19 May 2017

Archaeology at Van Schaick Mansion Tomorrow

Yes, this is extremely late, but it's new to me, since I just found this announcement. Tomorrow, Saturday 20 May 2017, 11 AM till 2 PM, New York State Museum Archaeologists will be at the Van Schaick Mansion for an archaeological program. The program is free; discover Albany’s past.

Notes clipped from the New York State Musuem webpage are below:
In the fall of 2016, the State Museum began an archaeological survey of the Van Schaick Mansion in order to locate remnants of buildings and landscape features that no longer exist. Excavations at the Mansion uncovered artifacts dating to the nineteenth century that provide clues about the lives of the Van Schaick family and the many unidentified enslaved African Americans who maintained the property grounds. Completed archaeological excavations will be open, artifacts will be on display, and archaeologists will be available to discuss their findings.

The Van Schaick Mansion is located at 1 Van Schaick Ave. in Cohoes, N.Y. 12047.

Van Schaick Mansion