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Welcome!

Historic Cherry Hill tells a story of America through the lives and experiences of five generations of an Albany, New York family. One of Albany's most recognizable landmarks, Cherry Hill, built in 1787 for Philip and Maria Van Rensselaer, is rare among this country's house museums. Its extensive and intact collection is unique. It includes more than 70,000 items-decorative arts and furnishings, books, diaries, documents, clothing and household textiles, and other objects reflecting daily life-all related to the family that lived in the home between 1787 and 1963.


October 2013
Historic Cherry Hill

Uncovered: Historic Cherry Hill's Textile Treasures

Join us for our October series featuring Cherry Hill's Palampore, one of the most exotic treasures in our amazing collection.
- October 12th: Trip to the Met!
- October 26th: Reception and Lecture
- October 27th: Behind the Scenes Collections Tour

Click here for more details.


MURDER at Cherry Hill

On May 7, 1827, a notorious murder occurred at Cherry Hill that resulted in two sensational trials and Albany's last public hanging.

Come relive that night!

Dramatic Tours
$15, non-members
$10, members
Special discounts available to our 12202 neighbors.

Thursday October 31 - 4:00, 5:30, 7:00
Friday November 1 - 4:00, 5:30, 7:00
Saturday November 2 - 2:30, 4:00, 5:30, 7:00

Reservations required. Call 518-434-4791


September 2013

The Board & Staff thank you for helping Cherry Hill

through its critical moment!

The David & Candace Weir Foundation
The John D. Picotte Family Foundation
The Hudson River Valley Greenway Conservancy
The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region's Community Impact Funds
The Times Union
Metroland
YNN's Capital Tonight
Empire Broadcasting

