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**


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