Albany County Historical Assn. and Ten Broeck Mansion – http://www.tenbroeckmansion.org/
A mansion in a very old part of Albany that is home of Albany County Historical Assn. It houses artifacts of Albany history and has a lovely garden with many rare plants.
Albany Institute of History and Art– www.albanyinstitute.org
This fine art and history museum and library holds collections from Albany’s and New York’s past.
Brunswick Historical Society– www.bhs-ny.org
This museum houses artifacts, photos and memoribilia of the Town of Brunswick (suburban Troy) in a preserved rural school building. It is east of Lansingburgh.
Pittstown Historical Society http://pittstown.us/historical_society/pittstown_historical_society.htm It is east of Lansingburgh.
Hudson-Mohawk Industrial Gateway– http://www.hudsonmohawkgateway.org/
An Organization dedicated to preserving the industrial past of New York’s Capital Region
Knickerbocker Historical Society– http://www.knic.com/historic.htm
An organization which has preserved this c. 1770 mansion and interprets the history of the Knickerbockers. It is north of Lansingburgh.
Melville Society– http://people.hofstra.edu/John_l_Bryant/Melville
A largely academic organization dedicated to the study of Herman Melville’s life and works.
New York State Archives, Library, Museum and Public Broadcasting– www.oce.nysed.gov
This site will bring you to repositories of artifacts, records and documents, newspapers, and art in the Cultural Education Center in Albany, twenty minutes south of the Lansingburgh Historical Society.
New York State Historical Assn.– www.nysha.org
A museum of American art, Colonial and NYS history in scenic Cooperstown, a short drive west of Albany. It has an excellent research library on NY history, James Fenimore Cooper and American art.
New York State Historical Assn. Library– http://library.nysha.org/entry_list.asp
New York State Military Museum– www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/mil-hist.htm
A museum and library of military history in Saratoga Springs holds artifacts and records of NY units from the Revolution to the present.
Oakwood Cemetery– www.oakwoodcemetery.org
A large rural or garden cemetery in Lansingburgh which holds the graves of Uncle Sam, Amos Eaton, Emma Willard, Gen. John Ellis Wool, Gen Geo. Thomas, Jacob Lansing (founded Lansingburgh), others
Peebles Island State Park– http://nysparks.com/parks/111/details.aspx
Across the Hudson from Melville House and at the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson River. Great place for a picnic lunch, a trail walk, birding, or just to rest and enjoy the rivers.
Rensselaer County Historical Society– www.rchsonline.org
A museum and library of the county’s history on two adjacent 19th Century townhouses in Troy.
Rivers Park Heritage Area– www.riverspark.org
A park without borders featuring communities and activities close to the rivers which gave birth to their industrial heritage.
Spindle City Historical Society– http://www.spindlecity.net/
This group preserves the heritage of Cohoes NY, a city immediately west of Lansingburgh across the Hudson River.
Troy Public Library– www.thetroylibrary.org
This architectural treasure in downtown Troy dating from the 19th Century houses a 21st Century collection which includes the Troy Room (local history and genealogy) and newspapers from Troy’s earliest days. A branch of that library is housed in the Lansingburgh Academy Building two blocks east of the Herman Melville House.
Uncle Sam– www.unclesamtroy.org (see also Oakwood Cemetery above)
Uncle Sam Wilson earned his fame and name among U.S. troops in the War of 1812. He’s buried in Lansingburgh in the Oakwood Cemetery.
Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center– www.waterfordmuseum.com
This museum features the historical treasures of Waterford, NY, the community northwest of Lansingburgh (across the Hudson River) in a c. 1830 mansion.
We were Burghers once, and young– https://www.facebook.com/groups/114312905336333/
Photos and comments relative to Lansingburgh history.
The Historic Van Schaick Mansion http://www.vanschaickmansion.org/
Cohoes, NY. The Van Schaick Mansion is one of the most historic homes in New York State with a rich history that is tied to both the French and Indian War & the American Revolution. Built circa 1735, the house was used as military headquarters for a number of English generals during the French and Indian War.
Saratoga Battle Chapter Sons of the American Revolution– http://saratogabattle-sar.org/
This is the local chapter of the National and Empire State SAR. SAR is a male lineage society which supports history education, American citizenship, patriotism and to honor those who served the cause of American freedom
Daughters of the American Revolution,Van Rensselaer Chapter- http://vanrensselaerchapternsdar.weebly.com/
Daughters of the American Revolution, Gansevoort Chapter- http://www.genpetergansevoort.org/
These are local chapters of the National DAR. Van Rensselaer Chapter (Troy area) is named for Stephen Van Rensselaer a Lt. Governor of New York, a Dutch patroon, founder of what became RPI, soldier and statesman. The Peter Gansevoort Chapter (Albany and Cohoes area) is named for Brigadier General Peter Gansevoort, the “hero of Fort Stanwix”. He was also maternal grandfather of Herman Melville. The DAR is a lineage society for women which supports history education, American citizenship, patriotism and honors those who served the cause of American freedom
“Hoxsie! is a local history site featuring snippets of information and ephemera relating to the history of Albany, Schenectady and Troy, New York.”