APTNE - Peebles Island Collections Care Center Tour

  • Friday, April 20, 2012
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Peebles Island State Park



Peebles Island

Collections Care Center Tour

Peebles Island State Park,
Waterford, NY

Friday, April 20, 2012

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Established in 1972, the Bureau of Historic Sites provides technical support to New York's state-owned parks and historic sites.  Headquartered at the Peebles Island Resource Center, a rehabilitated factory complex, the Bureau helps to safeguard New York's rich heritage through a variety of projects and programs that document, preserve and interpret historic, cultural and natural resources at state parks and historic sites.

  • Architectural historians and building conservators guide the preservation and restoration of buildings, structures, and landscapes.

  • Art and object conservators examine and treat historic and artistic collections.
  • Curators research collections and social and cultural history to help guide the furnishing and interpretation of historic properties.
  • Collection managers maintain an extensive electronic inventory of hundreds of thousands of objects, manuscripts, and rare books.
  • Archaeologists identify, document, preserve, and interpret archaeological and cultural resources.
  • Historians and educators research, write, and help to develop and produce exhibits, interpretive signs, and publications as well as the content for audio tours.
  • Graphic artists and designers create a wide array of interpretive signs, exhibits, and publications.
  • Security specialists develop systems that protect historic resources and visitors from fire, crime, and natural disasters.  

The Peebles Island Resource Center is located in Peebles Island State Park, a scenic, 158-acre green space at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, north of Albany, NY.


Picnic tables in the Park and in the pavilion are available for lunch after the tour.

There is no rain date for this event.