Hudson River Family Day – June 6, 2015

Visit Historic Cherry Hill on Saturday, June 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. for the Hudson River Family Day.

Step into the 1700s and experience Hudson River sloop trade and daily life along the river. This free event will feature a 34-foot Hudson River trading game board adventure, historical re-enactors, Colonial games, rare merchant artifacts, open house tours, 18th century dress up, exhibition of student projects, crafts and free ice cream! The event is sponsored by the Port of Albany and VFW Post 55.

More than just a historic house museum, Cherry Hill is a family home brimming with thousands upon thousands of artifacts and manuscripts spanning three centuries. After five generations of Van Rensselaer family ownership, Emily Rankin, the last Cherry Hill descendant, bequeathed her house and its contents to β€œthe people of New York State.” It opened as a museum in 1964, one year after her death.

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