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Where we shopped! Children’s stores in Troy - Walking Tour
Oct
20
10:30 AM10:30

Where we shopped! Children’s stores in Troy - Walking Tour

  • Farmer's Market Information Booth (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Rensselaer County & Troy City Historian Kathy Sheehan for a walking tour that will highlight the many stores that catered to children, from infancy through their teenage years.

Troy was a dream if you were a kid.  From model paints to school uniforms, all could be found in downtown Troy.  

Adler’s Toy Store, Young Folks Shops, Cooper’s Shoe Store and the Attic Cellar are but a few of the stops on this hour-long tour through the downtown business district.  Bring your stories for this nostalgic tour! 

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100 + Years of Women Helping Women - Walking Tour
Oct
13
10:30 AM10:30

100 + Years of Women Helping Women - Walking Tour

The women of Troy were on the forefront of social change in the 19th 20th and the 21st century.  From the earliest day homes to the YWCA this tour through the historic district will highlight the challenges and accomplishments these amazing women made throughout our history and the legacy that still loves on today.

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People, Places and Progress - Walking Tour
Oct
6
10:30 AM10:30

People, Places and Progress - Walking Tour

This introduction to Troy history and architecture looks at how the city evolved from its initial founding in 1789 as a village to its 19th century heyday, decline in the 20th century and its re-birth in the 21st century. We will discuss the sites of many important events along with some of the people who made the name Troy famous around the world.

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'They clapped with their feet!' - Walking Tour
Sep
29
10:30 AM10:30

'They clapped with their feet!' - Walking Tour

  • Farmer's Market Information Booth (map)
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Bring your popcorn and candy for this fun tour of theaters in downtown Troy!

Sites include: Proctor's Theater, The Troy Theater, Kennedy Hall and The Troy Music Hall.

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20th Century Architecture - Walking Tour
Sep
15
10:30 AM10:30

20th Century Architecture - Walking Tour

  • Farmer's Market Information Booth (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

20th Century Architecture in Troy's Historic District

This tour will focus on the many wonderful 20th century structures including Frears Dept. Store, the Caldwell Apartment building and the Hendrick Hudson Hotel, and Proctor's Theater.

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Hudson River Valley Ramble - Uncle Sam: The Man & The Legend! - Walking Tour
Sep
8
10:30 AM10:30

Hudson River Valley Ramble - Uncle Sam: The Man & The Legend! - Walking Tour

  • Farmer's Market Information Booth (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Explore the sites associated with Samuel Wilson, aka Uncle Sam. In 1961 President John F. Kennedy declared that Troy was the official home of Uncle Sam, and that Samuel Wilson was the progenitor of our nation's symbol. As we explore the historic district we will explore this fascinating story of the man and the legend. Sites include Samuel Wilson's home and site of the meat packing plant that made him famous during the War of 1812, as well as the Uncle Sam statue and related sites associated with Uncle Sam!


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Meet the Baltimore Family - Saturday Farmer's Market Walking Tour
Jun
30
10:30 AM10:30

Meet the Baltimore Family - Saturday Farmer's Market Walking Tour

  • Farmer's Market Information Booth (map)
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In honor of the recent acquisition of the watercolor portrait of Peter Baltimore, join us for a tour highlighting the sites associated with the many contributions made by the Baltimore Family to the City of Troy.  

Peter, his wife Caroline, and his father Samuel were involved in abolitionist, church and other philanthropic causes in Troy.  Peter’s son Garnet Douglass Baltimore, the first black graduate of RPI is responsible for the design of many of the neighborhoods in Troy as well as Prospect Park. 

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Abolition & Escape: The Underground Railroad in Troy.
Jun
16
10:30 AM10:30

Abolition & Escape: The Underground Railroad in Troy.

Troy was a hotbed of abolitionist activity in the 19th century. Join us for a walking tour which will highlight the sights associated with African American community in the first half of the 19th century. Featured are sites associated with the Troy Female African Benevolent Society and the rescue of escaped slave Charles Nalle.

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Where we shopped! Children’s stores in Troy. 
May
5
10:30 AM10:30

Where we shopped! Children’s stores in Troy. 

Join Rensselaer County & Troy City Historian Kathy Sheehan for a walking tour that will highlight the many stores that catered to children, from infancy through their teenage years.

Troy was a dream if you were a kid.  From model paints to school uniforms, all could be found in downtown Troy.  

Adler’s Toy Store, Young Folks Shops, Cooper’s Shoe Store and the Attic Cellar are but a few of the stops on this hour-long tour through the downtown business district.  Bring your stories for this nostalgic tour! 

Walking tours leave from the Troy Farmer’s Market Information booth, which is located in front of the Arts Center ~ 265 River Street, Troy, NY, 12180

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