The Columbia County Historical Society partners with corporations, foundations, and individuals to present exciting exhibitions to our members, visitors and guests. Sponsoring an exhibition or program at the CCHS is a prominent and effective way for your family, company or foundation to increase its visibility among a desirable and diverse audience.
Columbia County Historical Society exhibition sponsors receive exposure and acknowledgement before, during, and after the run of the exhibition.
CURRENT & FORTHCOMING SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:
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Depending on the level of sponsorship, benefits may include:
Sponsorship opportunities currently exist for several
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Delft Ware from the CCHS Collection—
Blue & White, Manganese, Polychrome Delft from the CCHS Permanent Collection. Skilled artistry of Dutch potters created their own style of pottery leading to an extensive range of tableware, vases, figurines, birdcages and tiles. Although Delftware reached its peak period from 1670 – 1730, it continued to be desirable and emulated throughout Europe well into the 19th century.
CCHS collections include the popular blue and white Delft as well as polychrome and manganese Delftware and tiles.
The exhibit is housed in the North Room of the Luykas Van Alen House and is installed within two New York Dutch Colonial Corner Cupboards, also from the permanent collection. This exhibition is a semi-permanent installation.
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Daguerreotypes from the CCHS Collection—
Silvered glass and mercury vapor photographs were among the earliest form of photography available to the public, and their popularity endured for several decades from 1840 to the late 1850s. Images produced with this method were each unique, as no negative or positive template is created in the process.
The mirror-like silver surfaces were protected by a glass top layer and usually encased within small, ornamented cases of embossed leather, velvet and presented in gilt brass mats, A rich alternative was black-lacquered cases ornamented with decorative patterns created by mother of pearl inlays.
The experience of viewing an actual Daguerreotype is akin to viewing a hologram, as the illusive imagery floats within the glass capsule.
CCHS enjoys a representative collection of Daguerreotypes and glass negatives, This exhibition is presently in planning.
Some Current Exhibitions