This Veteran's Day, the museum is open for FREE. Come see the exhibitions, make art in the studio, or discover our special activities related to the War of 1812.

Bring the whole family to enjoy the Albany Institute of History & Art for free!
Sponsored by M&T Bank

In addition to our galleries and shop being open, we also have:

10AM-4:30PM  Drop-in Art Making: Patriotic Pennants in the Art Studio

Special activities related to the War of 1812, with Robert E. Mulligan, Retired New York State Museum Curator of Military History.

10AM-4:30PM  Special Display
In honor of Veteran's Day and the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, Mulligan will display his collection of miniature soldiers of 1812, recreating the Battle of Queenston Heights, and highlighting the roles played by Albany's Solomon Van Rensselaer of Cherry Hill and Troy's Captain John E. Wool, the hero of the battle.

1:30PM and 3PM  Lecture: New York State and the War of 1812 with Robert E. Mulligan  
Mulligan will discuss America's lack of preparation for the war, the role of the New York Militia, Albanians Philip and Stephen van Rensselaer, strategies, New York's anti-war politics, and who actually "won" the war. (It was our neighbor to the north).

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