How To Join

The Albany County Historical Association is a hands-on organization open to anyone, regardless of place of residence, with an interest in historic preservation. All we ask is that you consider attending some of our events, lending a volunteer hand from time to time, and contributing a nominal sum in support of the many restoration and activity programs of the Ten Broeck Mansion.


We cordially invite you to join ACHA and enjoy the benefits of membership.

Benefits:

Individual, Student/Senior& Arbor Hill Neighbor-Individual Levels

  • Free admission to the Mansion with a reduced fee for Mansion tours.
  • An introductory walk-through of the Mansion.
  • Advance notice of annual and special events and exhibits.
  • Reduced member rate for some events.
  • Quarterly issues of “Prospect”, the ACHA’s newsletter.
  • Invitation to the ACHA Annual Meeting.

Family& Arbor Hill Neighbor-Family Levels

  • Above Individual benefits for 2 adults and up to 4 children under age 18

Patron Level

  • Above Individual benefits
  • Reduced rate for use of the Mansion for 3 hours once each membership year.
  • One complementary ticket to the annual Holiday Tea.

Friend of Ten Broeck Mansion

  • Above Individual benefits
  • Free admission for the member and up to 5 guests to the Mansion including a group tour.
  • Acknowledgement of membership as a Friend of the Mansion on ACHA/Ten Broeck Mansion web site.
  • A member discount on rental of the Mansion for a private event.
  • A personalized “Friend of Ten Broeck Mansion” glass cutting board.

Sustaining

  • Above Individual benefits
  • Free admission for the member and up to 8 guests to the Mansion including a group tour.
  • Acknowledgement of membership as a Sustaining Member on ACHA/Ten Broeck Mansion web site.
  • Reduced rate for use of the Mansion for 3 hours once each membership year.
  • Two complementary tickets to the annual Holiday Tea.
  • Copy of ACHA’s hard cover publication “Historic Albany: City and County”

Benefactor

  • Above Individual benefits
  • Free admission for the member and up to 10 guests to the Mansion including a group tour.
  • Acknowledgement of membership as a Benefactor on ACHA/Ten Broeck Mansion web site.
  • Reduced rate for use of the Mansion for 3 hours once each membership year.
  • Four complementary tickets to the annual Holiday Tea.
  • Copy of ACHA’s hard cover publication “Historic Albany: City and County”


*Arbor Hill Neighbor must live within defined area of Albany’s Arbor Hill Neighborhood, that is in the area from Clinton Avenue north to the Livingston Avenue Railroad Bridge (where North Albany begins) and from the Hudson River west to Lexington Avenue.

Membership Rates

Student/Senior: $25
Individual: $40
Arbor Hill Neighbor* – Individual: $15
Family: $50
Arbor Hill Neighbor* – Family: $30
Patron: $100
Friend of Ten Broeck Mansion: $150
Sustaining: $250
Benefactor: $500
Small Business: $200
Corporate: $500
Arbor Hill Business: $75


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Level

Corporate Memberships

The ACHA also offers Corporate Memberships with great benefits...


Small Business Level

  • Free admission for business owner and up to 5 employees to the Mansion including a group tour.
  • Listing of business name on ACHA/Ten Broeck Mansion web site.
  • Acknowledgement of business support at ACHA events and on promotional material.
  • One time 3-hour use of the Mansion for a company event. For a second or additional annual membership renewal, use of the Mansion for 3 hours at a reduced rate.
  • Advance notice of annual and special events and exhibits.
  • Quarterly issues of “Prospect”, the ACHA’s newsletter.
  • Invitation to the ACHA Annual Meeting.
  • Copy of ACHA’s hard cover publication “Historic Albany: City and County"

Corporate Level

  • Free admission for business owner and up to 10 employees to the Mansion including a group tour.
  • Listing of business name on ACHA/Ten Broeck Mansion web site with link to your business web site*.
  • Acknowledgement of business support at ACHA events and on promotional material.
  • One time 4-hour use of the Mansion for a company event. For a second or additional annual membership renewal, use of the Mansion for 4 hours at a reduced rate.
  • Advance notice of annual and special events and exhibits.
  • Quarterly issues of “Prospect”, the ACHA’s newsletter.
  • Invitation to the ACHA Annual Meeting.
  • Copy of ACHA’s hard cover publication “Historic Albany: City and County"

Arbor Hill Business Membership

  • Free admission for business owner and up to 5 employees to the Mansion including a group tour.
  • Use of King’s Place meeting room for small business meetings. (Based on availability.)
  • Listing of business name on ACHA/Ten Broeck Mansion web site.
  • Advance notice of annual and special events and exhibits.
  • A member discount on rental of the Mansion for a business event.
  • Quarterly issues of “Prospect”, the ACHA’s newsletter.
  • Invitation to the ACHA Annual Meeting.
  • Copy of ACHA’s hard cover publication “Historic Albany: City and County"

*Business must authorize the link from ACHA/Ten Broeck Mansion web site to the business web site.

