Albany History Lost and Found

50-52 Hudson Ave Albany 1938

This looks interesting and fun: A bunch of local history nerds are getting together at the University Club in Albany May 4 to talk about lost-and-found history. Blurbage:

Everyone who has studied local history has had the experience of finding a document, an artifact, a landmark, a recording, some piece of evidence that helps us see with new eyes the 400+-year-old city that surrounds us. The excitement of discovery is the focus of this program. We've invited six Albany historians to talk about their research "finds" and explain the significance.

Albany Archive's Matt Malette with MC, and the lineup also includes:
+ Bill Brandow, associate architect, John G. Waite Associates; vice-chair, Albany Historic Resources Commission.
+ Maeve McEneny, education and heritage coordinator, Discover Albany.
+ Aaron Noble, senior historian and curator, New York State Museum.
+ Akum Norder, author, The History of Here: A House, the Pine Hills Neighborhood, and the City of Albany.
+ Paul Stewart, co-founder, Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region.

The event's sponsored by 98 Acres in Albany, Cornerstone Consulting, and The Society of Architectural Historians. It's sort of a follow-up to the "Left on the Drawing Board" local history event in Troy this past January, which was also organized by Cornerstone.

"Albany History Lost and Found" is Friday, May 4 at 5:30 pm. It's free and open to the public.


This sounds really interesting!

UClub is also a cool venue and a gorgeous building.

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