4th Annual Gala at Cornerstone at the Plaza, September 13th

Please join us on September 13th at 6pm for our Harvest Gala! Enjoy a delicious dinner at the Cornerstone at the Plaza and raise a glass to history! It is our Gala tradition to honor a community member for their work on behalf of Albany history. We are pleased to announce that the ACHA will honor Norman Rice, past Executive Director of the Albany Institute of History and Art, at the 2018 Harvest Gala. As you well know, Norman is a local legend. He came to Albany fresh out of Harvard College in 1953 to take a curator position at the Albany Institute of History of Art. By 1967, he was the Executive Director, and under his leadership the Albany Institute gained national recognition for its exploration, evaluation, and promotion of the art and material culture of the Hudson River Valley.

While serving as Albany City Historian between 1966 and 1987, Norman earned a reputation as a skillful booster of local history. Over the decades, he generously shared his expertise in art conservation and museum collections with the many nonprofit organizations that steward Albany’s cultural heritage. Norman has also modeled volunteerism, serving as a trustee or a chairman for several nonprofit organizations. Today, Norman claims the unofficial title of longest serving board member of the Albany Rural Cemetery: he was appointed in 1967.


We hope you will join us for a fun-filled night in honor of a great man and a great cause. Your service on the Honorary Committee illustrates your continued commitment to our shared mission to preserve, promote, and protect the Capital Region’s cultural heritage. Please RSVP for the Honorary Committee by August 1st.

Corporate Honorary Committee: $350
Receive two complimentary gala tickets, two History Champion lapel pins, and free parking at Cornerstone at the Plaza. Listed in Gala program and on ACHA donor appreciation web page.

Individual Honorary Committee: $150
Receive one complimentary gala ticket, History Champion lapel pin, and free parking parking at Cornerstone at the Plaza. Listed in Gala program and on ACHA donor appreciation web page.

Regular gala tickets will be available soon.

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If you cannot join us at the 2018 Harvest Gala, please consider honoring Norman Rice’s achievements by making a generous donation to the Albany County Historical Association in his honor. All gifts made in his name will be restricted to preserve the Ten Broeck Mansion and underwrite the Association’s conservation and collections management efforts, including updating our collections database and funding interns to continue our work on New York Heritage, a digital collections database that increases public access to our photo and archival collections.