Ten Broeck Mansion

Ten Broeck Mansion Albany County Historical Association | Ten Broeck Mansion The ACHA is a 501c3 nonprofit educational museum chartered by the State of New York.
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The Albany County Historical Association, headquartered at the historic Ten Broeck Mansion built in 1798, strives to preserve, promote, and present Albany County's rich history and culture through exhibits, lectures, concerts, and other educational outreach programs. Extensive gardens are open dawn-dusk May-October. Additional gallery and exhibit space is at the adjacent King's Place, built 1852-56 in the Greek Revival style. Educational programs and events are held year round for children and adults. The grounds are available for rentals, such as weddings and other gatherings.

Mission: Albany County Historical Association is a private, not-for-educational organization chartered by the State of New York. The ACHA's mission is to preserve, present, and promote the rich history and culture of Albany County. We interpret the Ten Broeck Mansion as a historic house museum and utilize it as a cultural education center. Our extensive gardens feature educational programs and are open for visitors dawn-dusk from April-October. Additional galleries and exhibit spaces are at the adjacent King's Place site, a historic Greek Revival building built in 1852-56.

05/20/2020

Have the sound on! Birdsong and our hawthorne grove ready to bloom, plus the scent of lilacs, all at the Ten Broeck Mansion gardens. We are open free to the community from dawn until dusk. Please practice social distancing. #birdsong #hawthorne #lilac #gardens #mastergardeners #museumgardens #albanyny #oasis #whattodo

05/15/2020
Ten Broeck Mansion Gardens 2020

Thank you for sharing your photos! Our tulips are still in bloom, and lilacs and wildflowers are just opening up. Worth a return visit! #518tuliptracker #pollinators

Some recent visitors to our gardens, plus participants in our free Art meets History programs.  Contact us to receive yo...
05/14/2020

Some recent visitors to our gardens, plus participants in our free Art meets History programs. Contact us to receive your free history-inspired kit. #petsandpetals #dance #waltzoftheflowers #artmeetshistory #tulips #518tuliptracker #albanyny #kidsart #whattodo Watch our video to learn more about our free online Art meets History kids program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiIYMhbHc7Y

The tulips are still in bloom, but don't miss these shade gardens gems.  Use this guide to identify these spring blooms ...
05/12/2020

The tulips are still in bloom, but don't miss these shade gardens gems. Use this guide to identify these spring blooms in our shade garden (on the south side of the great lawn). Trillium and heuchera are native plants, promoting pollinators. #shadegarden #mastergardeners #gardentour trillium #nativeplants #pollinators #solomonsseal #bleedinghearts #518tuliptracker @ Ten Broeck Mansion

Help support the Ten Broeck Mansion gardens - post a picture of you and your pet on our page, and $10 is automa...
05/11/2020

Help support the Ten Broeck Mansion gardens - post a picture of you and your pet on our page, and $10 is automatically donated to help keep our gardens open to our community. A few of our recent visitors - we are open free to the community from dawn until dusk. We also need your direct support; please donate online to show your support: https://www.facebook.com/donate/234432527639588/249427962806711/

There are a rainbow of colors in the Ten Broeck Mansion gardens, and all we needed was a unicorn.  Mission accomplished....
05/10/2020

There are a rainbow of colors in the Ten Broeck Mansion gardens, and all we needed was a unicorn. Mission accomplished. Be sure to visit, we are open free to the community from dawn until dusk. #unicorn #518tuliptracker #albanyny #ibelieveinunicorns #gardens #wildlife

Visit the Ten Broeck Gardens with your pet (stuffed animals are welcome too!) - post a picture on our page and ...
05/09/2020

Visit the Ten Broeck Gardens with your pet (stuffed animals are welcome too!) - post a picture on our page and $10 is automatically donated to the Ten Broeck Mansion gardens. See some of our latest visitors! Please consider making a donation: your support helps us keep this vital community space free and open from dawn until dusk everyday. Thank you. https://www.facebook.com/donate/234432527639588/ #518tuliptracker

05/09/2020

Another garden stroll in the Ten Broeck Mansion gardens. Our gardens are open from dawn until dusk and are free. Please practice social distancing. Thank you to our volunteer Master Gardeners for this incredible display. #518tuliptracker #mastergardeners #albanyny #tenbroeckmansion #tulip #gardens #springgarden #whattodo

