2019 RCHS Annual Gala Tickets

 
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Tickets to the Annual Gala are still available online!

If you would like to purchase tickets at this time, you may do so below:

2019 Gala - Individual Tickets
125.00
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If you wish for your name to appear on the Gala Event Program as being part of the Honorary Committee, it's not too late for that either!

You can do that online now as well, right below:

2019 Gala - Honorary Committee Tickets
from 200.00
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Have you donated to the 2019 RCHS Annual Gala Benefit Auction?

Calling all Creatives, Service Providers, and Purveyors of Fine & Interesting Things...

The 2019 RCHS Gala is an excellent way to show your support for our programming and reach a community conscious customer base. The auction is a popular and lively event at the RCHS Annual Gala Benefit, held this year on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 at the Franklin Plaza Ballroomhonoring Michael Nofal, the 2019 Hart-Cluett Awardee.

We seek goods, services, and experiences for the auction…. No donation is too small (nor too large!).

The auction is integral in raising dollars to support our mission. We endeavor to enrich the present and advocate for the future by bringing the region's past to life. Our walking tours, museum tours, exhibits, school groups and special programs are key elements in achieving our goal. Last year we touched many lives and directly served more than 10,000 students, families, seniors, and visitors to our region.

Please contact Melissa, Administrative Assistant, for more information and/or to schedule the drop off of your Auction Item(s) at: melissa@rchsonline.org or call (518) 272-7232 ext. 11.

**Deadline for RCHS to receive Auction donations is Monday, August 26th!**

Deadline Extended - New Fall Exhibit Planned & We Need Your Participation!

 
BANNER FOR THE GREAT ESCAPE   IMAGE OF THE ROLLER COASTER AT KNICKERBACKER PARK, TROY

BANNER FOR THE GREAT ESCAPE

IMAGE OF THE ROLLER COASTER AT KNICKERBACKER PARK, TROY

BANNER FOR THE CATSKILL GAME FARM   IMAGE OF THE MT VERNON MOTEL, EAST GREENBUSH

BANNER FOR THE CATSKILL GAME FARM

IMAGE OF THE MT VERNON MOTEL, EAST GREENBUSH

 

It seems like a lot of people are on vacation, so we are extending the deadline one more week, to August 3rd!

Bringing Vacation Home: Our Community On Vacation

Whether you travel far afield or enjoy a “stay-cation,” what are the ways you keep memories of that special time away from the workaday world? As we have for the past several years, the community is invited to submit proposed objects and/or framed works that reflect some aspect of their travels or the travels of other family members – what souvenir did they bring home for you?

We are encouraging submissions for the fall 2019 exhibition, Bringing Vacation Home: Our Community On Vacation, which will be held at the museum from September 9 to Dec. 21, 2019 as we look at the impact of travel in and out of Rensselaer County.

Please see this link to the Exhibit Application Form. Photographs, artwork, souvenirs, etc. will all be part of this companion exhibit to From Country Drives to the Grand Tour – Travel In and Out of Rensselaer County currently on view in the Grimm Gallery.

RCHS Annual Gala - Honorary Committee

Enjoy Honorary Committee Perks!

 
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Did you know that for an additional donation to help RCHS serve this community you could be entitled to very special perks at this elegant event?

Please see below for the different Honorary Committee levels, and what’s included.

Thank you for your support!

 *Please Note* The deadline for your name to be printed on the Gala invitation is Friday, July 26th.


Honorary Committee Levels:

Platinum Honorary Committee Level  | $300 per person

o   Receive 1 ticket to the Gala dinner

o   Name appears on Gala invitation & in program book

o   Reserved Seating

o   Early admission for sneak peek of silent auction items

o   Invitation to a private Pre-Dinner Reception

o   Name listed on RCHS website Post-Gala Thank-You page 

Gold Honorary Committee Level | $250 per person

o   Receive 1 ticket to the Gala dinner

o   Name appears on Gala invitation & in program book

o   Reserved Seating

o   Early admission for sneak peek of silent auction items

o   Invitation to a private Pre-Dinner Reception 

Silver Honorary Committee Level | $200 per person

o   Receive 1 ticket to the Gala dinner

o   Name appears on Gala invitation & in program book

o   Reserved Seating

o   Early admission for sneak peek of silent auction items 

Please Note:  A single standard ticket to the elegant 2019 RCHS Gala is $125.

Sponsorship levels beginning at $850 are also available via Karin at (518) 272-7232 x 13 or kkrasevac-lenz@rchsonline.org

For tickets:

https://www.rchsonline.org/calendar/rchs-gala-2019

NEW FALL EXHIBIT PLANNED – We need your participation!

Bringing Vacation Home: Our Community On Vacation

Whether you travel far afield or enjoy a “stay-cation,” what are the ways you keep memories of that special time away from the workaday world? As we have for the past several years, the community is invited to submit proposed objects and/or framed works that reflect some aspect of their travels or the travels of other family members – what souvenir did they bring home for you?

Banner for the Great Escape  Image of the Roller Coaster at Knickerbacker Park, Troy

Banner for the Great Escape

Image of the Roller Coaster at Knickerbacker Park, Troy

Banner for the Catskill Game Farm  Image of the Mt Vernon Motel, East Greenbush

Banner for the Catskill Game Farm

Image of the Mt Vernon Motel, East Greenbush

We are encouraging submissions for the fall 2019 exhibition, Bringing Vacation Home: Our Community On Vacation, which will be held at the museum from September 9 to Dec. 21, 2019 as we look at the impact of travel in and out of Rensselaer County. Please see this link to the Exhibit Application Form.  Photographs, artwork, souvenirs, etc. will all be part of this companion exhibit to From Country Drives to the Grand Tour – Travel In and Out of Rensselaer County currently on view in the Grimm Gallery.

*New* Walking Tour Announcement - Inside Troy!

On Saturday, May 18th, from 10 am - 1 pm we will be holding a brand new tour!

This tour is an all-new, exclusive tour of eight private residences in historic downtown Troy.

Many of these residences never before open to the public!

For more information on this brand new tour or to purchase tickets, (and we strongly suggest you purchase tickets prior to the event), please head over to our calendar:

https://www.rchsonline.org/calendar/2019/5/18/inside-troy-tour

'History tucked away in vintage T-shirts' - Article in the TU

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‘Rensselaer County Historical Society exhibition spotlights shirts with stories’

Many thanks to Kenneth C. Crowe II, for writing up this fun article featuring RCHS’s very own Curatorial Assistant, Samantha Mahoski, about one of our newest exhibits!

To read the article, please click the following link:

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/History-tucked-away-in-vintage-T-shirts-13691263.php

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