ALBANY — The Ten Broeck Mansion, home of the Albany County Historical Association, has reopened for tours. Tours are at 10, 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Fridays and 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Saturdays. Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, all children up to age 18 are free in 2021. The Ten Broeck Mansion features new exhibits in its museum spaces, including displays in the formal dining room and parlors highlighting interest in Asian art during the 1800s. The basement features newly opened spaces showing the living and working spaces of servants during the 19th century.
Outdoor art, architecture, and garden programs are held the third Wednesday of the month starting June 16. The Ten Broeck Mansion’s newly stocked Museum Shop, featuring handmade goods from Capital Region artisans, is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Free Art meets History kits for children are available at the Mansion or in the Garden Education Kiosk.
Tickets are available through the Ten Broeck Mansion’s website: www.tenbroeckmansion.org. Visitors are asked to follow NYS health guidelines, including preregistering for tours, practicing social distancing and wearing facemasks. The Ten Broeck Mansion gardens are open free to the community from dawn until dusk each day.
The Ten Broeck Mansion was built in 1798 for Abraham and Elizabeth Ten Broeck. The ACHA was founded in 1942. The mission of the ACHA is to preserve, present, promote, and interpret the stories of the rich and diverse history and culture of Albany County. Its four-acre museum site includes the Mansion, gardens, and exhibit and gallery space at King’s Place.
For more information see the ACHA’s website: www.tenbroeckmansion.org.