Welcome from Ilene Frank, Executive Director

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Summer is here! And with the blue skies and sun comes the launch of the 2014 Annual Fund Campaign. RCHS is honored that Elaine Larkin Grimm is serving as Chair of this year’s campaign. The Annual Fund provides essential unrestricted support necessary for the ongoing maintenance of the Museum’s historic buildings, staff salaries, and priority programs, including research, education, and exhibitions.

Please join Elaine and our Board of Trustees in supporting this campaign. You can easily make a donation by clicking on the pay pal link, or call the museum for other ways to make your donation. As always, thank you to our supporters who ensure RCHS is here to provide great history programming and exhibits.

Speaking of exhibits, Hoarding History closes at the end of July so if you haven’t been in to see it you only have a few more days. Where else can you see in one exhibit gallery an early 20th century toilet, a stunning silk dress from the 1860s, and Corelle plates. Our next Hart-Cluett House tour with a collection focus will be offered on Saturday, July 12th.

There are many more things in store for you this summer at RCHS so check back here or follow us on facebook, twitter @RensCoHistSoc or Instagram RCHistoricalSociety to stay connected. In the meantime – enjoy the sun!

Mission: The Rensselaer County Historical Society enriches the present and advocates for the future by bringing the region’s past to life, recognizing every face and every story.

Vision: To become the recognized leader in curating the region’s cultural identities and heritage.

Help keep history alive! Donate today! Your tax-deductible donation makes it possible for RCHS to continue offering its quality programming, events and exhibits to the public. Thank you for your support.