Erie canal extends from Troy on the Hudson River to Tonawanda
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is nick-named as the Collar City and the home of Uncle Sam. It is located
along the Hudson River in New York State and has a population of over
55,000 people. The historic city of Troy is over 200 years old and played a major
role in the industrial revolution of 1800's as a center for textile mills,
stagecoach and carriage builders, breweries, bell manufacturers, iron and steel
Most of Troy's buildings stand from the 18th and 19th centuries and retain their
original character and features. Troy is best known as a "Victorian City" and
is home to countless samples of Victorian architecture and iron work.
has evolved into an important cultural center and now offers many popular events
including the Riverfront Arts Festival with sidewalk chalk art competitions and
the Victorian Stroll, which features many events, concerts and crafts throughout
Troy's downtown district.
for visitors include The Arts Center of the Capital Region,
The Children's Museum of sicence & Technology , Lansingburgh
Historical Society, the Empire
State AeroSciences Museum, National Museum of Dance, National
Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Schenectady's
Theatre, and the Albany-Saratoga
Springs in Upstate New York
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Troy RiverSpark Visitor Center
251 River St. 518-270-8667 Located in
the lower level of the building, the visitor's center contains many displays with
information on the Troy, Albany, Cohoes area, including industrial artifacts.
There is an impressive slide show on the region, utilizing multiple slide projectors.
The visitor's center has many brochures covering local points of interest. Admission
is free. You may also enter the center for from Riverfront Park.
Savings Bank Music Hall,
7 State Street, 518-273-0038. If there's a performance
at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (right) while you're in town, you might consider
attending to relax and enjoy the music as well as the impressive hall itself.
The music hall, which opened in 1875, is built over the Troy Savings Bank. The
lower floor consists of the bank, and the rest of the building is dedicated to
the hall. Known for its near-perfect acoustics, it seats more than 1,000 people
and has two balconies. Several music groups record in the hall. For most of the
year, a free concert is offered once a month during a weekday lunch hour (noon-1
p.m.); concertgoers are invited to bring a lunch with them.
Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River St., 518-273-0552
gallery at the Arts Center of the Capital Region offers year-round exhibits of
challenging contemporary art, and has been a focal point and resource for artists
and arts students in the Capital Region for 34 years. The Arts Center offers as
many as 300 classes each year in a wide range of arts disciplines, including painting,
drawing, pottery, the culinary arts, metalworking and performing arts. A "Crafts
for Credit" program offers college credit for completing Arts Center classes.
59 2nd St, 518-272-7232 firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed in 1827
, this Federal style home was a local landmark. Today, both 57 and 59 2nd St.
are owned by the Rensselaer County Historical Society . These buildings house
the Society's extensive museum collections, changing exhibits, gift shop, research
library, and offices. The house is open for tours or for your own look-around.
If you visit, check out the small book in each room that contains photographs
of the room as it appeared many years ago when the house was occupied. A small
donation is requested.
Science and Technology
Jordan Road (in the Rensselaer Tech Park)
Troy, NY 12180
Museum of Science and Technology is dedicated to introducing children of all ages
to a wide spectrum of science and technology topics, integrated with history and
the arts, in a fun and friendly environment.
285 Pawling Avenue, (518) 833-1300
for Girls Since 1814
Founded in 1814, Emma Willard School was among the nation's
first institutions for the higher education of women. Located on Mount Ida above
the City of Troy, Emma Willard is a college-preparatory boarding and day school
for 292 girls in grades 9 through 12 and the post-graduate year. The School's
rigorous curriculum is complemented by diverse independent study options in the
community, a thriving visual and performing arts program, exceptional leadership
opportunities, and competitive interscholastic athletics. The School's collegiate
Gothic architecture fills 137 acres on Troy¹s residential east side. Two
other local schools worth mentioning include Russell Sage College, initially founded
by Emma Willard as the Troy Seminary for Women, and Hudson Valley Community College,
the second-largest institution of higher learning in the Capital Region and nationally
ranked 27th for the number of associate degrees awarded annually.
Mohawk Industrial Gateway Located at the foot of Polk St. in South Troy, this
building was the main office for the Burden Iron Works (right). The iron works
is long gone, but you can view a full set of exhibits about the area's industrial
heritage at the Burden Iron Works Museum. Several large items are located outdoors,
including two ladle cars ... one of which was found during the excavation for
the Rensselaer County Jail. The ladle cars were used to transport and pour molten
Three years after Emma Willard opened her first school, workers
broke ground on the historic Erie Canal. When it was originally proposed, the
project was ridiculed as "Clinton's folly" and "Clinton's Big Ditch"
(i.e., DeWitt Clinton, "Father of New York," First Governor of New York
State). When the Erie Canal opened for business in 1825 it was widely considered
one of the engineering marvels of the world. Just west of the Federal Lock at
Troy (right), the world's greatest series of high lift locks are located in Waterford,
the largest lift (169 feet) in the shortest distance on any canal system in the
The "Poesten Kill" which literally means "foaming
or puffing stream" in Dutch, powered mills in the gorge for more than 300
years. The waterfall is located in a peaceful, secluded location in the middle
of the city of Troy. The gorge can be viewed from a visitors lot off Linden Avenue,
between Pawling and Spring Avenues.
100 Second Street, Troy, New York 12180
A local architectural marvel, the Troy Public Library is the local repository
for historical and genealogical materials relating to the City of Troy and Rensselaer
County. A member of the Upper Hudson Library System, whose members stretch from
Albany to Cohoes, the Troy Public Library has access to a wealth of resources
both in the stacks and online.
Riverfront Park runs along the Hudson River (left), behind City Hall
and other buildings on River Street. Events are often held in the park and free
concerts held in the bandshell. A statue of Uncle Sam (right) greets visitors
approaching from the corner of River and 3rd Streets.
Lansingburgh Historical Society
First Avenue and 114th Street Built
in 1786, this once was the home of American literary giant, Herman Melville, who
wrote his first books here in an environment once rife with sea-weary mariners.
Please phone: (518) 235-3501
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