The Art of Childhood. Selected Works from the RCHS Portrait Collection
Feb
23
to Aug 25

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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Kids! Kids! Kids! Growing Up in Rensselaer County
Mar
30
to Aug 25

Kids! Kids! Kids! Growing Up in Rensselaer County

Rensselaer County’s children have always been seen as “a valuable resource” during the county’s long history.  It is often said that “our children are the future” and this concept has played an important role in the lives of the county’s children as the very idea of childhood has evolved over time to what we know today.

Our new Kids! Kids! Kids! exhibit examines the evolution of the concept of childhood as seen in the objects, images and ephemera that document this important stage of life from infancy to teenage years.  Come see what you recognize from childhoods past.  While you are here we invite you to think about your own childhood, as well as that of your parents and your own children, as you look at the “stuff” of many Rensselaer County childhoods now preserved here at the museum.

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Recording the Interior: Drawings and Paintings from the Collection of Douglas G. Bucher
Mar
30
to Aug 25

Recording the Interior: Drawings and Paintings from the Collection of Douglas G. Bucher

This new exhibit highlights a selection of thirty-six 19th, 20th and early 21st century interiors collected by architect and historic preservationist Douglas G. Bucher.  Drawn from his larger collection and amassed over more than 40 years of collecting, the images help to document changes in interior space and design over many decades.  Some of the works show full rooms, others just intimate corners.  Many of the views are eclectic and each reflects the particular lives of their owners.  All of them have been chosen to provide the viewer with a new appreciation for the importance of interior spaces.

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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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