Seeking volunteers to help make cloth masks for seniors in our Arbor Hill community.  Some elastic and simple pattern av...
05/08/2020

Seeking volunteers to help make cloth masks for seniors in our Arbor Hill community. Some elastic and simple pattern available. Please contact us for details. Project coordinated by the Albany Housing Authority. #arborhill #albanyny #masks #sewing #giveback #volunteer

Kids and families: there's so much to do with the Ten Broeck Mansion!  Idea 1: visit our gardens, and bring a pet (stuff...
05/07/2020

Kids and families: there's so much to do with the Ten Broeck Mansion! Idea 1: visit our gardens, and bring a pet (stuffed animals count too!), and send us your picture. $10 is automatically donated to support our gardens. Idea 2: contact us for a free kit for our Art meets History project inspired by our collections. #humanitiesny #petsandpetals #gardens #518tuliptracker #kidsart #museumfromhome #albanyny

We are LOVING all the people & pet photos coming in - here are the latest!  Each new pet photo in the Ten Broeck gardens...
05/05/2020

We are LOVING all the people & pet photos coming in - here are the latest! Each new pet photo in the Ten Broeck gardens automatically donates $10 to the ACHA - thanks to a generous Board member. Keep visiting, keep posting, and keep our gardens open. Be safe and well and with our thanks. #518tuliptrackers #petsandpetals #givingtuesdaynow
https://www.facebook.com/donate/234432527639588/3123826181001270/

Be sure to visit our gardens, free and open to the community from dawn until dusk.   A few planting tips from our Master...
05/04/2020

Be sure to visit our gardens, free and open to the community from dawn until dusk. A few planting tips from our Master Gardeners: (1) use the same tulip type, but high contrast colors (2) vary the size of tulips using a shared color theme and (3) vary heights. #tulips #518tuliptracker #mastergardeners #albanyny #tenbroeckmansion

We have to say, we have a pretty dedicated Board of Trustees!  A special thank you to Ryan, Maeve, and Carl for help cle...
05/02/2020

We have to say, we have a pretty dedicated Board of Trustees! A special thank you to Ryan, Maeve, and Carl for help cleaning up the Ten Broeck Mansion gardens. Be sure to visit and enjoy one of the finest tulip seasons ever - and be sure to post a photo (with your pet, if possible) to help support our fundraiser! Thank you. https://www.facebook.com/donate/234432527639588/

How our visitors feel when visiting the Ten Broeck Gardens.  Please show your support: help us keep them open free to ou...
05/01/2020

How our visitors feel when visiting the Ten Broeck Gardens. Please show your support: help us keep them open free to our community from dawn until dusk. Our gardens as places of repose, renewal, and exercise are needed now more than ever. Please practice social distancing when visiting and send us your photos! https://www.facebook.com/donate/234432527639588/

We've got sunshine on a cloudy day.  Stop by the Ten Broeck Mansion gardens, open free to our community from dawn until ...
04/30/2020

We've got sunshine on a cloudy day. Stop by the Ten Broeck Mansion gardens, open free to our community from dawn until dusk. Please practice social distancing safely. #tulips #cheerful #mansion #gardens #mastergardeners #albanyny #518tuliptracker

We've got sunshine on a cloudy day.  Stop by the Ten Broeck Mansion gardens, open free to our community from dawn until ...
04/30/2020

We've got sunshine on a cloudy day. Stop by the Ten Broeck Mansion gardens, open free to our community from dawn until dusk. Please practice social distancing safely. #tulips #cheerful #mansion #gardens #mastergardeners #albanyny #518tuliptracker

04/29/2020

Another Ten Broeck Mansion garden stroll. The gardens are at their spring peak, open free to our community from dawn until dusk. Post a photo of you and your pet in the gardens on our page, and $10 is automatically donated to the ACHA. Please practice social distancing. #518tuliptracker #artiseverywhere #tulips #albanyny #mastergardeners #gardens #springgarden #takeawalk

Where to be: the Ten Broeck Mansion gardens.  Thank you to all participating in our Pets and Petals Fundraiser. Post a p...
04/28/2020