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Spring Internship 2016: Curatorial Intern

Spring Internship 2016: Curatorial Intern

The Albany County Historical Association (ACHA) at Ten Broeck Mansion will be accepting a 2016 Spring Curatorial Intern for 120 hours beginning in February. The 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.

We are looking for an intern who is interested in researching, compiling, and presenting information about Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the Suffragettes, and changing attitudes toward women at the turn of the 20th Century. Interns with experience in topics such as History, Art History, Gender Studies, Curation, and Textiles are highly encouraged to apply. However, this internship is not restrictive to specific majors.

The exhibit will open in March 2016 and all exhibited objects will be selected from the collections of the Albany County Historical Association. On March 16th, Susan Goodier will be speaking about the Anti-Suffragette Movement at the Ten Broeck Mansion. The exhibit will set the context of the era, discussing restrictions to women,

Under the direction of the Education Coordinator, the following tasks will be performed:

-Researching and compiling information about collections objects, the Suffragettes, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Creating a bibliography for referring to research materials.

-Writing exhibit labels and take-away material for visitors.

-Exhibit design and installation, including the creation of exhibit panels.

-Promoting and coordinating public lectures by local historians related to the content of the exhibit, including a lecture by Susan Goodier on March 16th.

-Evaluation of visitor experience based on surveys, questions that visitors ask, and time spent at each object.

-Attending the Thursday, April 7th Board Meeting where an overview of the exhibit, its success, evaluation results, and suggestions for the future will be presented

-Writing a two-page reflection upon the completion of the internship

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Women’s History Exhibit Description

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, pioneer of the suffragette movement, was native to the Capital Region and a member of the Ten Broeck Van Rensselaer family. (Her great-grandmother, Catryna Van Rennselaer Ten Broeck, has a 1720 portrait on display in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. https://archive.org/stream/elizabethcadysta01stan/elizabethcadysta01stan_djvu.txt; http://www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/67516.html) Stanton was educated at Emma Willard and raised in Johnston before making her home in Philadelphia.

In March 2016, the Albany County Historical Association is pleased to present an exhibit on the ideas, life, and era of Stanton. Using quotations by Stanton, including observations, critiques, and personal experiences, this exhibit will present objects and photographs of the Capital Region that represent gender typologies and restrictions at the turn of the century. This exhibit intends to represent the fact that Stanton’s struggle for the Rights of Women not only advocated for women’s suffrage, but also for better treatment and social status for women. Thus, the exhibit acts to illustrate the restrictive context that compelled Stanton to write and advocate for the rights of women.

This exhibit will also more broadly contextualize the controversies generated by the Suffragettes by juxtaposing quotes from Anti-Suffragette women to quotes by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Both ideological directions will be referring to the same historical objects, e.g. wedding dresses. This aspect of the exhibit will incorporate the research directions of Susan Goodier, who will speak about the Anti-Suffragette Movement at the Ten Broeck Mansion on March 16th, 2016.

Internships with the Albany County Historical Association

ACHA is happy to work with university requirements and requests for academic credit. The intern will receive a stipend of $500 at the end of the internship. Call 518-436-9826 with questions. A selection of applicants will be selected for interviews, and an intern will be officially chosen by February 1st.

ACHA is dedicated to education and we are constantly seeking to improve our organization and our community. We strive to provide an internship experience that gives the intern an understanding of the function and mission of the Albany County Historical Association, the Ten Broeck Mansion, museum exhibits, and historic sites. We aim to facilitate an internship that is both beneficial to the future of the intern and the future of the organization.

ACHA is seeking for interns who see this internship as a learning opportunity that will familiarize the student with the functions of a nonprofit organization. We encourage our interns to attend board meetings, events, and collaborative meetings with Albany County Historical Societies, as a means of meeting museum professionals and coming to understand New York State museums and historical societies as potential career paths.

Please submit a resumé, cover letter, and a 5+ page academic writing sample to sarah@tenbroeckmansion.org