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The Albany History Race

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult (Ages 18+)
Date: 9/30/2017
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 4:30 PM
Description:
  The starting location for this event is the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center (25 Quackenbush Square), not the library. Registration begins September 1, 2017. To sign up, have only one member of your team register below. For more details, please email localhistory@albanypubliclibrary.org or call 518-427-4376.


The Fourth Annual Albany History Race is an Amazing Race-style afternoon scavenger hunt for history experts, novices, and visitors interested in learning about Albany's past. The event is free and no prior knowledge is needed. This year, to support the efforts of the future Albany Firefighters Museum, Albany Public Library is partnering with Albany firefighter Tim Blaney and City Historian Tony Opalka, who are researching the history of the Albany Fire Department. All locations visited in the race will have connections to the fire department and historic Albany fires.

Here's how you can participate and win!

Make a team! All teammates must fit in one car. You provide the car.

Meet at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center (25 Quackenbush Sq.), not the library, at 2pm on Saturday, 9/30 to receive clues directing you to historic locations in Albany.

Plan the quickest route to visit the locations that afternoon.

Hop in your team's car, race to the spots, and document your visit with your cell phone camera or digital camera.

The final stop is the Albany Distilling Company’s new bar (75 Livingston Ave.), where teams that complete the race will get pizza. Stay to purchase drinks. The fastest teams to arrive will win Albany themed prizes!

The starting location for this event is the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center (25 Quackenbush Square), not the library. Registration begins September 1, 2017. To sign up, have only one member of your team register below. For more details, please email localhistory@albanypubliclibrary.org or call 518-427-4376.

Library: Washington Ave. Branch    Map
Location: Outreach/Off-site
Registration Ends: 9/30/2017 at 12:00 PM
Status: Openings


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