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.

Fall Internship

Cataloging Internship

Albany County Historical Association

at the Ten Broeck Mansion

October-December 2015

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 anna@tenbroeckmansion.org with “Fall Internship” as the subject of the email. Application deadline is September 15th.