Join us this weekend on C-SPAN3's American History TV (AHTV) and C-SPAN2's Book TV as we explore the history and literary life of Albany, New York.
All weekend long on AHTV we take you to different historic sites as we learn about New York's capitol city and on Book TV we present interviews with local authors and hear about special collections and the literary culture of Albany.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicle staff traveled to Albany to gather this programming and also worked with our Time Warner Cable partners to visit schools and meet with local officials while there.
- The historic New York State Capitol building to learn about the history, art and architecture of this distinctive structure.
- The September 11th Exhibit at the New York State Museum holds the world’s largest collection of artifacts gathered from Ground Zero following the 9/11 attacks in NYC.
- Early American documents, including the correspondence of Benedict Arnold.
- Abraham Lincoln’s Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation as we visit the New York State Museum’s exhibit on this rare document.
- The USS Slater. Docked in Albany, this WWII destroyer escort is the only ship of its type still afloat in America.
- Shaker religious communities in the US as we visit the Albany Shaker Heritage Society and historic site.
- The Dutch influence on the founding and culture of New York as we visit the Albany Institute.