ACHA Seeks Guest Curator

Albany County Historical Association is seeking a dynamic, creative, and motivated professional to fill a guest curator position to assist with the development, research, and installation of an exhibit located in our gallery at King's Place (29 N. Swan Street, Albany) in 2018.

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Proost! A Brewed and Boozy Sampling of 1790s Albany - SOLD OUT


Saturday, January 27th at 7:00pm

$20 general admission, $15 ACHA members
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On January 27, The Albany Distilling Company, The Albany Ale Project, and Discover Albany will team with Albany County Historical Association to present "Proost! A Brewed and Boozy sampling of 1790's Albany." Beer and spirits have long been a part of Albany’s heritage and the most popular libations in the era of Abraham Ten Broeck were strong ale and rum! Join distiller Johnny Curtain, beer historian Craig Gravina, brewer Scott Veltman, and moderator Deanna Fox as they take you back to the 1790s and with boozy samplings inspired by what early Americans in Albany drank, learn how they were made, and how alcohol affected and influenced the city’s culture and history. (Attendees who wish to sample must be 21+ and present a valid photo ID.) Space is limited; reservations required. 

The Ten Broeck Table - 18th Century Dining at Ten Broeck Mansion

February 8th, 6:30pm at the Ten Broeck Mansion
$20 per person, $15 for ACHA members

Join culinary historian Lavada Nahon on this interactive history tour of the Ten Broeck Mansion. Using a seasonally appropriate menu for the early years of our new nation, and the wealth and position of the Ten Broeck family, we will explore what would have been involved in preparing a dinner for this prominent Albany family and their guests. Beginning downstairs in the kitchen, the workspace of Susannah, the enslaved (and later freed) cook, Ms. Nahon will lead discussion centered on what it took to go from the written menu to dinner actually being on the table. Be a part of an exciting conversation as you journey upstairs to the dining room, where other conversations happened around fine food and drinks, and consider just what that would have all been about. Through it all experience the possibilities and nuisances of life in early 19th century Albany. Learn more about Lavada and her work on her website.

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Valentine’s Dinner in the Ten Broeck Mansion - SOLD OUT