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Mr. Norman S. Rice

Director Emeritus

Albany Institute

HQ Phone: (518) 462-1522

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Albany Institute

125 Washington Avenue

Albany, New York 12210

United States

Company Description

The Albany Institute is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and promoting interest in the history, art, and culture of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley. The museum achieves this mission through its collections, exhibitions, education prog ... more

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Background Information


Board Member
City of Albany

Member of The Board of Trustees
The Doane Stuart School


Board Member
Historic Cherry Hill



Web References (38 Total References)

Leadership: History & Art Institute – Museum Board of Trustees – Museum Associates - Art Exhibits – Historical Exhibits - Albany Institute of History and Art [cached]

Norman S. Rice

Albany Museum - Albany Institute of History and Art [cached]

Sixty Years and Still Collecting: Norman S. Rice

Sixty Years and Still Collecting: Norman S. Rice

'Altruistic vision' - [cached]

Norman Rice, director emeritus of the Albany Institute, credits the Benders with "maintaining and reinforcing Albany's sense of place.They really understand what Albany stands for, has stood for and can stand for."

'Curator found nuggets at every twist and turn' - [cached]

Another invaluable collaborator was Norman Rice, director emeritus of the Albany Institute.He brought to Dougherty numerous objects for the exhibit, including several that focused on State Street's fabled elm tree.The stately elm was planted on the northwest corner of State and North Pearl streets in the first half of the 18th century on the property of Philip Livingston, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.The elm tree corner became a landmark and popular gathering spot until it was cut down on June 15, 1877, during a widening of State Street.

"Norman considers the elm tree corner the city's iconic crossroads," Dougherty says.
Rice loaned his copy of the Elm-Tree Gazette from June 28, 1860, a piece of the elm tree in a commemorative setting, a bookplate and photo of the storied specimen.
More surprises
Many research visits didn't go as planned.When Dougherty went to the office of philanthropist Matthew Bender IV, a major contributor to the exhibit, to discuss other matters, Bender reached for a desk drawer."Matt pulled out these exquisite drawings of the elaborate state Capitol elevator doors, rolled them up and told me to take them," Dougherty says.

Historic Resources Commission - The Official Site of the City of Albany, NY [cached]

                    Norman Rice, Chairman

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