Who We Are
In 1977, the Friends of Schuyler Mansion was organized to help the State of New York maintain Schuyler Mansion as an historic house museum and was incorporated as a not-for-profit educational corporation by the New York State Education Department the same year.
Since that time, the Friends have donated numerous books, maps, and other resources to the site's extensive research library; they have purchased textiles, wallpaper, objects and other furnishings for rooms in the mansion; encouraged the donation of historical objects to Schuyler Mansion's collections, and have also contributed to the purchase of two Schuyler family portraits by Thomas Sully.
The Friends also provide valuable assistance to staff at special events such as "Salutations of the Season!," Independence Day! and historic reenactments. They are active participants at fund raisers and also host several Schuyler family reunions and receptions for the public, official guests, and museum organizations.
The Friends of Schuyler Mansion is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) volunteer organization whose purpose is to promote the restoration, conservation, educational and cultural programs of Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site. The Friends also seek to increase public interest in this site, and develop an awareness and appreciation of 18th century history as it relates to the Schuyler family, the city of Albany, and the Upper Hudson River Valley region. In order to carry out its mission, the Friends of Schuyler Mansion encourages volunteerism and provides staff support, as well as raises funds through membership dues, grants, and fundraising events.
Calling Schuyler Family Descendents
As part of Schuyler Mansion's 100th anniversary of being a state historic site, the Friends of Schuyler Mansion are planning a Schuyler Family Reunion for mid-September 2017. In preparation, we are developing a list of descendent names and addresses, so if you are a descendent or know of one, please contact Schuyler Mansion to be added to the list.
As this will be our first Friends-sponsored reunion since 1982, we would especially like to hear from those
descendents who attended the 1980 and/or 1982 reunions. The reunion will feature visits to local Schuyler-related sites, lectures on relevant topics, including the enslaved African burial ground at Schuyler Flatts and the restoration of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler's home, the Grange.
We invite all Schuyler family descendents to attend this event. To be added to the list, please call (518) 434-0834, or send an e-mail to the Friends President (see e-mail link below). We look forward to hearing from you!
2017 - 2018 Board of Trustees
John Scherer, President
Kate Storms, Vice-President
Tony Opalka, Treasurer
Judith A. Norrish
Contact the Friends of Schuyler Mansion:
Mail: 32 Catherine Street, Albany, New York, 12202
Please note: For scheduling tours of the mansion, collections or historical research questions, interviews, or anything directly related to Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, please contact the site manager Heidi Hill at Heidi.Hill@parks.ny.gov.
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