89 Lexington Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
office| 518-465-0876
fax | 518-463-2704
Historic Albany Foundation hosts lectures and special events to showcase Albany's architectural heritage, as well as preservation workshops, providing technical information about historic buildings. 

Members of Historic Albany Foundation receive special invitations to Member's Only tours and events, as well as discounts on our Preservation Workshop Series.  For information about how to become a member of Historic Albany Foundation and participate in this series, call Historic Albany at 518-465-0876 x10 or click to download a membership form.

We are always in need of volunteers for our events. If you would like to help, please email Nicki at info@historic-albany.org or call (518)465-0876, ext. 10.

Click here for a PDF of our Spring Calendar.

Thursday, April 9
Members-Only Tour: Capital Roots
5:30 p.m. // The Urban Grow Center, 594 River Street
Free for HAF Members
Tour the Capital Roots Urban Grow Center on River Street in Troy to learn about the renovation of the building and all of the great things that Capital Roots is doing now. The Urban Grow Center is being constructed in phases; we'll tour the recently-completed Phase I, which is a regional food hub that boasts sustainable building technologies and hosts a variety of programming.

Space is limited and reservations are required. RSVP by contacting Nicki at info@historic-albany.org or (518)465-0876, ext. 10.

Wednesday, April 22
Walking Tour: Lustrons
5:30 p.m. // Meet at Eight Jermain Street
$5 Members // $10 General Public
Lustron houses were used to provide inexpensive housing for veterans returning home from World War II. Walk along this row of prefabricated homes and learn about their unique history and construction. The row that you'll see on Jermain Street is the largest group of Lustrons in New York State still intact today.
Space is limited and reservations are required. RSVP by contacting Nicki at info@historic-albany.org or (518)465-0876, ext. 10.

Saturday, April 25
Walking Tour: Avian Haunts
8:00 a.m. // Meet at the Intersection of Englewood Place & State Street
Free
Join the Audubon Society of the Capital Region and the Washington Park Conservancy in Washington Park for a special "Birding and History Walk" of Washington Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. Bring your binoculars! This walk's Albany Birder, Tristan Lowery, will help our group track down urban migrating and resident Avians of Albany's premiere park, while Dr. John Pipkin of the Washington Park Conservancy (a birder himself) will elegantly fill in some intriguing history surrounding Washington Park Haunts. This event is co-sponsored by Historic Albany Foundation, Washington Park Conservancy, & Audubon Society of the Capital Region.
Space is limited and reservations are required. RSVP by contacting Nicki at info@historic-albany.org or (518)465-0876, ext. 10.

Thursday, April 30
Am I On? Tell Us YOUR Albany Story
6:00 p.m. // Van Ostrande-Radliff House aka 48 Hudson
Free
This is Historic Albany's installment of Partners for Albany Stories' Storytelling Series. Click here for details and the full flyer, including storytelling dates of our partner sites.

Stumped about what story to tell, or how to tell it?
Click here for a list of questions to prompt your storytelling.


Information on our Summer Walkabout Wednesday series to come soon!