Local History

Albany History Race Hits Road on Sept. 30

September 22, 2017 | Local History

Interested in learning more about Albany’s storied past? Join us for Albany Public Library’s award-winning Albany History Race on Saturday, Sept. 30! This year’s “Amazing Race”-style scavenger hunt features locations and clues based on the Albany Fire Department’s rich history and not...

Fort Frederick Building Focus of Jan. 18 Talk

January 13, 2017 | Adult Services

The Fort Frederick Apartment building, which was picked up and moved an entire city block in the mid-1920s, is the subject of a special Friends of Albany Public Library program on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 pm at the Pine Hills Branch (517 Western Ave.). This local history program is free and open ...

Albany History Race Returns Sept. 26

September 14, 2015 | Local History

Local history buffs can test their knowledge as they sprint around Albany completing challenges when Albany Public Library’s award-winning Albany History Race returns on Saturday, Sept. 26. Anyone interested in Albany’s storied past is invited to participate in this “Amazing Race”-style sca...

Albany History Race Wins Award

June 11, 2015 | Local History

Way to go team APL! We were honored to receive the 2014 Upper Hudson Library System Adult Program of the Year Award for the “Albany History Race” program at a ceremony on June 10. “Albany History Race” was a one-day team competition involving quick visits to many historic buildings and site...