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Welcome to the Albany Institute of History & Art. Did you know that we are the oldest museum in New York? The museum was founded in 1791 which makes us as old as the United States Constitution! This museum was around even when George Washington was president!


OK, do some math now…if we were founded in 1791, how old is the museum? Try and minus 1791 from this year in your head or on paper. When you get to the next stop, we will tell you how old the museum is…see if you were right. 


Where is the next stop? Hint, you can walk out on the front lawn or just look out the window. If you would like to see where the museum was first founded in New York City and where George Washington became our first president, scan the QR code at this stop.