School Programs at Ten Broeck Mansion

School programs at Ten Broeck Mansion run from September through June. Onsite programs are offered Tuesday through Friday from 10:00-11:30. Offsite classroom visits can be scheduled for any time during the school day. Reservations are required. Please contact Karen Giordano, at 518-436-9826, to schedule a visit.

School Groups (K-7)
Tours: Guided tours of the Ten Broeck Mansion Historic House Museum provide a glimpse into life in Albany, New York, during the New Nation period in the United States. Students will walk through Ten Broeck Mansion, the 1798 Federal-style home of Abraham Ten Broeck and his wife, Elizabeth Van Rensselaer. The Ten Broecks were a wealthy and prominent family with ties to the early Dutch settlement of New York and Albany. Their lives and home provide an opportunity to explore important issues of the day. All onsite programs include a house tour, interactive activities, exploration of documents and objects related to the period, and lively discussions.

On Site School Programs:

Fee: $1.00 per child (complimentary admission for group leader and required chaperones.) Required chaperones: 2 chaperones per 10 children
Duration: 90 Minutes
Teachers may choose one or two topics as a focus of the house tour:

  • Hidden by History: Slavery in Albany and New York State (grades 4 to 7)
  • Voting Rights: Then and Now (grades 4 to 7)
  • The Ten Broeck Grandchildren: What Were the Different Social Roles of Boys and Girls in the 1800s? (grades 4 to 7)

On Site and Off Site Classroom Programs:

Fee: $1.00 per child (minimum $30.00 per classroom/per presentation.)
Duration: 80 minutes

Museum Educator can either visit classroom or teach at the museum classroom which will include a brief house tour.

Abraham Ten Broeck: An Albany Mayor and the American Revolution (grades 3 to 5)

Learn how Abraham Ten Broeck, two-time mayor of Albany, led the Albany Militia to victory at the Battle of Bemis Heights in Saratoga, New York, during the American Revolution. This hands-on program includes object-based learning activities and an opportunity to sign (or not sign) a loyalty oath with a real quill pen and ink!

Fire!: The History of Firefighting in New York (Grades K to 3)

Through images, objects, activities, and discussion, students will learn about early firefighting methods and the evolution of fire prevention in Albany, New York. This fun and lively program will involve a simulated bucket brigade, the opportunity to create a futuristic fire-fighting vehicle, and much more!

Ten Broeck Mansion’s school educational programs incorporate the NYS learning standards for the social studies curriculum.