Thank you! Your generous support helps us maintain and staff our research library, plan and organize exhibitions, preserve our historic properties & collections, and continue our quality public programming for children and adults.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your donations to the Columbia County Historical Society are fully tax-deductible.
There are no goods and services associated with a charitable gift to our annual appeal. CCHS will not share or sell a donor's personal information with any other party, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.
Columbia County Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) cultural education organization founded in 1916 and chartered by the NYS Department of Education Board of Regents to collect, preserve, interpret and present the history, heritage and culture of Columbia County, New York, for its residents and visitors. CCHS serves residents of all eighteen towns and the City of Hudson.
In addition to a research library and a permanent collection of more than 15,000 objects, CCHS owns and maintains the Columbia County Historical Society Museum & Library and three additional historic properties: the National Historic Landmark Luykas Van Alen House (1737); James Vanderpoel ‘House of History’ (c.1820); and Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse (c.1850).
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The Columbia County Historical Society is calling on community donors to help "keep history alive" this #GivingTuesday, December 1, 2020.
More than 70 percent of the organization's operating income is created by individual donors. This year's GivingTuesday drive comes during the current pandemic, which has impacted revenues for many nonprofit organizations as well as for CCHS, the largest historical society in the region.
"History helps us develop better solutions, by examining past results--successful and otherwise; history inspires us to meet the many complex challenges we face today. GivingTuesday is an easy and safe way for the community to support our programming and our mission," said Lori Yarotsky, executive director of CCHS.
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Past GivingTuesday initiatives by CCHS include successful match campaigns in 2017 and 2018 which fully funded 'Day of History' field trips for County fourth-graders.
Due to current public health restraints, CCHS has shifted its focus to virtual public programming to fill gaps left by temporary closures. This spring, CCHS adapted its 'Day of History' program for virtual learning, making online lesson plans available for teachers and parents. CCHS also launched the successful 'Drive Through History' program this summer as a way to keep residents and visitors connected to County history and historical places in a safe, socially distanced way.
“Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and share the history, heritage and culture of Columbia County, New York," said Lori Yarotsky, executive director of CCHS. "The generosity of individual donors can empower us to fulfill that mission for generations to come."
Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) is a nonprofit organization under Internal Revenue Service code 501(c)(3). All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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Dear Friends, Members, and Followers of the Columbia County Historical Society:
Your support has helped establish us as a cultural anchor in the county. Thank you!
We are proud to be the largest historic organization in the county and one of the largest in the region. Thank you for being part of our citizenry and helping us deliver our mission. For more than a century, thousands of people throughout our community and beyond have enjoyed our historic properties, exhibitions and education programs, and studied in our research library. Members and others enjoy our magazine, Columbia County History & Heritage.
We are all ancestors of the future!
Serving residents of all eighteen Columbia County towns and the City of Hudson, CCHS collects, preserves, interprets and presents the history, heritage, and culture of Columbia County, New York. Your continued support allows us to provide educational programming and diverse exhibitions that enrich and enlighten our contemporary life. Thank you!