LECTURE What's Special about Albany? A Historian Assesses the City's Place in Our National Narrative

Our guest speaker is History Professor Tamara Plakins Thornton from the University at Buffalo, SUNY.

Tamara Plakins Thornton, Professor, Department of History, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Award-winning professor of American cultural and intellectual history, Thornton will turn her eye to the people, places, and events in Albany that play a significant role on the stage of our nation’s history. This lecture is the first public program offered by Partners for Albany Stories in conjunction with their interpretive plan for the city. Support for this program was provided, in part, by the Assemblyman Robert Reilly Salary Fund.

Free with museum admission

IMAGE: Coat Of Arms of the city of Albany, attributed to Ezra Ames (1768-1836), ca. 1811; oil on canvas, ht.50 1/4 in., w. 40 1/2 in.; on permanent deposit with the Albany Institute of History & Art from the city of Albany,1971.012.050

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