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.