Old maps and tracing Lincoln's path

Clip of 1857 Map of Albany by E JacobA couple of upcoming Historic Albany Foundation events that could be interesting:

March 7: Cool Maps of Albany
"Delve into three centuries of Albany history through beautifully executed cartography. Join Deputy County Clerk Craig Carlson & City Historian Tony Opalka for a show-and-tell of the maps housed at the Hall of Records, including one measuring 23 feet!" 5:30 pm -- $10

April 20: Lincoln's Visit to Albany
"On February 18, 1861, President-elect Abraham Lincoln made a historic visit to Albany, NY on his way to Washington, DC for his inauguration. Retrace his steps in a walking tour that will take you from Broadway to East Capitol Park. Learn about the buildings and the people he came in contact with, and how this one day in Albany ultimately tied to events that led to his assassination." And it's being led by none other than Albany Archives. 5:30 pm -- $10

Space is limited for both events and reservations are required (theses sorts of events seem to fill up often): Lisa at 518-465-0876 ext. 14 or info@historic-albany.org.


Wouldn't it be nice of the County Hall of Records made more of its holding available on line? And its rules about duplication of materials so others can share it ( if County Clerk won't) are absurd. We have requested and the requests appear to fall on deaf ears. It's as if they own it .. and it's not the people's information.

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