Thursday, April 29, 2010

Crailo State Historic Site

Crailo State Historic Site will be one of my first stops on my public history tour. It is located in Rensselaer, NY which is located directly over the river from Albany, NY. This historic site is dedicated to the history of the Dutch in the upper Hudson Valley. Over the years Crailo has undergone different changes and had many uses. At one point during the late 18th century, Crailo was remodeled in a Federal style. It also served as a boarding school for boys in the mid 1800's, and was later a church. In the 1920's it was donated to New York State for museum purposes and development. The exhibit highlights archeological findings from Fort Orange. Here is the site for some more information before I go...

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