Vanderheyden's 185th Anniversary Event & Exhibit Opening

RCHS was very glad to have Vanderheyden here yesterday for their Spectacular 185th Anniversary Event & Exhibit Opening!

To see the rest of the photos from the Times Unions article, please visit: https://www.timesunion.com/seen-events/article/SEEN-Vanderheyden-s-185th-Anniversary-Legacy-13337799.php#photo-16394990

(Please note, the first 6 photos were taken by RCHS, not the TU)

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!

RCHS is looking for childhood mementos!

New Exhibit being planned for Fall 2018

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Now is the 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. 

You are invited to submit proposed objects and/or framed works 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.

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

Traveling Exhibit! - Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal

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After you visit the Corning Glass Barge, come to RCHS to see a traveling exhibit that we’re hosting: Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal, 1817-2017. It's on view here @ RCHS through July 21st, 2018.

FREE Erie Canal coloring books available, limited quantity.

This panel exhibit was created by The New York Heritage Digital Collections, The Empire State Library Network, & The Digital Public Library of America. Sponsored by: Humanities New York Action Grant.