RiverSpark – Hudson Mohawk Urban Cultural Park
The Hudson Mohawk Industrial Cultural Park (UCP), later named RiverSpark, encompasses parts of Cohoes, Colonie, Green Island, Troy, Watervliet, Waterford, and most of the former Village of Lansingburgh and part of the former Town of Lansingburgh.
In the 1984 management plan for the UCP, the Melville House had been identified as a “key historic site” within the park and in fact “one of the most important sites in the UCP.” The plan stated that the Melville House “could, in the long run, be a house museum devoted to Lansingburgh’s history as a 19th century shipbuilding center.” (LHS does have information on the subject, but it is not the primary focus of the research collections or displays.)
Hudson-Mohawk Urban Cultural Park Commission. Hudson-Mohawk Urban Cultural Park Management Plan. Cohoes, NY: HMUCPC, December 1984. http://riverspark.org/RiverSparkManagementPlan.Searchable.pdf
RiverSpark Hudson-Mohawk Heritage Area http://riverspark.org
Web Archive of Troy RiverSpark Visitors Center (closed in 2010) https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20100604022442/http://www.troyvisitorcenter.org