Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Explore the Albany History Room - Monday 6/27

7:00 p.m. tour, 8:00 p.m. reception

Join us for a special presentation from Albany City Historian Tony Opalka and Assemblyman Jack McEneny on Monday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Albany Public Library at 161 Washington Avenue.

Learn about the Pruyn Collection’s outstanding catalogue of books, city directories, newspaper clippings, photographs, and documents and find out what makes this collection so valuable to researchers, genealogists, and historians.

After the presentation, stroll down to the University Club for complimentary snacks and additional conversation until 9:00 p.m.

The Albany History Room is open Mondays from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. The City Historian is available to help researchers on Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. Special appointments to use the room can also be made by calling Local History Librarian Ellen Gamache at 518-427-4327.

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited (there are 17 chairs in the Albany History Room!) so please call the Club at 518-463-1151 to let us know you'll be there.

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