Collection Facts

Extent: 
25 items
Dates of Original: 
c. 1890 - 1910
Collection Owner:
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

The area that is now Rensselaer County was under British control until after the American revolution. The area became part of the Albany area in the 1790s and was named after the duke of the area, Nassau, in 1808. The Rensselaer County Agricultural and Liberal Arts Society leased land to operate a yearly fair in 1892 which led to the creation of the Nassau Fair. This annual event continued until 1944.

Scope of Collection

This collection contains material from 1896 - 1910 related to the Rensselaer County Fair.