Where to be: the Ten Broeck Mansion gardens. Thank you to all participating in our Pets and Petals Fundraiser. Post a picture of you and your pet on our page, and $10 is automatically donated to the Ten Broeck Mansion gardens. Please visit practicing social distancing. Our tulips are at their peak! #petsandpetals #gardens #mastergardeners #albanyny #518tuliptracker #tulips

Thank you to all who have participated in our Pets and Petals Fundraiser for the Ten Broeck Mansion gardens.  Each time ...
04/23/2020

Thank you to all who have participated in our Pets and Petals Fundraiser for the Ten Broeck Mansion gardens. Each time you post a photo of you and your pet in our gardens, $10 is automatically donated to the Ten Broeck Mansion. Be sure to practice social distancing, and please post on our page. #petsandpetals #tenbroeckmansion #gardens #albanyny #518tuliptracker

04/22/2020
Pets and Petals Fundraiser Video

Happy Earth Day from the Ten Broeck Mansion! Take a video tour of our gardens, and make plans for a visit - our gardens are open free to the community from dawn until dusk. Plus learn about a very special opportunity to show your support. #518tuliptracker https://youtu.be/4KcdQXolfRQ

Tour the Ten Broeck gardens, even while at home! Plus, participate in our Pets & Petals Fundraiser: watch to learn more. #518tuliptracker #earthday2020

Another "Pets & Petals" photo - and another $10 raised to help support the Ten Broeck Gardens.  Thank you Tom McCarthy! ...
04/20/2020

Another "Pets & Petals" photo - and another $10 raised to help support the Ten Broeck Gardens. Thank you Tom McCarthy! Please keep posting your photos (please post under our fundraiser or message us so we know!) Enjoy these beautiful days with a healthful stroll in the Ten Broeck gardens - and be well.

The Ten Broeck Mansion is an amazing historic site right here in Albany, and the Albany County Historical Society is holding a socially distant fundraiser called Pets and Petals to benefit the Mansion! Stop by the Mansion with your pet, and take a photo in the gardens, then post it to Facebook, and a $10 gift will be made to ACHS. And don't forget to donate yourself, because a donor is matching donations, so a $10 gift becomes $20! Thanks for checking out this important local treasure at the link below!

https://www.facebook.com/donate/234432527639588/

04/16/2020

Take a stroll with us in the Ten Broeck gardens! About 25% of our tulips are out, and 100% of our other spring blooms. Our gardens are open free to you, dawn until dusk. We ask you remain 6' apart and remove all items with you. Facemasks are recommended as a courtesy to us all. Your support helps us keep our gardens free and open to all, and all donations will be matched by a generous Board member, so your $25 gift becomes $50. Thank you. #518tuliptracker #stayhealthy #daffodils #hyacinths #tulips #albanyny #exercise #mastergardeners #gardens

Happy Easter from all of us at the Ten Broeck Mansion.  Yes, we have some early tulips!  Enjoy a stroll (with or without...
04/12/2020

Happy Easter from all of us at the Ten Broeck Mansion. Yes, we have some early tulips! Enjoy a stroll (with or without Easter bonnets!) in our gardens open free, from dawn until dusk. Please remain 6' apart and remove all items you've brought. #happyeaster #garden #albanyny #tenbroeckmansion #tulip #518tuliptracker

I wandered lonely as a cloud / That floats on high o'er vales and hills, / When all at once I saw a crowd, / A host, of ...
04/10/2020

I wandered lonely as a cloud / That floats on high o'er vales and hills, / When all at once I saw a crowd, / A host, of golden daffodils; - William Wordsworth (1770-1850). Wishing you and your families a Happy Easter, Happy Passover, and Happy Spring from all of us at the ACHA. Be sure to visit our gardens, open free from dawn until dusk. Please remain 6' apart and remove all items with you. #gardens #poetry #daffodils #williamwordsworth #518tuliptracker #mastergardeners #albanyny

Another historic garden find in bloom: pulmonaria or the slightly less elegant name, lungwort.   This plant was once use...
04/06/2020

Another historic garden find in bloom: pulmonaria or the slightly less elegant name, lungwort. This plant was once used to treat breathing disorders or diseases of the lungs (don't try this yourself!) Our gardens are open from dawn until dusk, free to our community. We ask you remain 6' apart and remove all items with you. #pulmonaria #lungwort #stayhealthy #albanyny #mastergardeners

