Albany County Historical Association

9 Ten Broeck Place
Albany, New York 12210
Phone: 518-436-9826

Albany County Historical Association


Albany County Historical Association’s digital collection on New York Heritage represents a portion of our diverse holdings. Our collection represents the history of Albany County and is comprised of a variety of items ACHA has acquired over the years through purchase and donation.

Albany County Historical Association was founded in 1942. It is a private, not-for-profit educational corporation headquartered at the historic Ten Broeck Mansion in the Arbor Hill neighborhood of the city of Albany, New York. The mission of the ACHA is to preserve, present, and promote the rich history and culture of Albany County.

Since 1942, the Albany County Historical Association has been interpreting Albany's history. In 1948, the ACHA was charged with the stewardship of the historic Ten Broeck Mansion, and for more than a half-century has been maintaining, preserving, and making historically accurate renovations for the benefit and enjoyment of the community and to ensure the integrity and history that the mansion stands for.

Albany County Historical Association is a member of the Capital District Library Council.


ACHA Postcard Collection

This collection showcases the diverse postcard collection of the Albany County Historical Association.

Acorn Stove Trade Cards

This collection features Acorn Stove trade cards from the collection of the Albany County Historical Association. The cards were created after 1850 to advertise Acorn Stoves, which were manufactured by the Albany company, Rathbone and Sard.

Black and white photograph

An assembled collection of family records of Albany County residents collected at community history scanning events held by the Albany County Historical Association.

Handwritten document

An assembled collection of military and property records pertaining to Albany County residents from 1760-1818.

Black and white photograph

Images of Albany, Clinton, Rensselaer, and Schenectady Counties digitized from glass plate negatives. c.1893 - c. 1915

Dongan Charter Parade 1936 Albany New York

This collection contains pictures from the Dongan Charter Celebration Parade held in Albany, New York on July 22, 1936.

Listing of births

Genealogical records of families in Albany County, New York written in family Bibles and prayer books, 1702-1923. 

Pencil sketch on faded paper

A collection containing records from the family of Edmund L. Judson (1830-1890), mayor of Albany from 1874-1876.

Sepia photo

Correspondence, photographs, and artifacts related to Peter Erwin (1910-1944) of the Arbor Hill neighborhood of Albany, New York, his wife Marjorie L. Walker (1915-1995), and daughter Effie Marie Erwin (1940-2021). 

daguerreotype portrait

An assembled collection of images of the extended Ten Broeck family. 

Handwritten document with embossed seal

An assembled collection of records from the family of Abraham Ten Broeck (1734-1810).


An assembled collection of images taken of the Ten Broeck Mansion in Arbor Hill, Albany, New York. 

Page 17 of Register

Genealogical register of the Van Allen Family of Albany County, New York, c. 1856-1884.

Veghte Family in canoes, ca. 1907

Collection documents the Veghte Family of the Albany, New York area. The bulk of the items date from 1899-1908.