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Sep
14
2:00 PM14:00

Back to school

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Educating the Hart and Cluett Families

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From the Troy Female Seminary to Mrs. O’Kill’s boarding school in New York City, education has played an important role in the development of the 22 children that lived in the house. Drawing on the Hart Papers and Amanda Cluett’s diary we will look at education in the 19th and early 20th century.

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Annual Members Meeting
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Annual Members Meeting

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DATE: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

In accordance with RCHS Bylaws, current members in good standing are invited to our 92nd Annual Meeting. If your membership is not current and/or you wish to become a new member, please know that we invite you to join RCHS by clicking here:

BECOME A MEMBER!

Or, you may join RCHS that Monday evening at the check-in table! 

We will recap the past year, honor retiring board members & elect new board members. We will also share a special announcement!

Light refreshments will be served. 

RSVP's encouraged by calling (518) 272-7232 x 11, or via email: melissa@rchsonline.org

Thank you!

Please Note: Invitations to current RCHS members who do not have email addresses will be mailed via USPS in August.

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RCHS Gala 2019
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

RCHS Gala 2019

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The Hart-Cluett Award

Each year the RCHS Gala honors an individual or a group with the Hart-Cluett Award. In 2019, the honor goes to Michael Nofal.

 
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Michael Nofal is a community leader in Rensselaer County and the greater Capital Region. His timeless efforts on behalf of cultural and community organizations has benefited thousands. For these reasons and more, Michael is this year’s recipient of the Hart-Cluett Award.


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Many thanks to this year’s Gala Sponsors:

Historian Level:

Bouchey Financial Group, Ltd.

Capital Region Living Magazine

Fearless Studios

Massry Charitable Foundation

Rensselaer County IDA

Curator Level:

Judge Development Corp.

Researcher Level:

Cannon Heyman & Weiss, LLP

F. Downs Cawley

E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, LLP

Lori Schindler Real Estate Team At Howard Hanna

Vicina – Modern Urban Flats

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Death & dying
Oct
12
2:00 PM14:00

Death & dying

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Death & dying in the Hart Cluett House

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Despite the many economic advantages the Hart and Cluett families had, they could not escape illness and death. This tour will explore the ways the three families dealt with illness and death in the 19th and early 20th century.

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Fireplaces to cook-stoves
Nov
9
2:00 PM14:00

Fireplaces to cook-stoves

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19th century technology in Hart Cluett House

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Technology is evident throughout the Hart Cluett House. This tour will look at the systems that heated the house, the the stoves that cooked their food and the array of lighting fixtures that illuminated this 1827 house.

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'Woodstock Remembered' Deck Party + Back to School - supplies drive for Unity House!
Aug
13
5:00 PM17:00

'Woodstock Remembered' Deck Party + Back to School - supplies drive for Unity House!

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ALL are invited to our ‘Woodstock Remembered’ Deck Party on Tuesday, August 13th!

 
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Love beads NOT required, but if you’re feeling so inclined, come wearing them, bell-bottoms, or whatever 60’s garb you’ve got…

Food, drinks & access to all of our galleries are included in the ticket price.

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Since it is almost time for the children of Rensselaer County to go back to school, we are partnering with Unity House of Troy, NY for this deck party and are asking attendees to please bring a new school supply item such as: backpacks, pens & pencils, markers, crayons, composition notebooks, etc., if you are able to!

Thank you!

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Decorating the Walls
Aug
10
2:00 PM14:00

Decorating the Walls

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Artwork and other decorative treatments in the Hart-Cluett House 

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This tour will highlight the paintings and sculpture currently on view and look at how the families used artwork, wall papers and other decorative techniques to make a statement or celebrate special events.  William Richardson Tyler, C.G. Beauregard, Erastus Dow Palmer and Samantha Huntley will be among the artists whose work is featured on the tour.

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Drinking History: Blood, Sweat and Irons
Jun
4
6:00 PM18:00

Drinking History: Blood, Sweat and Irons

Blood, Sweat and Irons: Becoming the “Collar City”

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Listen, Drink and Convert T-Shirts into bags!

Speakers: Tom Nardacci & Kathy Sheehan.

Kathy will speak on Troy's garment industry history, labor leader Kate Mullany, plus the dangers, culture and impact of becoming the "Collar City". Tom will regale us with the story of how Kate Mullany’s Troy house became a National Historic Site.

"Making History" Activity: Attendees will use a production line to convert t-shirts into reusable bags in anticipation of 2020's plastic bag ban. RCHS Rising Leaders will teach the technique and provide t-shirts as needed or participants can bring their own t-shirts. It's great re-use for t-shirts that you don't wear but have kept around.

$25 pp - includes one free drink, history talk & t-shirt bag!

 
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