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.
DON'T FORGET! I Shop For Schuyler!
Shopping online this holiday season? Why not donate to the Friends of Schuyler Mansion at the same time? The Friends are a museum partner at ShopForMuseums.com, a web site where you can shop with your favorite online stores and have a portion of your purchase amount donated to the Friends of Schuyler Mansion.
It's a perfect opportunity: As a shopper, ShopForMuseums.com offers convenience and exclusive discounts, while as a Friends member, you can raise funds for Schuyler Mansion without any additional expense or inconvenience!
To participate, please visit www.shopformuseums.com and follow three simple steps: register, choose the Friends of Schuyler Mansion as your museum partner, and then begin shopping - as soon as today! As you rack up the purchases, you will be able to track your personal donation information as well as donation totals made to the Friends of Schuyler Mansion. Since anyone can join, be sure to tell friends, family, and anyone else you know who would like to support this organization. Thank you for your participation!
2014 - 2015 Board of Trustees
Matthew Thornton, President
John Scherer, Vice-President
Charles Zimmerman, Recording Secretary
Joy A. Ford
Stuart W. Lehman
Judith A. Norrish
Honorary Members: Jean Olton and Paul Stambach
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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