Welcome to the Rensselaer County Historical Society


  • Celebrate Ilene Frank at her Official Farewell Party June 11
  • RCHS announces Executive Director, Ilene Frank, is stepping down.
    Ilene Frank Departure Final
  • RCHS is seeking a new Executive Director. More info at: rchsonline.org/employment
  • RCHS presents The 2015 Boat Trip
  • A two-day excursion on the Hudson River to Manhattan
    Sunday, July 19 to Monday, July 20


  • Rudy Helmo: Rensselaer County’s Expressionist Artist opens May 29 during Troy Night Out, 5-8pm.
  • 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