Albany Archives talk: The Cohoes Mastodon and the Center Square neighborhood

Cohoes Mastodon at State Museum

Mr. Albany Archives -- Matt Malette -- will be at the Albany Public Library June 27 to talk about the history of the Cohoes Mastodon and the Center Square neighborhood. The talk starts at 6:30 pm and it's free.

One of Matt's recent Spectrum segments was about how the Cohoes Mastodon ended up at the State Museum. (Mike Allen contributed some crucial sound effects work to the segment.)

Speaking of homes for the Cohoes Mastodon...
The State Museum and the Cohoes Mastodon were once located in the State Education Building on Washington Ave -- which is a beautiful building. And there are public tours of the building on Saturdays this June and the first part of July. You must make reservations ahead of time (see the second link).

+ An ample amount of mastodon
+ Other Timelines: The Cohoes Mastodon Park

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