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.
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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.
New York Portraits from the Permanent Collection
[**NOT AVAILABLE] — "...Columbia County Historical Society is a repository for a vital and representative collection of works that exemplify American painters seeking a style and American subjects yearning for personal perpetuity."— Ruth Piwonka
This exhibition includes some highlights of 19th century New York State portraits of Columbia County families—some on exhibit for the first time in many years. This exhibition will be installed in the Mandel Gallery of the Vanderpoel House.
Study of Style, part 2: Caned Construction
[**NOT AVAILABLE]— Using selections from Columbia County Historical Society’s permanent collection, this exhibit continues the theme of the CCHS furniture collection begun in pursuit of Vanderpoel furnishings, and will be installed in the Masters and Callan Galleries.