RCHS’ latest exhibit, Hoarding History: Why the Museum Collects, is now open.
Welcome from the Director
RCHS re-opened to the public after our short winter slumber on Saturday, February 1st and although February is the shortest month of the year, you wouldn’t know that by looking at RCHS’ schedule of programs and events for the month. In addition to the Uncle Sam and 1863 Draft Riot exhibits currently on display, the museum is preparing for the opening of our next exhibit Hoarding History: Why the Museum Collects which opens the evening of Friday, February 28, 2014 as part of Troy Night Out.
The first Hart-Cluett House tour takes place on Saturday, February 8th with a focus on the architectural details of this Federal style town home. Mark your calendar to take part in RCHS’ unique commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Troy resident Kate Mullany’s 1864 labor strike. Check RCHS social media for more details about this special event. The first Hidden History program of 2014 kicks off at The Frear Building in Troy. A part of Troy’s downtown landscape since 1900, visitors will have the opportunity to view the Frear Building’s striking interior elements and fantastic skyline views on this behind-the-scenes tour.
In addition to the great programs and events taking place this month, the RCHS gift shop is featuring terrific sales – 50% off all Uncle Sam themed merchandise, prints and cards, 75% off all books.
There’s something for everyone to enjoy at RCHS this month. 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.
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