I Didn’t Know THAT!?!?!
The Rensselaer County Historical Society has a diverse collection of two and three-dimensional artifacts related to Rensselaer County’s long history, acquired through donation and purchase beginning in 1927. There are additions almost every day. Our mission is to enrich the present and advocate for the future by bringing the region's past to life, recognizing every face and every story. And all of our collections reflect this mission.
Every object in the collection has been catalogued by RCHS staff or volunteers. As part of that process, we seek to learn as much as possible about the item, its provenance, its context, its history. We learn something new and exciting to us every day.
This blog seeks to share some of this new information with you, our readers, while revealing the amazing diversity of our shared history. Some of the posts will discuss items currently on exhibit, others will deal with new acquisitions or topics we are examining in our current programming; each post will focus on things that we found fascinating and trust that you will, too.