Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Haunted History Tours - Oct. 24-28

Haunted History Walking Tours Will Benefit Historic Albany and University Club Foundations

Murders. Kidnapping. Untimely deaths. Many dark and unsettling dramas have played out behind the elegant faƧades of Albany’s Center Square and Hudson/Park neighborhoods. In October, a guided walking tour will explore both the sinister deeds and the handsome architecture of a bygone era.

The tours will be offered on each weeknight during the final week of October, beginning on Monday, October 24 and begin and end at the University Club of Albany, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street. The tour will step off at 6:00 p.m. each night, and the cost is $15 per person.

The tour will cover an area bounded by Washington Avenue, Willett Street, Madison Avenue and Swan Streets, and the round trip is approximately 1.5 miles. Hudson/Park resident and University Club member Tim Varney, who developed and researched the tour, warns that the narrative will include “graphic material not suitable for children or the faint of heart.”

Proceeds from the tour will be divided between Historic Albany Foundation and the University Club Foundation. Participation will be limited to no more than 20 people per tour and reservations are required. Please call Historic Albany at 518-465-0876 x. 10 to add your name to the list.

Payment may be made by cash or check payable to the University Club Foundation, a 501c3 corporation. Your donation may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The University Club Foundation was formed to recognize and maintain the unique historic and architectural significance of the University Club building and property, its historic neighborhood and the city of Albany, where it has been located since its inception in 1901. For information on upcoming events, visit www.uclubevents.blogspot.com .

Founded in 1974, Historic Albany Foundation is a private, not-for-profit membership organization working to promote the preservation and appreciation of the built environment in and around the city of Albany. For more information, visit www.historic-albany.org .

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