Stories and images about life during World War I (1917-1919) and the Vietnam Era (1964-1975) and honoring those who participated in these conflicts are being solicited from the public to become part of an exhibition, Wartime Stories: The World War I and Vietnam Experience at RCHS from from September 11 to December 16, 2017. If you have a story to share please fill out the following form and follow instructions for submission by July 15th, 2017. We look forward to hearing your stories!
Friday, May 26th, Troy Night Out
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for an evening of story-telling with WMHT - share your Vietnam stories as Part One of a two-part program documenting this national story with your photos and memories. Record your story and be part of a permanent archive connected to the new Ken Burns/Lynn Novick documentary, The Vietnam War, which will be premiered locally on September 17 here at RCHS as Part Two of this program.
The evening is also the kick-off for Wartime Stories: The World War I and Vietnam Experience, a new exhibit opening at RCHS on September 11, 2017 honoring those who served abroad and at home. The public is invited to share their stories and images of people involved in these conflicts as part of the museum's year-long look back 100 and 50 years ago to document the war and the home front experience of Rensselaer County residents.
The biographical panels which will be produced for this exhibit and the information gathered from the public about those who served will become part of the permanent collections here, available for research. Sign up Friday for this community project!
Big thank you to KeyBank volunteers Allison, Mike, Matt, Melissa, Alexander and Susan who spent the day at RCHS helping us paint, plant flowers, and clean up the courtyard! Thank you also to Muddaddy Flats for donating lunch to this hardworking crew!
We are proud to announce that Rensselaer County Legislature has honored Kathryn Sheehan for her outstanding work as the official County Historian and RCHS for their combined efforts to help celebrate the 225th Anniversary of the County last year. With Stacy Draper, Curator, Karin Krasevac-Lenz, Executive Director, Phyllis Conroy, Board President, Steven Talbot, Treasurer, Brendan Kennedy, Vice President and Christine W. Ward, Secretary.
Thank you to the Times Union and Ken Crowe for the wonderful article about our button collection! The talented and dedicated members of the Halfmoon Button Club are helping to preserve this important piece of Rensselaer County history ! A special thank you June Kosier and Cathy Arbogast!
Click here to read the piece!