ALBANY As rich and ever-present as Albany’s history may be in its cityscape, it may not come alive more vibrantly than during the holidays.
“What bums me out is that I meet a lot of people from out of town, more than I do locals,” said Jillian Altenburg, executive director of Albany County Historical Association. “[But,] once they get in they are shocked and overwhelmed, and they come back.”
For the past decade, the mansion has played host to a bevy of events for the holidays, too. What started as a weekend celebration has evolved in recent years into a fun, month-long event. Think of the holiday parties you have at work, and extend it out over five weeks. “It’s crazy,” said Altenburg. “We’re constantly eating the whole time.” Throughout the month of December, there’s live music, tours, readings and other forms of entertainment to piqu