Capital Region

Dr. John W. Abbuhl
Anne W. Ackerson
John & Ann Alden
Bradley Allen
Matthew & Shannon Amodeo
Shirley Anderson
Anonymous
Burton Apfelbaum
Paul & Nadine Audino
Austin & Company
Barbara Baciewicz
Michael John Baleszen
Evalyn & Joseph Basloe
Robert Batson
Karen Beck
Sharon Bedford
Timothy K. Beebe
Michael Beiter & David Getman
Christine Berbrick
Elmer & Olga Bertsch
Thomas & Susan Blandy
Robert & Rita Block
David & Marilyn Bradley
Marjorie Brague
Wendy Brandow
Anthony C. & Mary Alice Brankman
David Briggs
Kathleen Bronson
Paul V. Bruno
Bruce & Crescentia Brynolfson
Beatrice Buckley
Christopher Burke
Elizabeth Burns
Meredith Butler
Barbara Casey
George & Patricia Cefferillo
Rev. Anthony J. Chiaramonte
Benjamin Chi
Mary Anne Chiariello
Peter Christoph
Madelyn Cicero
Jim Campbell & Cindy Shenker
Lisa Clark
Karen Coates
Maryrose Cole
Diane Conroy-Lacivita
& Joseph Lacivita
The Honorable Richard Conti
Kirk Cornwell & Claire Pospisil
Thomas & Jeanne Cotrefeld
Karen A. Cozzy
Jane P. Craig
Mardi Crawford & Martin Hatcher
Scott Crossman & Terry Wilbur
Penelope Cuevas & Lucinda Huggins
James Davies
Ulysses de Armas
Janice Dee
Laraine DelBelso
Al DeSalvo
Gloria DeSole
Joseph & Barbara DeSorbo
Maryrita Dobiel
Rev. Kathy Donley
Marijo Dougherty & Norman Bauman
Deirdre Dowling
Elisabeth Draper
James & Debra Dunbrook
Linda Dunkerley
Dr. & Mrs. Jeff & Mary Durgee
Teresa Dutcher
Donald & Ann Eberle
Jamie Elacqua
Deborah Emmons-Andarawis
& Emad Andarawis
Empire Wine
Paul V. Ertelt
The Honorable Patricia Fahy
& B. Wayne Bequette
Cecilia Fano
Susan Farrell-Melick
Linda Fennelly
James Finn
Ann Fisher
Paul & Noreen Fisk
The Foy Foundation
Lisa Friedlander
Donna Frueh
Gail Fuller
Janet E. Gargiulo
Marjorie Geiger
Karen A. Goddard
Alice Goebel
Alan Goldberg
Worth Gretter & Carol Bullard
Thomas & Sara Griffen
Betty Grimm
Brian Haak
Marilyn Handler & Melanie Micare
Sue Haswell
Marguerite D. Heald
Sheila Healy & Liselle LaFrance
Kristine Herrick & Lee Smith
R & K Hocker
Camille Hoheb
Susan Holland
Mary Patricia Hopper
Marcia K. Hopple
Frank & Connie Frisbee Houde
Alice S. Howes
Volker Husel & Michelle Mavigliano
Michael & Carole Huxley
Kristee Iacobucci
Carol Jackson
Geraldine James
Dr. & Mrs. William & Mary Kahl
Charles Kavanaugh
The Honorable Thomas K. Keefe
Denise Kelly
David & Sheila Kiehle
Sharon Kielty
Stephen & Margaret King
Margery Kirsch
Paul Kosachiner & Michael Bologna
Krackeler Scientific
Joan Krathaus
Conrad & Nancy Kress
Dr. Kenneth Kroopnick
& Megan McCabe
Mary Ellen & Joe Kutey
Mary P. LaFleur
Dale LaGue
Eleanor R. Laing
Lanna M. Langlois
Kathryn Larsen
James & Molly Larson
Jim Larson
Barbara Laven & Dale Getto
Keith C. Lee
Deirdre Leland & Frank Rhyner
Charles Liddle III
Robert & Kathryn Linhardt
Cara Aimee Long
Wendell Lorang, In memory of Maxine Lorang
Lori Hansen Design
John Lovell & Audrey Nieson
Susan Lundberg
Kerry K. Lynch
Bob & Nancy Lynk
Edward Magan
Rick Magan
Maryanne Malecki
Dr. & Mrs. Joseph & Cynthia Manzi
Laura Manzi
Andrew Marocco
Joanne Martin
Dorothy Maston
Eileen McCarthy
The Honorable Daniel P. McCoy
The Honorable John McDonald III
Sandra McGarraugh
Colin D. McKnight
Patricia McLean
Dr. & Mrs. John & Marney Mesch
Heidi Miksch
Elizabeth Miller
Fred Miller
Patricia Mion
Michael & Leslie Moran
Rebecca Mudie
John Myers
Paul Nance
Jessica Neidl
Anne & Derek Nolan
Robert M. Nottke
Robert & Barbara Ochampaugh
Dr. & Mrs. Harry & Kathy Odabashian
Daniel Odabashian & Deirdre Bodie
Diane B. O'Keeffe
Katherine Onufer
Tony Opalka
Michael & Deborah Paris
Marc Pearlman
Cynthia & Biagio Pellegrino
Ann Pfau & David Hochfelder
Deborah Phaff
Susan & Bill Picotte
Loren & Bridget Place
Marian Potter
Ellen Prakken
Patricia H. Prindle
Ted & Sherry Putney
Kathy Quackenbush
Kathleen Quandt
Jenny Quinn
William Rehfuss & Julia O'Connor
Kimberly Reilly
Debra Renner
The Rhodes Foundation
Norman S. Rice
Dee J. Ricketson
Kevin & Jennifer Richard Morrow
Jill Roemer
Paul Rosenberg & Patricia Kernan
Mario & Sandra Salerno
Joseph & Mary Ellen Sampson
Erika Sanger & John Vasquez
Eveline Ward Sells
Charles & Alice Senrick
Leslie Sharkey
Norma Shiatte
JP & Samantha Shipherd
Patricia Shoemaker
Ellen Shumway
Martha Slowe
Peter Sokaris
Gwen Spicer
Dr. Joel M. Spiro
Elaine & Walter Spoor
Mary Stalker
Janet Dwyer Stutzman
Svengali Studio
Danielle Swanson
Deborah Tagliento
Peter & Rose-Marie Ten Eyck
Edwin & Beverly Tobin
Lonnie & Carol Tomlin
Catherine Townsend
Marion Tremblay
Edward & Patricia Trudeau
Deborah Trupin
Jean Underhill
Anne M. Valliere
Hazel Van Arnam
Bernice Van Zandt
Timothy Varney
Diana Venter
Sharon Vergura
Linda Viola
Craig Waltz
Suzanne Waltz
Peter & Margaret Watrous
Bonita Weddle
Lorraine Weiss
Anna Welter
James Welter
Sylvia Wendell
Charles & Judith Wing
Austin Woodward
Linda Worden
Ted & Mary Zeltner
Joyce Zucker

