NEW FALL EXHIBIT PLANNED – We need your participation!

Bringing Vacation Home: Our Community On Vacation

Whether you travel far afield or enjoy a “stay-cation,” what are the ways you keep memories of that special time away from the workaday world? As we have for the past several years, the community is invited to submit proposed objects and/or framed works that reflect some aspect of their travels or the travels of other family members – what souvenir did they bring home for you?

Banner for the Great Escape  Image of the Roller Coaster at Knickerbacker Park, Troy

Banner for the Great Escape

Image of the Roller Coaster at Knickerbacker Park, Troy

Banner for the Catskill Game Farm  Image of the Mt Vernon Motel, East Greenbush

Banner for the Catskill Game Farm

Image of the Mt Vernon Motel, East Greenbush

We are encouraging submissions for the fall 2019 exhibition, Bringing Vacation Home: Our Community On Vacation, which will be held at the museum from September 9 to Dec. 21, 2019 as we look at the impact of travel in and out of Rensselaer County. Please see this link to the Exhibit Application Form.  Photographs, artwork, souvenirs, etc. will all be part of this companion exhibit to From Country Drives to the Grand Tour – Travel In and Out of Rensselaer County currently on view in the Grimm Gallery.

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.