THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 GALA SUPPORTERS!

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On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Staff, Volunteers and all those we serve, Rensselaer County Historical Society thanks the Corporate Sponsors, Honorary Committee supporters, other attendees and donors for joining us in honoring Alane and Paul Hohenberg, the 2018 Hart-Cluett Awardees.

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Over 260 guests gathered at Franklin Plaza on Thursday, September 20 to toast Alane and Paul for their civic and philanthropic commitment to improved quality of life in Troy that has benefited thousands. 

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RCHS is grateful for the support of so many who help us to continue our mission to enrich the present and advocate for the future by bringing the region’s past to life.

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To view the entire gallery of photos from our Annual Gala honoring Alane and Paul, please visit:

https://www.timesunion.com/seen-events/article/SEEN-Rensselaer-County-Historical-Society-s-13259161.php

Many thanks to TU photographer: Frankie Cavone, for these wonderful images!

2018 RCHS Annual Gala ~ Silent Auction PREVIEW!

Here are just a few items awaiting your bid at the 2018 RCHS Annual Gala Silent Auction!

  Two nights lodging for two people at the    Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa   , (Lake Placid, NY), in a Classic Guest Room with two queen size beds and a partial lake and mountain view, including breakfast!    Conditions/Limitations: The gift certificate is valid for a one-year period from date of event and is non-transferable. The gift certificate may not be used in conjunction with or in replacement of any lodging packages offered by the Inn. The gift certificate is non-transferable. The winner must make reservations through Stephanie Lang, or a Front Desk Supervisor or Manager and must have their gift certificate number available for reference. Reservations may be made based upon our determination of availability during the following dates: October 21st through December 20th, 2018, January 2nd through June 20th, 2019. Not Valid: Holiday Periods or Special Events.

Two nights lodging for two people at the Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa, (Lake Placid, NY), in a Classic Guest Room with two queen size beds and a partial lake and mountain view, including breakfast!

Conditions/Limitations: The gift certificate is valid for a one-year period from date of event and is non-transferable. The gift certificate may not be used in conjunction with or in replacement of any lodging packages offered by the Inn. The gift certificate is non-transferable. The winner must make reservations through Stephanie Lang, or a Front Desk Supervisor or Manager and must have their gift certificate number available for reference. Reservations may be made based upon our determination of availability during the following dates: October 21st through December 20th, 2018, January 2nd through June 20th, 2019. Not Valid: Holiday Periods or Special Events.

  A  Beautiful  20th Century Silver Tea & Coffee Service

A Beautiful 20th Century Silver Tea & Coffee Service

  One Night Stay in the  Jean Harlow Suite  at the Gardner Farm Inn, including breakfast!

One Night Stay in the Jean Harlow Suite at the Gardner Farm Inn, including breakfast!

  One of a kind hand-blown glass pieces from the    Corning Glass Museum's Glass Barge.   (You really have to see these beautiful pieces in person!)

One of a kind hand-blown glass pieces from the Corning Glass Museum's Glass Barge. (You really have to see these beautiful pieces in person!)

We look forward to seeing ticket-holders at our SOLD OUT Gala on Thursday!

The 2018 RCHS Annual Gala Invitations are in!

..and will be headed to your mailbox shortly!

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Many thanks to Prouts Printers, Inc., the invitations look wonderful!

The 2018 RCHS Annual Gala is Thursday, September 20th; please RSVP by Friday, August 31st!

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We don't want to miss anybody... If you would like to make sure you are on our mailing list to receive a hard copy of the invitation, please contact Melissa via email: melissa@rchsonline.org, or call: 518-272-7232 x 11.

Have you donated to the 2018 RCHS Annual Gala Benefit Auction?

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

The 2018 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 20th, 2018 at the Franklin Plaza Ballroom, honoring Alane & Paul Hohenberg, the 2018 Hart-Cluett Awardees.

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 9,000 students, families, seniors, and visitors to our region.

Please contact Susan Moyle Lynch for more information slynch@rchsonline.org or call 518-272-7232 ext 17.

Please then call Melissa at 518.272.7232 x 11, or email: melissa@rchsonline.org to schedule the drop off of your Auction Item(s)!

**Deadline for RCHS to receive Auction donations is Wednesday, August 29th!**

Exhibit Deadline Extended!

It's not too late! (But it's getting there...)

  We're just waiting to see what you find!

We're just waiting to see what you find!

There's still time to look in that hope chest or check the drawer in the desk for that perfect memento of your childhood that you would like to share in the latest of RCHS’s series of community exhibits. RCHS encourages submissions for the Fall 2018 exhibition, When I Was A Child: A Community Remembers Childhood, which will be held at the museum from September 10 to Dec. 22, 2018 as part of this year’s examination of childhood in Rensselaer County.

We have extended the deadline to submit proposed objects and/or framed works for loan to RCHS that reflect some aspect of your childhood or the childhoods of other family members. Please see the link below for the Application Form, deadlines and other details. Images, artwork, toys, clothing, etc. will all be part of this companion exhibit to Kids, Kids, Kids – Growing Up in Rensselaer County currently on view in the Grimm Gallery. Please note, all loaned objects for the When I Was a Child: A Community Remembers Childhood exhibition will be returned in January of 2019.

For questions, please contact Stacy Pomeroy Draper, Curator/Archivist: spdraper@rchsonline.org

**Please note: The deadline has been EXTENDED to Friday, July 27, 2018!

Last chance to join the Gala Honorary Committee to be included on the invitation!

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Join our Founder Level Corporate Partners in honoring Alane and Paul Hohenberg at the 2018 Gala on September 20th at Franklin Plaza! 

We are pleased to announce that Prestige Services, Inc. and First Columbia LLC are our Founder Level supporters this year. 

Show your support and honor our 2018 Hart-Cluett awardees by joining the Gala Honorary Committee at the Platinum, Gold or Silver level. Sign up now by clicking: > HERE <

Are you on the Honorary Committee?

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A standard ticket to the Gala is $125. For an additional $50 you will be entitled to some very special perks... please see below for the different Honorary Committee levels and what's included with each one of them!

**Please Note: The deadline for being included on the Gala Invitation is Friday, July 13th**