History days at Cherry Hill and the Ten Broeck Mansion 2017

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Historic Cherry Hill

Two Albany historic mansions have annual history-themed events coming up...

Albany History Fair
Historic Cherry Hill in the South End is again hosting the annual Albany History Fair on May 7. This year's theme is "Whose Side Are You On? Suffrage & Anti-Suffrage in Albany." Blurbage:

This free event will include musical performances of suffrage and anti-suffrage songs by Mary LaFleur and Tony Opalka; a one-act play, "The Burden of the Ballot," written by Dr. Krysta Dennis, Lecturer in Creative Arts a Siena College and performed by Janet Kimlicko, Kellyrose Marry, Sydney Paluch and Sandra Boynton; a lecture, "It Is No Right But a Wrong" Albany and the Antecedents of Anti-Suffrage by Kori A. Graves, Assistant Professor of History at UAlbany, and a panel on women in politics today moderated by Liz Benjamin, host of the Spectrum News show Capital Tonight and Editor-in- Chief of the blog, State of Politics, and featuring New York State Assembly Member Patricia Fahy, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, and Albany Common Council Member Dorcey Applyrs. Other activities include a voter registration booth, displays, a scavenger hunt, and a special tour, "Casting Her Ballot: Emily Rankin and the Suffrage Question."

The events are from noon-4 pm on Sunday, May 7. Admission is free.

Living History Day
The Ten Broeck Mansion in Arbor Hill has its Living History Day coming up May 7. The day includes tours, historical re-enactors, an archaeological excavation, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and music.

The events are from noon-4 pm on Sunday, May 7. Admission is free.

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