The Art of Childhood. Selected Works from the RCHS Portrait Collection
Feb
23
to Aug 21

The Art of Childhood. Selected Works from the RCHS Portrait Collection

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Formal portraits of children have a special place in the lives of the families they belong to and over the years these images become tangible evidence of times gone by.  The RCHS collection has a wonderful variety of images of children from babies and toddlers to teenagers on the edge of adulthood. 

This exhibit brings many of these works out of storage and places them together, many for the first time, allowing the viewer to see both individual faces and the changing face of childhood through time.  This exhibit is a companion to the main gallery exhibit, A Valuable Resource: Growing Up in Rensselaer County.

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Rising Leaders Concert Series: The Stapletons
Mar
10
6:30 PM18:30

Rising Leaders Concert Series: The Stapletons

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The Stapletons are a blues-driven Celtic Harp and Mexican Guitar duo from Pittsburgh. With ethereal vocals, they tell Civil War era stories and forgotten histories. Their 2017 debut album is “Ballads and Battles”. 

Doors open @ 6.30 pm, show starts @ 7 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance online, or $20 at the door.

WEB LINKS:

https://www.thestapletonsmusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/stapletonsmusic/
https://twitter.com/stapletonsmusic
https://www.instagram.com/thestapletonsmusic/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5isQJ7YO4LhC6b1kwC7e9M
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc44LaH543i0EgfhQgrk2jg


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Greens Show - Community Night (Thursday)
Nov
30
5:00 PM17:00

Greens Show - Community Night (Thursday)

Community Night - FREE admission! Every year, The Rensselaer County Historical Society opens its Green Show doors to the community with a free admission night of holiday cheer. Holiday crafts for the kids, story time in the front parlor by the main Christmas tree, plus a visit with Santa!

Sponsored in part thanks to: Stewart's Shops & Duncan and Cahill, Inc.

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Troy Night Out - August 2017
Aug
25
5:00 PM17:00

Troy Night Out - August 2017

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John Kelly, a retired US Army officer, dressed in full WW I soldier's uniform, will have on display all the necessary equipment a WW I soldier needed, including mess kit, guns etc.

At both 6 & & 7 p.m. John will also speak about the conditions soldiers encountered living in the trenches or operating reconnaissance balloons during the Great War.

This program is on conjunction with the exhibition From Doughboys to Dylan: Changing Times on the Rensselaer County Homefront.

RCHS is located at 57 Second Street, Troy, and is open 5 - 8 p.m. for TNO!

Please click HERE to see this event on Facebook!

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