Welcome to the Rensselaer County Historical Society


  • PLEASE NOTE: RCHS will be CLOSED July 4 & July 11. As such, there will not be a Hart-Cluett House Tour on the 11th. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Prospect of America: Selections of the Edgar Holloway Art Collection Part III is now open. The exhibit can be viewed during normal open hours, Thursday to Saturday Noon-5pm.
  • The new extended Boat Trip 2015 deadline is July 8. See The 2015 Boat Trip. New One-Way option now available.
  • Rudy Helmo: Rensselaer County’s Expressionist Artist is now on view in the Robinson Meeting Room. 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