ALBANY The Albany Academies kicked off their 15-month-long bicentennial celebration Monday on the school's Charter Day.
The event included a special proclamation as well as ringing of the school's recently restored clock.
This year marks the 200th anniversary for the Albany Academy, and 2014 marks the same milestone for the Albany Academy for Girls. Special events are planned throughout the year, and the school plans to produce a documentary.
Merchandise such as coffee mugs, ties and apparel are available to commemorate the bicentennial celebration. For more information, click here.
A few quick facts:
• In 1906, the name Albany Female Academy was changed to Albany Academy for Girls.
• On Nov. 21, 1929, then-Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt presided over the cornerstone-laying ceremony at The Albany Academy.
• A fish and a pumpkin grace the cupola atop The Albany Academy, the fish weighing 230 pounds and the pumpkin weighing 600 pounds.