Religion in Early Albany

Spiritual comfort and social services in an emerging American city


Stefan Bielinski

This illustrated public program considers the social history of churches in what became the city of Albany in 1686 and continues until what had become the State capital and an outstanding while unique American boomtown by 1800.

Following an illustrated and musical introductory presentation, the story begins with an overview discussion of the diverse settler population and the likelihood of their realizing spiritual fulfillment at any time during Albany's first two hundred years.

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first posted: 4/11/16

Program outline