The 20th Annual Albany History Fair has been set for Sunday, May 5th, at Historic Cherry Hill from noon to 4 pm. This years theme will be Albany – The Great American Story, and will delve into the Capital City’s literary history, draw from local collections to examine the cultural history of reading and writing, and use the art of storytelling to illuminate the human narratives embedded in the history at Cherry Hill and beyond. [Read more…] about 20th Annual Albany History Fair Set for May 5th
A one-day workshop focusing on reading and translating historic weavers drafts hosted by Rabbit Goody will be held on September 23rd at Thistle Hill Weavers in Cherry Valley, NY.
Home weavers, and fancy weavers used many different methods to record their patterns. Each method gives a glimpse into how they saw their looms and how they recreated patterns that they saw. [Read more…] about Textiles: Reading Weavers’ Drafts Workshop Planned
On Saturday, August 19th, Historic Cherry Hill will present the 2nd annual The Pets of Cherry Hill event, from 1 to 4 pm.
Participants are invited to imagine Cherry Hill over a century ago, at the time of the “Bunnie Society,” at this free, all-ages event. The event is based on the “Bunnie Papers,” a collection of children’s artwork, stories, and business-related materials which chronicle the fifth generation’s fascinating garden and agricultural club activities, from the late 1890’s through 1903. Lovingly gathered and named by their mother, Van Rensselaer descendant and Cherry Hill matriarch Catherine Rankin, the collection includes genealogies of dozens of rabbits, chickens, and other pets who made up the imaginary world successively dubbed a “kingdom,” then “republic,” and finally a “society.” [Read more…] about Pets of Historic Cherry Hill Event August 19th