The RensselaerCounty Historical Society and Museum was established in 1927 to connect local history and heritage to contemporary life. We enrich the present and advocate for the future by bringing the regions past to life, recognizing every face and every story. In pursuit of this mission, we collect, preserve, study interpret and make accessible a broad variety of objects and documents, and conduct educational programs to inspire public enthusiasm for the past. RCHS manages and administers the largest local history library, archives and research center in Rensselaer County.
Rensselaer County Historical Society is a member of the Capital District Library Council.