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. Tours are offered at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 pm.
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 collections 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.
About Historic Cherry Hill:
Historic Cherry Hill tells a story of America through the lives and experiences of five generations of an Albany, New York, household. One of Albany's most recognizable landmarks, Cherry Hill was built in 1787 for Philip and Maria Van Rensselaer and continuously lived in until 1963 by extended family, enslaved people, descendants, and servants—who left artifacts, documents, and stories behind.