20th Annual Albany History Fair: "Albany - The Great American Story"

  • Albany, Capital-Saratoga
  • May 05, 2019
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An afternoon’s adventure into all things literary in the Capital City! Explore Albany’s literary history, learn what local museum collections tell us about how literature impacted the lives of Albany’s past inhabitants, and find opportunities to participate in Albany’s literary scene today.  Poetry Performance in the historic house drawn from original works written by the bygone occupants of the home as well as selections from the great English-language poets enjoyed by the Cherry Hill family. Van Rensselaer Library Tour with Dr. Philip Eppard, rare books expert. The 5,000 books collected by the Cherry Hill family span the sixteenth through the 20th century. My Life as a Journalist. A conversation with Paul Grondahl, Director of the Writers Institute, award-winning journalist, and long-time staff writer for the Times Union. Cradle of the Union. A presentation and book signing with Erik Schlimmer. Bill Kennedy’s Albany. An illustrated presentation by City of Albany Historian, Tony Opalka, on the Albany of William Kennedy’s “Albany Cycle” novels. Story Circle for families featuring books by Albany authors and illustrators and picture books from the Cherry Hill collections.

  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • 523 1/2 S. Pearl St.
    Albany, NY 12202
  • 518 434 4791
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  • Historic Cherry Hill
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