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Call for Photographs!

Call for Photographs!

Do you have any favorite photos of Washington Park in your personal collection or family archive? The Conservancy is collecting photos for an upcoming publication on the history of Washington Park in celebration of the park's 150th anniversary in 2021. We’re...

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Henry Johnson: Hero of World War I

Henry Johnson: Hero of World War I

As we mark Black History Month in Albany this year, it’s worth noting a significant monument to a  local African-American hero that is located in Washington Park. Erected in 1991 near the Willett Street/Madison Avenue entrance to the park, the monument honors Albany...

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Celebrating Robert Burns

Celebrating Robert Burns

January 25, 2020 marks the 261th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns (1759-1796), the famous Scottish poet who is celebrated with a monument in Albany’s Washington Park. You might not know a lot about Burns, but if you sang or heard “Auld Lang Syne” on New Year’s...

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