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A Collar and a Dream

by Ann Morrow July 2, 2015


  Based on a collars-and-cuffs company in Troy and penned by one of the greatest wits in American theater, Helen of Troy, New York is a 1923 musical comedy that spoofs the city’s collar industry—while giving ...

Sailing Back in Time

by Ann Morrow August 28, 2014

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  Five years after Henry Hudson made his return voyage to England, a Dutch privateer was hired to follow up on the explorer’s claims. His name was Adriaen Block, and what he is known for today, ...


Albany History Fair

by The Staff May 1, 2014


  Ma’am, your Tang is served. That’s Tang as in the orange-powder drink from era of the Kennedy administration, not the priceless porcelain, because Historic Cherry Hill will have a “Tang stand” (and retro snacks) on hand ...

Historic Cherry Hill

Past, Present and Future

by Ann Morrow August 15, 2013


  The Onrust is an authentic replica of the first sailing ship to be made in America, built in New Amsterdam in 1614. Centuries after the harbor town was renamed New York, it produced Laurence Gartel, ...

Palace Theatre