Immersion Tour: Mansions & Gardens- featuring the Ten Broeck Mansion and gardens, Schuyler Mansion grounds, and Historic Cherry Hill. Visitors can explore the interrelationships between these three significant 18th century sites, exploring connections between family members, architectural features, and gardens. The tours are June 3, July 1, August 5, and September 2.
The Ten Broeck Mansion, home of the Albany County Historical Association announces new Immersion Tours in partnership with five other historic sites and museums. The Immersion Tours allow the public to visit some of the Capital Region’s finest history museums in sequence, focusing on special topics: historic architecture and gardens, the role of enslaved persons, abolitionists, and immigration, and Native American voices. The tours are on select Thursdays from June-September.
“We are excited to partner with 5 other museums in Albany to showcase new research and approaches each of our institutions have conducted. These tours place the experience of issues of enslavement, freedom, immigration, and engagement with Native Americans at the forefront, through interconnected tours, allowing visitors to have a richly immersive experience all in one afternoon,” shares Kathryn Kosto, Executive Director of the Ten Broeck Mansion. Deborah Emmons-Andarawis, Executive Director of Historic Cherry Hill, shares “Historic Cherry Hill is excited to partner with the Schuyler and Ten Broeck mansions on ‘Immersion Tours.’ There are such deep connections between Albany’s three 18th-century mansions, and these tours will allow visitors to take it all in and come away with a richer, more nuanced understanding of our city’s historical context.”