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.
Special Event: Friends Summer Party!
The Friends are having a party! Come join us for this catered affair on the grounds of Schuyler Mansion. There will be a photo opportunity with Schuyler family members; an amzazing Silent Auction featuring 18th century reproductions, one of a kind items and a chance to bid on the same papier macheceiling design that's been newly installed in the Best Parlor.
Also on offer is a fabulous Wine Pull featuring wines that would have graced Schuyler's table: Madeira, Porto, and other selections from France and Rhineland.
"The Sincerity of My Affections:" Listen in on conversations about the whirlwind courtship of Eliza Schuyler and Alexander Hamilton, which will be dramatized against the backdrop of newly restored mansion interiors!
Tickets are going fast, so purchase yours today here:
The Sincerity of My Affections Tickets
See you there!
2019 - 2020 Board of Trustees
Kate Storms , President
Tony Opalka, Treasurer
Jennifer D. Geraghty
Kevin Richard Morrow
Lee Pinckney, III
Contact the Friends of Schuyler Mansion:
Mail: 32 Catherine Street, Albany, New York, 12202
FOR SCHUYLER MANSION INFO: 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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