a prominent Albany businessman and former President of the Board for the Albany Rural Cemetery.
Click here: People of Albany - The First 200 Years
This Winter, the ACHA presents
Our Holiday Shop will be open during the season and on Black Friday, November 29th from 12pm to 4pm!
We have an array of goods including kids toys, ornaments, handcrafted items, stocking stuffers, official Ten Broeck mugs and note paper, and historic books for sale!
Walk-in tours for the season are over. Please call for an appointment to tour the mansion.
The Mansion may be rented for a private event such as a wedding, reception or party. Read an article on vintage wedding ideas from Brides magazine, perhaps the mansion could be the perfect venue for your big day.
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