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NEW for 2019 - 1st Thursday History Talks
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

NEW for 2019 - 1st Thursday History Talks

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Author and RCHS library volunteer Jill Witbeck Knapp will present a lecture about the 1869 murder of Sheriff Griggs that took place during the Anti Rent Wars. Jill has a personal interest in this historical event as her great, great, grandfather William Witbeck was the person accused of murdering the Sheriff. Jill spent many years researching records here at RCHS as well as other repositories throughout the Capital Region to write this story. It was one of the most tumultuous times in Rensselaer County’s history.

Don't miss this fascinating evening! 

FREE for RCHS members, $10 for not-yet-members.

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Toy Symposium
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Toy Symposium

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Join us to hear two expert speakers and enjoy two gallery talks focused on the lives of children in Rensselaer County.

  • Margaret J. Story will speak on the history of Little Golden Books, still favorites after more than 75 years

  • Anne Vadney will speak on the history of Ginny Dolls

Gallery talks of our current exhibits after the presentations:

  • Kids! Kids! Kids! Growing Up in Rensselaer County

  • When I was a child: The Community Remembers Childhood

You are invited to bring your favorite Little Golden Book or Ginny Doll for “Show and Tell.”

For more information please call: 518-272-7232 x 14.

Registration suggested and begins at 9.30 am, walk-ins welcome.

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