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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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