Welcome to the Rensselaer County Historical Society


  • RCHS presents The 2015 Boat Trip
  • A two-day excursion on the Hudson River to Manhattan
    Sunday, July 19 to Monday, July 20


  • The next Hart-Cluett House Tour is Saturday, April 11. See Programs for more info
  • The 14th annual Underground Railroad History Public History Conference will be held April 17-19.
  • Member Night is April 29. This year join us for a special Libations Tour of new downtown Troy businesses occupying historic buildings. See Programs for more info.
  • Scenic Overlook: Perspectives on Rensselaer County’s Changing Landscapes is now on view in the Grimm Gallery. View the exhibit Thursday-Saturday Noon-5pm.

  • 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