DISCOVER 400 YEARS OF HISTORY IN NEW YORK’S CAPITAL REGION!
ALBANY, NY - During 2009, Albany is celebrating the 400th anniversary of its discovery in 1609 by English navigator Henry Hudson for whom the majestic Hudson River is named. The Dutch East India Company sponsored a voyage led by Henry Hudson that was to discover a shorter passage to the Far East. What Hudson found instead was a lush valley and a navigable waterway that culminated in escarpments and waterfalls in what we now call Albany. The city, first established as a trading post was later named by the British in 1664 for the Dukes of York and Albany.