This made our day.  A lovely photo and sentiment from a long-term visitor to our gardens.  We are grateful to you for vi...
04/05/2020

This made our day. A lovely photo and sentiment from a long-term visitor to our gardens. We are grateful to you for visiting! Our gardens are free and remain open dawn until dusk, please remain 6' apart and remove all items with you. #grateful #mademyday #exercise #goforawalk #whywedowhatwedo #mastergardeners #tenbroeckmansion #albanyny #thankyou

A moment of quiet. #tenbroeckmansion #paneling #cabinetry #craftsmanship #1880s
04/03/2020

A moment of quiet. #tenbroeckmansion #paneling #cabinetry #craftsmanship #1880s

Now in bloom: the mysterious and elegant hellebore, often called the Lenten Rose, whose rosy blooms nod downwards.  Our ...
03/30/2020

Now in bloom: the mysterious and elegant hellebore, often called the Lenten Rose, whose rosy blooms nod downwards. Our gardens are open dawn until dusk for your enjoyment and exercise. We ask you remain 6' apart and remove all items with you. Stay well, from all of us at the ACHA. #hellebore #lentenrose #gardens #historicgardens #albanyny #tenbroeckmansion

03/29/2020

A preview of our next Art meets History free online activity for families, inspired by this 1801 double portrait in wax by J C Rauschner (b. 1760). Watch for the full video and how-to this week! (Do you see the dog?) #artmeetshistory #humanitiesny #dogsofinstagram #watchandlearn #portrait #kidsart #whattodo #tenbroeckmansion #albanyny

Quiet elegance.  Candlestick with crystal prisms, mid 19thc; Rococo urn, Meissen, c. 1830.  #elegant #mantle #rococo #de...
03/28/2020

Quiet elegance. Candlestick with crystal prisms, mid 19thc; Rococo urn, Meissen, c. 1830. #elegant #mantle #rococo #decorativearts #candlestick #urn #red #tenbroeckmansion #albanyny

Refresh and be inspired in our gardens - free and open dawn to dusk.  We ask you remain 6 feet apart and remove all item...
03/27/2020

Refresh and be inspired in our gardens - free and open dawn to dusk. We ask you remain 6 feet apart and remove all items you've brought. Crocus (featured), winter aconite and daffodils are peeking out! Our volunteer Master Gardeners' gift to you in these difficult times. #goforawalk #stayhealthy #exercise #sunshine #crocus #spring #albanyny #mastergardeners #tenbroeckmansion

At the ACHA, we are volunteering from home!  So appreciative of the team of volunteers who are transcribing historic doc...
03/25/2020

At the ACHA, we are volunteering from home! So appreciative of the team of volunteers who are transcribing historic documents in our museum collections for researcher access. We are also training volunteer docents via remote learning - please contact us if you are interested! Featured here: Commission of General Abraham Ten Broeck, 1778. #abrahamtenbroeck #tenbroeckmansion #revolutionarywar #1778 #history #archives #manuscripts #albanyny

03/24/2020
ACHA Art Meets History Project 1: Tile Inspired Art Book

Our 1st free Art meets History family project is here! Grab your markers, scissors and get creative while learning about Albany history. Check out our how-to educational video (click on the picture below) and email us for the free PDF to print at [email protected] (we will upload it to our website as soon as possible). Don't have access to a printer? We are mailing out 25 free copies - email us your mailing address (limit of 2 per household, please). This project made possible in part with funding from Humanities NY and the generous support of ACHA members. Thank you.

Have fun while you are at home! A free educational project for the whole family. Watch and learn about the history of the Ten Broeck Mansion, plus learn how ...

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About the ACHA | Ten Broeck Mansion

The Albany County Historical Association, headquartered at the historic Ten Broeck Mansion built in 1798, preserves, promotes, presents, and interprets the stories of Albany County's rich and diverse history and culture through exhibits, lectures, and other educational outreach programs. Educational programs and events are held year-round for children, families, and adults and include lectures, exhibits, concerts and theatrical performances. Our extensive gardens including a knot garden, arbor, and shade garden are open free from April - October from dawn until dusk. Gallery and exhibits space is at our King’s Place site, adjacent to the gardens. We offer tours from early May to mid-October, plus special events year-round. Our site is available for rental on select dates - the grounds make for a beautiful wedding setting!

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