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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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Veterans Day is Monday, November 11

Veterans Day is Monday, November 11

If you’re in Washington Park on Veterans Day, take time to stop by one or both of the two monuments to Albany’s military veterans in the Park. Erected in 1991, the Henry Johnson Monument (near the Madison Avenue/Willett Street entrance) honors the Albany native who...

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