Our homegrown institution serves the community with the support of our members, volunteers and our small and dedicated staff. Our exhibitions and education programs make a difference to countless numbers of people from all across the county and country. Our library and collections contain hundreds of manuscripts, maps and photographs as well as unique genealogical materials. We teach area school children about our rich heritage, we assist new homeowners in the county as they trace the history of their houses, and we help out-of-state generations find their Columbia County roots.
For more than one hundred years, thousands of people from all across Columbia County and beyond have enjoyed our exhibitions and education programs and studied in our research library. New homeowners in the county trace the history of their property in our library, children learn about the special cultural history of upstate New York. We serve residents of all eighteen towns, the city of Hudson, and visitors from across the nation. We ask you to choose the CCHS among the recipients of your generosity.
The CCHS collects, preserves, interprets and presents the history, heritage, and culture of Columbia County, New York, and serves residents of all eighteen Columbia County towns and the City of Hudson. For more than 100 years, thousands of people from all across Columbia County and beyond have enjoyed our varied exhibitions, historic properties, and educational programs.
Founded in 1916 the CCHS has evolved as an institution to become a cultural anchor in the county, while also publishing an award-winning scholarly magazine, and producing an ongoing lecture series. A vital community resource, our research library holds important and unique genealogical materials, maps, photographs, and other archival material relating to Columbia County's heritage.
Your gift is 100% tax deductible and an essential contribution to our annual operating expenses.
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