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The Rankins of Cherry Hill: Struggling with the Loss of their World

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Experience Historic Cherry Hill's newly restored interiors with a guided tour, Fridays & Saturdays, June 25 through November 27, 2021.

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About the Tour: The Rankins of Cherry Hill: Struggling with the Loss of their World tour tells the story of how the last two generations at Cherry Hill responded to social, economic, and personal change at the turn of the 20th century. Artifacts in each room vividly tell the story of Catherine Rankin’s loss of her wealth and near loss of her ancestral home—and her family’s struggle to regain their financial standing and restore Cherry Hill to its colonial grandeur- while watching industry and an immigrant working class neighborhood grow up around the property. This “warts and all” tour addresses such topics as immigration, women’s suffrage, American identity, and the roots of prejudice.

Registration Information: Advanced Registration is required. Tours begin promptly on the hour, Fridays 1-4pm & Saturdays 10am-4pm.

Tours are free for SNAP recipients (Museums for All), Blue Star families, and current members of HCH, AAM, and MANY, and discounted for seniors, students and AAA members. Call the museum at 518-434-4791, tell us that you are eligible for a free or discounted rate, and we will register you manually.

For the health & safety of our volunteers, staff, & patrons: Masks are required indoors for ALL visitors ages 2 and up regardless of vaccination status, and whenever social distancing is not possible outdoors.

For more information: Visit our website www.historiccherryhill.org or call 518-434-4791.

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Historic Cherry Hill tells a story of America through the lives and experiences of five generations of an Albany, New York, household. One of the Capital Region's most recognizable landmarks, the "Yellow House on the Hill" was built in 1787 for Philip and Maria Van Rensselaer and lived in for almost two centuries by extended family, enslaved people, descendants, and servants—who left artifacts, documents, and stories behind.

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