Greater New York

Eileen Finn, Amsterdam
Walter Sparks, Amsterdam
Gary & Charleen Bivona, Bolton Landing
Dr. Tamara Thornton, Buffalo
Judy Bridge, Cambridge
Sarah Dwelley, Chatham
Marianne Bez, Cooperstown
Sue Friedlander, Cooperstown
Erin Richardson, Cooperstown
Dr. & Mrs. Jonathan & Stormy DeSantis, Diamond Pt., NY
Heidi Hill, Ghent
Ron & Wanda Burch, Glen
Lenora M. Hanson, Lancaster
Diane Fenton, Malden Bridge
Erin Leary & Chris Youssef, New York
Dr. Fadia Farag, New York
Barbie Prasetyo, New York
Tara Renner, North Syracuse
Rosemary Redmond, Plattsburgh
Mariana L. Rhoades, Rochester
Dan Wood, Sharon Springs
Helaine Renner, Skaneateles
Tamara Renner, Skaneateles
Craig Williams & Helen McLallen, Stuyvesant
Priscilla Frisbee, Stuyvesant Falls
Ilene Sparrow, Summit
Barry G. Blenis, Surprise
Starlyn D'Angelo, Valatie
Mary Ellen Hern, Valatie
Kathleen Eagen Johnson
Deborah Hobson, White Plains

Beyond New York

T.W. & Ann Healy, CA
Barbara Wright, CA
Joan Baldwin & Geoffrey Rossano, CT
Andrew & Denise Carnell, FL
Stuart & Julie Chase, FL
Margaret Sommer, GA
Mark Brodeur & Gerry Rossbach, MA
Malcolm & Gail Leggett, MA
The LCL Company, ME
Philip Tilney, ME
Claudia Nicholson, MN
Larry & Sandi Hackman, MO
David Mitchell, NC
Marin E. Gibson, NJ
Eileen Rojas, NJ
Bridget SweeneyAmy Joslin, OR
Laura Ayers, PA
Hilarie M. Hicks, VA
Ann S. Barke,r VT
Karen Kiluk, Orkney, Scotland

Cyberspace

Desiree Alexander
Raymond Andrews
Sandra Arnold
Pat Bailey
Alan Billingsley
Mari Brick
Cara Brousseau
Martin Browne
Paul Buist
Mark Castiglione
Elizabeth Clinton
Owen Colfer
Robert D. Conway
Paul & Anna Tobin D'Ambrosio
Lanah De Witt
Suzanne Dugan
Bonnie Erickson
Maryann Fairman
Megan Fannon
Stephanie Farra
Kathleen Farrell
Cynthia Fox
Lorraine Gilligan
Cheryl Ginsburg
Glencadia Dog Camp
Virginia Goatley
John S. Gordon
Chris Gorka
Donna Ann Harris
Caroline Heroux
Tom Hoffman Jr.
William N. Hosley
Douglas Idleman
Robert Ingleston
Anne Johnson
Timothy Judge
Regina Keenan
Linda Krathaus
Jane Ladouceur
Emily Lang
Bryan LaVigne
Steven Leary
Kristin Legere
Jennifer Leonard
Stephen Linehan
Dennis M. McCann
Monica Mercado
Shawn Morris
Craig Muckle
Stephen Muller
Mary Murphy
Almond Neer
Linda Norris
Vijay Oruganti
Don Porter
Romanucci Law
Kenneth A. Salzmann
Anne Savage
Audrey Seidman
Clare Sheridan
Rebecca Slaughter
Marion Roach Smith
Snapdragon Designs
Nancy D. Snyder
Starving Artists Workshop
Dr. Ivan Steen
Esther Thornton
Erin Tobin
Frampton Tolbert
Franklin Vagnone
Luanne Whitbeck
Window Woman of New England
Dana E. Yanulavich
Donald Zeilman
Matthew Zembo

July 2013


See the recent article in the Times Union
for more pictures and information.

THANK YOU!

From the entire Cherry Hill family, thank you to the Times Union, YNN's Capital Tonight, Metroland, Empire State Broadcasting, Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, and the hundreds of supporters who have made donations toward the NEH Challenge Grant!

To learn more, see the article in the Times Union.





A Trip to the Met...for an HCH textile

Historic Cherry Hill is lending its stunning 18th century palampore to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a Met exhibit, The Interwoven Globe. To learn more about the palampore, check out the museum's video below starring Historic Cherry Hill Curator Deborah Emmons-Andarawis and, of course, the palampore.


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