Historic Albany Foundation By Susan Holland, Executive Director Albany has a rich tapestry of architectural styles, from the earliest Dutch style house built in the early 1700’s to what we now consider “mid-century marvels” –houses from the 1950’s era.  Historic Albany Foundation celebrates this architecture as the City of Albany’s only historic preservation organization.  Since … Read More »

Columbia County is situated southeast of Albany, stretching roughly from Kinderhook and Stuyvesant in the northwest corner down to Ancram in the southeast.  Rich in agricultural heritage and natural beauty, it is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes. There’s hiking, fishing, bird watching, boating and a great deal of scenic open space, habitat … Read More »

Historic Albany Foundation   By Susan Holland, Executive Director   Albany has a rich tapestry of architectural styles, from the earliest Dutch style house built in the early 1700’s to what we now consider “mid-century marvels” –houses from the 1950’s era.  Historic Albany Foundation celebrates this architecture as the City of Albany’s only historic preservation … Read More »

A group of Albany seniors has accomplished a seemingly impossible task, taking the rust hulk of a warship into one of the finest naval ship exhibits in the nation. The World War II era destroyer escort USS Slater was saved to remind future generations of a time when millions of Americans were put their personal … Read More »

Special Place Albany Institute of History & Art The mission of the Albany Institute of History & Art is to collect, preserve, interpret and promote interest in the history, art and culture of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley region through its exhibitions, education programs, library, research projects,  publications and other programs offered to the … Read More »

In earlier times, Albany residents were typically buried in church graveyards. Typically, the burial grounds surrounded the church building. Other times they were in a separate plot nearby. Downtown Albany had its share of church graveyards. The First Dutch Reformed Church at the foot of State Street near Broadway, had burials around and under the … Read More »

Greenways come in all shapes and sizes from rail trails to river corridors to comprehensive systems encompassing whole landscapes like the Hudson River valley landscape. The Hudson River Valley Greenway was established by the State to do it all from developing traditional trails to facilitating the development of a regional strategy for preserving the scenic, … Read More »

“This is the village green. Where you come to see what’s going on with your neighbors and get all this wonderful produce,” said Nan Carroll, putting two canvas bags brimming with food on the ground to pause and chat. “This is a way of checking on people, a way of providing support for people. Feed … Read More »

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