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Guided Tours of Historic Cherry Hill

  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Saturday
  • Time: 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00
  • Overview

    What was it like in Albany during World War I?  Come for a tour of Cherry Hill, home of the Van Rensselaer-Rankin family from 1787 to 1963, to find out.

    This year marks the centennial of the end of hostilities in “the war to end all wars,” and, in commemoration, tours will explore the Cherry Hill family’s WWI experience. Learn the fate of son and brother, Captain Herbert Rankin, view his uniforms and military gear, explore the family’s collection of World War I posters, and learn about World War I food economy as you view Emily Rankin’s actual preserves in the historic kitchen. Tours are offered April-December on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1, 2, and 3pm.

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