Welcome to Ten Broeck Mansion
Albany County Historical Association was founded in 1945. It is a private, not-for-profit educational corporation headquartered at the historic Ten Broeck Mansion in the Arbor Hill neighborhood of the city of Albany, New York. The mission of the ACHA is to preserve, present, and promote the rich history and culture of Albany County.
Albany County Historical Association
at the Ten Broeck Mansion
The Ten Broeck Mansion, historic house museum and the home of the Albany County Historical Association, is currently seeking a fall intern to assist in writing a catalog that displays and explains the prominent historical objects and architectural design of the house. Objects and architectural motifs will be photographed, researched, explained, and arranged chronologically and thematically. This catalog will be written to provide a resource for docents, and may be printed for the public in the future.
The fall intern will conduct research in our collections database and prepare instructive historical summaries for several selected objects and architectural motifs of the Ten Broeck Mansion. The goal is to develop a presentable visual catalog that will include images of these objects and architectural motifs with historical explanations that work as a platform for telling the story of the house from 1798 to the present. The intern will conduct the research, develop a summary report of findings, and present the work to the Program and Education Committee in November. The intern will collaborate with the Assistant Administrator and receive a $500 stipend upon the successful completion of the internship (120 hours).
We are seeking a current undergraduate or graduate student, and we are happy to work with universities in order to help the eligible student receive academic credit. We are especially interested in graduate students in Museum Studies, Curatorial Studies, and Public History. Students majoring in History, Art History, and English are also encouraged to apply. We prefer (but do not require) some experience with Microsoft Access or a comparable database (e.g. Filemaker). The student will also be working with our existing docent information and existing information from our collections.
As an organization with an educational mission, we encourage our interns to use this experience as a means for professional development. As a result, we welcome all our interns to attend any relevant board meetings, programs and events sponsored by ACHA, as well as meetings with other cultural education centers and experts as they arise.
We can adjust schedules as needed, but we are looking to have an intern who can ideally work on Thursdays and Fridays, 12-hours a week, for a total of 10 weeks. The museum is open from 8am-4pm, but up to 40 of those internship hours can be completed outside of our normal office hours when researching at the New York State Archives, or in mansion on the weekends.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, a resume, and a 5-10 page writing sample to email@example.com with “Fall Internship” as the subject of the email. Application deadline is September 15th.
An Evening With General Grant
Steve Trimm will present an lecture on General Grant. "An Evening with General Grant," will weave together stories from the General's life; war, his evolution on race relations, relations with American Indians, and even love.
$5/ Free for ACHA Members
Murder At The Mansion
MURDER MYSTERY AT THE TEN BROECK MANSION
Saturday September 12, from 6-8pm - Tickets: $35/ ACHA Member: $30 ($5 more at the door)
It's 1890, the height of the Gilded Age, and banking tycoon Dudley Olcott is hosting a summer garden party at his Arbor Hill estate, the Ten Broeck Mansion. The Olcotts are known for their soirees and there's no shortage of famous guests who may attend; luckily you're invited. Mingle with the Vanderbilts, John Jacob Astor IV, and his unlikable wife Lady Astor. Enjoy drinks, hor d'oeuvres and live music in the mansion's enchanting gardens and elegant parlors. But don't let your guard down, the evening might take a deadly turn.
Tickets include show and hor d'oeuvres, cash bar available.