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School Days in Troy!
Sep
21
10:30 AM10:30

School Days in Troy!

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Education has played a significant role in the growth of the City of Troy since the late 18th century. This tour will explore the many types of schools that have called Troy home, including the Troy Female Seminary, the William Rich School and the Troy Academy. We will discuss Emma Willard, Amos Eaton, William Rich and others who are still nationally recognized for their forward thinking views on education.

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* PLEASE NOTE * This walking tour meets at the Farmer’s Market Information Booth, located at: 265 River Street, Troy, NY.

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The Architecture of Travel.
Sep
28
10:30 AM10:30

The Architecture of Travel.

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This tour will focus on the business of travel. See the sites associated with boat, rail and auto travel, as well as other associated businesses that kept Troy a major transportation hub from the 19th century through the mid 20th century.

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* PLEASE NOTE * This walking tour meets at the Farmer’s Market Information Booth, located at: 265 River Street, Troy, NY.

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Happy Birthday Uncle Sam!
Sep
14
10:30 AM10:30

Happy Birthday Uncle Sam!

  • 265 River Street Troy, NY 12180 (map)
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Samuel Wilson, aka Uncle Sam is seen all over Troy, from the statue in Riverfront Park to the Health Food store on 4th Street. But who is Uncle Sam? This tour will look at sites associated with the man, Samuel Wilson and the legend, Uncle Sam.

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* PLEASE NOTE * This walking tour meets at the Farmer’s Market Information Booth, located at: 265 River Street, Troy, NY.

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The Architecture of Downtown Troy.
Sep
7
10:30 AM10:30

The Architecture of Downtown Troy.

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In honor of the newly published book by author Diana Waite, we will explore the historic district concentrating on select buildings that are featured in the book. New discoveries about these buildings designed by nationally acclaimed architects will be a highlight of this tour!

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*PLEASE NOTE* This walking tour meets at the Farmer’s Market Information Booth, located at: 265 River Street, Troy, NY.

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Family Scavenger Hunt!
Jun
29
10:30 AM10:30

Family Scavenger Hunt!

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We walk up and down the streets of the historic district, but how often do we really stop to look at the details on buildings and things hidden in the streetscape? We will have clues to pass out and puzzles to answer! Even the youngest of children will be able to participate in this hunt!

* PLEASE NOTE * This walking tour meets at the Farmer’s Market Information Booth, located at: 265 River Street, Troy, NY.

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200 Years of River Street
Jun
22
10:30 AM10:30

200 Years of River Street

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River Street has seen some of the most drastic changes since 1789 due to development, fires and urban renewal to Troy’s current Renaissance.   RCHS is fortunate to have many photos of River Street that document these changes through the years. Architecture dating from the early 19th century to the 20th century fill the landscape of our main thoroughfare  through Troy.  We will explore River Street from just south of the Hedley building to the Corner of River and Congress Street.

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6/22/19 Walking Tour
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The Architecture of Travel
Jun
15
10:30 AM10:30

The Architecture of Travel

  • Farmer's Market Information Booth (map)
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This tour will focus on the business of travel.  See the sites associated with boat, rail and auto travel, as well as other associated businesses that kept Troy a major transportation hub from the 19th century through the mid-20th century.

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Washington Park
Jun
8
10:30 AM10:30

Washington Park

This tour only! Meet at the corner of 2nd & Washington Street.

One of only two private ornamental parks in New York State, (Gramercy in NYC is the other one) Washington Park is graced with some of the most beautiful residences in the historic district. As we walk around the park we will discuss the park’s origins, architecture and the stories of some of the famous residents that called Washington Park home.

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* PLEASE NOTE * This walking tour meets at Washington Park, in Troy NY! (At the corner of 2nd Street & Washington).

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Walking Tour: The Hudson Between the Bridges
May
4
10:30 AM10:30

Walking Tour: The Hudson Between the Bridges

In Honor of our current exhibition, ‘Crossing the Hudson,’ we will explore the Hudson River between the Green Island Bridge and the Congress Street Bridge.  We will discuss the first railroad bridge to cross the Hudson, the impact of the Erie Canal, The  Atlantic Deep Waterways Commission, the breaking of the tolls on the Congress Street Bridge and other interesting stories about the Hudson River and Troy.

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* PLEASE NOTE * This walking tour meets at the Farmer’s Market Information Booth, located at: 265 River Street, Troy, NY.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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