Dramatic Murder Tour at Historic Cherry Hill

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Cherry HillOn Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29, Historic Cherry Hill will present a dramatic tour reenacting the infamous 1827 murder that occurred at the Cherry Hill mansion.

The public is invited to relive the experiences of those who were at Cherry Hill on the evening of May 7, 1827, when a farmhand murdered a member of the household. The tour will investigate the scene of the crime and the differing perspectives of those who witnessed the events of that fateful night. Actor James Keil will appear as murderer Jesse Strang, bringing to life his violent act, and divulging his motives, including a romantic attachment to his victim’s wife. The murder resulted in two sensational trials and Albany’s last public hanging.

The program will be offered at 5:30 and 7 pm on each day. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Admission is $12 for members and $18 for nonmembers. Free admission is available to museum neighbors with a 12202 zip code.

For reservations and further information call Historic Cherry Hill at (518) 434-4791 or email shawna@historiccherryhill.org. Historic Cherry Hill is a historic house museum in Albany, NY, and the five-generation home of the Van Rensselaer family from 1787-1963.

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