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:
Sponsorship opportunities currently exist for several 2020 exhibitions:
Early Hand Tools & Farm Implements--
During Autumn 2019 we will unveil our latest exhibition,
"Early Hand Tools & Farm Implements" and featuring Early Farm Tools in conjunction with our forthcoming Farming Issue of the History & Heritage Magazine.
During the 18th and 19th centuries, in pre-industrial society, work was accomplished with hand-made tools and personal muscle power. The tools in this exhibition are representative of the agriculturally based economy of Columbia County and the every day tasks and chores of its rural inhabitants. Family members worked together at a variety of chores to ensure the success of running a farm or family business that included agricultural production, food preparation, household care and animal husbandry. Beyond the function of each of these tools, there is a beauty in their form and manipulation of materials. These historic objects are our material culture.
This exhibition will be installed the Museum's Main Gallery (upstairs).
Sponsorship opportunities currently exist for this high-profile exhibition.
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 Delft ware 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.
Depending on the level of sponsorship, benefits may include:
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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