2017 RCHS Annual Gala Photos!

Thank you to everyone who came to our *sold out*

2017 RCHS Annual Gala last night!


Thanks to Franklin Plaza for the elegant setting!

Thanks to Franklin Plaza for the elegant setting!

Sold out - Standing Room Only!

Sold out - Standing Room Only!

Some of the enticing Silent Auction items that winning bidders took home.

Some of the enticing Silent Auction items that winning bidders took home.

Executive Director Karin Krasevac-Lenz thanking attendees and reporting on RCHS accomplishments.

Executive Director Karin Krasevac-Lenz thanking attendees and reporting on RCHS accomplishments.

Delicious and appealing main course!

Delicious and appealing main course!

Honoree Award presented to Michael A. Cocca, Jr.  Thanks to designer Pigott Studio and Clement Frame and Art Shop!

Honoree Award presented to Michael A. Cocca, Jr.  Thanks to designer Pigott Studio and Clement Frame and Art Shop!

When you drive by and see our urns outside, in front of the Hart-Cluett House in the future, please know that it was thanks to YOU, the very generous people who made the "Hands UP!" pledges at the Gala, who made this possible!

When you drive by and see our urns outside, in front of the Hart-Cluett House in the future, please know that it was thanks to YOU, the very generous people who made the "Hands UP!" pledges at the Gala, who made this possible!

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We truly had a lovely evening, and would like to once again thank ALL of our donors

for helping to make last night possible!

Final Preview of Silent Auction Items for our SOLD OUT Gala Tomorrow!

Here's the final preview of some of the other items awaiting your bid, at the 2017 RCHS Annual Gala Silent Auction!

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Hawaiian Vacation Time Share

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Fabulous Vacation Time Share on Beautiful Waikiki Beach (or exchange for another vacation spot).  Time Share at Club Wyndham at Waikiki Beach Walk, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.  7 days/6 nights, 2 Bedroom Suite, on the Beach.  Decision on date must be made by September 30th. 

Donated byElaine L. Grimm

Total Value $3000  -  Opening Bid $950  -  Buy it now $3750

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Oysters & History Party for 6-8

Oysters & Cocktails with a Side of History: Have a party for 6-8 people with a selection of oysters and appetizers coupled with a signature cocktail at Plumb Restaurant & Bar on Second Street in Historic Downtown Troy. Plumb Bar owner Heidi Knoblauch, PhD and Pulitzer Prize-winning Rensselaer County author William Kennedy will regale you with stories of the history of oysters in the Capital Region.

Donated by: Heidi Knoblauch, Brendan Kennedy, William Kennedy

Total Value $650  -  Opening Bid $125  -  Buy it now $812

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Personalized Shopping Experience and Gift Certificate, from Topsy Curvy Boutique

Enjoy a Private Personalized Shopping Experience with Styling for You and 3 Friends ($150) with a $25 Gift Certificate to Share from Topsy Curvy Boutique, Fashion Forward Collections for All Shapes and Sizes.

Donated by: Topsy Curvy Boutique

Total Value $175  -  Opening Bid $50  -  Buy it now $219

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Taste of Troy:

$50 Gift Card from Carmen's Café, $50 gift card from Bacchus Restaurant, 2 $10 gift cards from Muddaddy Flats and $30 gift card from Sunhee's Farm to Store, plus Troy Tea Towel

        Donated by: Carmen's Café, Bacchus, Muddaddy Flats,  Sunhees, Christine Ward

Total Value $170  -  Opening Bid $50  -  Buy it now $213

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We look forward to seeing you tomorrow at our SOLD OUT 2017 RCHS Annual Gala!

Annual Meeting Tonight!

A Reminder to All 2017 RCHS Members:

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We look forward to seeing you tonight at our Annual Meeting!

We will celebrate RCHS’s 90th Birthday, and conduct our brief business meeting to elect new Trustees, and review the state of RCHS. 

P.S. It's NOT too late – Join us tonight and become a member here this evening!

The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. , but doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Hope to see you here!

2017 RCHS Gala - Silent Auction Preview

Here's just a sample of the exciting Silent Auction items awaiting your bid at the

RCHS Gala on September 14th!

Amethyst Necklace: Amethyst beads with amethyst briolett and beer quartz accent beads. Clasp is 14K gold. Length is 20 inches. Includes beads for earrings. Valued at $300.00. Handmade by Susan Scrimshaw.

Amethyst Necklace: Amethyst beads with amethyst briolett and beer quartz accent beads. Clasp is 14K gold. Length is 20 inches. Includes beads for earrings. Valued at $300.00. Handmade by Susan Scrimshaw.


FarmShare: Laughing Earth is a beautiful historic farm in nearby Brunswick, NY. The FarmShare, or CSA, is a weekly pick-up of fresh, seasonal produce, harvested specifically for the members. Details: The Share is worth $545. The season runs 22 weeks, from June 1-October 31. All members pick up on the farm. While you are at the farm, you can also buy chicken, eggs, honey, and pork.

FarmShare: Laughing Earth is a beautiful historic farm in nearby Brunswick, NY. The FarmShare, or CSA, is a weekly pick-up of fresh, seasonal produce, harvested specifically for the members. Details: The Share is worth $545. The season runs 22 weeks, from June 1-October 31. All members pick up on the farm. While you are at the farm, you can also buy chicken, eggs, honey, and pork.


One of many, truly incredible gift baskets.

One of many, truly incredible gift baskets.


Bill Skerritt Will Draw Your House!

Bill will create an ink drawing of your residence, approximately 12" X 15" in size, that is valued at $400.