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Special thanks to our 40th Anniversary Sponsors for making this year one of increased outreach, partnership, and celebration.
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A Moveable Feast - March 29, 2014
Our annual celebration of Albany's historic architecture, good food, and beautiful homes, A Moveable Feast, will be held on Saturday, March 29 at Albany Law School. Click here for more information, and here for the invitation. See you there!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Check back often, as our program schedule is updated frequently.
Click here for a PDF of the Winter/Spring 2014 Events Calendar.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Pub Lecture: Albany During Prohibition
$10 Members/$15 General Public
Midtown Tap and Tea Room
SOLD OUT! WAITLIST AVAILABLE
Historic Albany Foundation is pleased to announce the latest in its Pub Lecture Series: Albany During Prohibition. Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy will join us for an evening at Midtown Tap and Tea Room on March 11, at 5:30 p.m. The Albany During Prohibition program will include a screening of Mr. Kennedy’s short (30 min) film, William Kennedy’s Prohibition Story, followed by a Q & A from the audience. Come sip a cocktail and listen to legendary storyteller Mr. Kennedy discuss Albany’s most notorious gangster, Jack ‘Legs’ Diamond - a man who embodied the essence of public sentiment on Prohibition, and who may have provoked Albany’s most powerful politician to blur the lines between the criminals and the authorities. Tickets are $10 for Historic Albany Members and $15 for Non-Members. Reservations are required – contact Nicki at or (518)465-0876, ext. 10. Sold out! To be placed on the waitlist, contact Nicki.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Historic Albany's 40th Birthday Open House
HAF Office - 89 Lexington Avenue, Albany
On March 25, 1974, Historic Albany Foundation was incorporated. Stop by the HAF office to help us (informally!) celebrate the last 40 years with a celebratory cup of coffee and cookies.
5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Event: A Moveable Feast
$85 Members/$115 General Public
One of Historic Albany's signature events! It's a night to celebrate Albany's historic architecture, fabulous food, and beautiful homes. Enjoy a silent auction and hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants, a plated dinner at a private historic home (at a location and with diners you won't know until the night of the event!), and closing reception.A LOOK AHEAD...
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518.465.0876, ext. 10.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Members-Only Tour: Restoration at Historic Cherry Hill
Free for Members
Our friends at Historic Cherry Hill are currently undergoing an extensive restoration that includes structural repairs, window restoration and environmental improvements. All of the work being done is necessary to safeguard this historic structure. Tour the restoration efforts AND the collections center, which houses over 20,000 objects and 30,000 documents, all directly connected to the Van Rensselaer-Rankin family. This tour is open to HAF Members, only. Click here to become a Member.
For more information or to reserve a spot, contact email@example.com or call 518.465.0876, ext. 10.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014Wellington Row is comprised of some of the oldest and most architecturally significant buildings on State Street, Albany's Main Street. Constructed between 1811 and 1923, this collection of buildings, and most notably the Wellington Hotel, have been the venue for much of the city's history. If these walls could talk, they would tell stories of political decisions made over cigars i back rooms. Join HAF and Bill Brandow for a lecture on the history of this fascinating row. Reservations are required. Contact Nicki at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518.465.0876, ext. 10.
Pub Lecture: Wellington Row
$5 Members/$10 Non-Members
Midtown Tap and Tea Room
Dates and Details to come!
Event: Preservation Merit Awards & Annual Meeting
One of Historic Albany's favorite traditions - the Preservation Merit Awards. This is an opportunity for us to celebrate projects that promote our mission of preserving Albany's built environment. This year, for our 40th Anniversary, the PMAs will also serve as our Annual Meeting and Anniversary Party.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Tour: House and Garden Tour
Presented by Center Square Neighborhood Association and Historic Albany Foundation, this annual tour highlights private historic homes and the beautiful gardens that accompany them. Ticket information and other details to come soon!
May- September 2014
Tour: Walkabout Wednesday & Strolling Sunday
Join an HAF tour guide to learn the history of various people and places in Albany on these walking tours. Due to an overwhelming response last year, we're adding Strolling Sundays to accommodate as many as possible! Advance reservations are required and are accepted no more than four weeks prior to the tour.
May: Capitol Hill
June: Lustrons of Albany
July: Center Square
September: Ten Broeck
November 1, 2014
Event: BUILT: Albany's Architecture through Artists' Eyes
BUILT is another one of Historic Albany's signature events. This event promotes awareness of Albany's built environment and raises funds for preservation efforts. A silent auction and reception highlights issues of vacant buildings in Albany. Ticket and venue details to come.
Tour: Holiday House Tour
Another Historic Albany Foundation tradition, the Holiday House Tour showcases private, historic homes in Albany as they are decorated for the holidays. This festive tour highlights 10-15 beautiful homes in different neighborhoods. Ticket information and more details to come.
All Year Long
Program: Pub Lectures
$5 Members/$10 General Public
Enjoy some historical insight with your happy hour. These lectures are held at local bars and pubs in Albany, and include diverse and interesting content. This is a unique set of programs that we host at various times of year. Advance reservations are required and are accepted no more than four weeks prior to the program.
Program: Members-Only Tours
To show appreciation to our wonderful Members, Historic Albany hosts programs each year that are open only to our Members. These programs usually involve a behind-the-scenes, or sneak peek, look at interesting architectural projects going on in Albany. Click here to become a Member.