Childhood Holiday Memories
Every year, The Rensselaer County Historical Society with the expert inspiration and decoration talents of The Van Rensselaer Garden Club together present the Annual Holiday Greens Show in the Hart-Cluett House. The lavish show is a Troy holiday tradition that transforms 12 rooms of the 1827 Federal-style Hart-Cluett House into a green winter wonderland. The Holiday Greens Show has been the community’s signature holiday event since 1956 and inspired Troy’s celebrated Victorian Stroll.
In the tradition of historic holiday celebration, members of the Van Rensselaer Garden Club incorporate fresh evergreen trees, greens and flowers to create an interactive experience that warms hearts, brightens eyes and fills the air with the fresh aromas of winter woods. As you wander through the house, you can sense the grandeur and elegance Troy held as one of America’s most prosperous cities in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Holiday Greens Show offers an enchanting historic atmosphere in which communities and families come together in the traditions of holiday joy and cheer.
The 2018 Greens Show runs from Thursday, November 29th through Sunday, December 2nd.
Open daily from noon - 5 pm.
In addition, Thursday night is a Free Community Night, from 5 pm - 8 pm. Enjoy crafts for Kids, a visit from Santa and much more!
New this year: Lamp Light Tours - Friday, November 30th, for Troy Night Out! Tours at 6 pm & 7 pm, by reservation only.
ALSO New this year: The 1827 Carriage House will be open with a special display of a Dickens Christmas Village that includes over 150 buildings, a train, hundreds of characters, trees and even Santa!