Welcome from the Director
Join us on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 for the juried mock trial LIVINGSTON v. MOORE Who Really Wrote A Visit from Saint Nicholas? 6:00pm at the Rensselaer County Courthouse, Post-reception at RCHS. Click here for more information.
Our exhibit For the Public Good: Health & Medicine in Rensselaer County, 1860-1960 closes on December 21st, 2013. Don’t miss it! In Rensselaer County, booming industry and a burgeoning transportation network dramatically increased the population, which contributed to overcrowded housing, poor sanitation and an already overtaxed fresh water supply. Outbreaks of cholera, typhoid, diphtheria, flu and tuberculosis followed; attacking the working poor, who were often new immigrants, the hardest. The exhibit focuses on the partnerships that developed between the medical profession, emerging social service agencies and city and county government to eliminate these scourges and promote a healthier, vibrant community.
I hope to see you at the museum and library soon.
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.