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Dramatic Tour Recapturing Harrowing Night at Cherry Hill

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When: Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 5:30 PM
Cost: $15 for members and $20 for non-members

On the evenings of October 16, 17, 18, 19 and October 23, 24, 25, and 26, Historic Cherry Hill will present a dramatic tour reliving the infamous 1827 murder that occurred at the Cherry Hill mansion, one-time home of the Van Rensselaer family. The public is invited to step into the experiences of the Cherry Hill household on the evening of May 7, 1827, when a hired hand murdered a household member.   

The dramatic tour will investigate the scene of the crime and the differing perspectives of those who were there on that fateful evening. Actor James Keil will appear as Jesse Strang, bringing to life the murderer whose violent act was motivated by romantic attachment to his victim’s wife. The murder resulted in two sensational trials and Albany’s last public hanging. 

The program will be offered at 5:30 and 7 pm on those evenings. Reservations are required. Admission is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Tickets are available at Members of Historic Cherry Hill should contact to receive the discounted rate.   

Historic Cherry Hill is a historic house museum in Albany, NY, and the five-generation home of the Van Rensselaer family from 1787-1963. 

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