History Walk – Murder and Mayhem this Saturday, October 25th at 10:30am

Welcome from Ilene Frank, Executive Director

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On Septmber 8th, RCHS held its 87th Annual Meeting. To view our Annual Report, click here.

RCHS has so much going on this October. In addition to the three exhibits debuted last month, At the Corner of Second and State: Where Troy’s History Intersects, “Conserving the Welfare & Best Interests of Our Depositors”: The Troy Savings Bank and Prospect of America: Selections of the Edgar Holloway Art Collection, there are a number of History Walks being offered this month, which means there are a few more chances to learn history while enjoying the wonderful autumn season before winter chases us indoors! October’s Hidden History will include visits to two buildings featured in the current At the Corner of Second & State exhibit. And finally, RCHS will cap off the month with the 2014 Annual Gala Benefit at the Franklin Plaza, honoring The Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation for its commitment to local history, historic preservation, the arts and education. Tickets are still available. Visit to purchase tickets or to learn more.

Our 2014 Annual Fund Campaign is going strong. Chaired by Elaine Larkin Grimm, the campaign has raised over $17,000 since we launched it earlier this summer. 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, me, 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.

See you this fall!

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.