Albany County Historical Association Marking 75 Years


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Ten Broeck MansionThis year marks the 75th anniversary of the Albany County Historical Association (ACHA), an organization that works to preserve the county’s history, most notably in the stewardship of the Ten Broeck Mansion.

The 18th century home built by General Abraham Ten Broeck is a landmark in Arbor Hill and has been the site of numerous public events and celebrations of our local heritage. The ACHA is celebrating this semisesquicentennial of historic preservation, education, and public programming at its 3rd Annual Holiday Gala on November 16th.

In addition to celebrating the 75th Anniversary, ACHA is honoring Susan Holland, who has served as Executive Director of the Historic Albany Foundation (HAF) for twelve years, the longest-running Director in that organization’s history.

Susan Holland has championed for preservation and adaptive reuse of the city’s historic or vacant buildings. Some of the most notable achievements during her tenure include 48 Hudson, the city’s oldest home, and the rescue of Wellington Row from demolition.

The Holiday Gala, which will be held at 677 Prime, serves as ACHA’s annual fundraiser. Proceeds support the operation of the ACHA and Ten Broeck Mansion. ACHA will be auctioning an original work inspired by the history and architecture of the Mansion by artist Liz Zunon at the event. For more information about Zunon and her work, visit her website.

Tickets are $110 each, $200 for couples, and $75 for young professionals (under 35) and can be purchased online or by sending a check made out to ACHA to 9 Ten Broeck Place, Albany, NY 12210.

For more information, or to find out how you can become a sponsor, call (518) 436-9826 or email samantha@tenbroeckmansion.org.

Photo of Ten Broeck Mansion, provided.

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