Monday, March 9, 2009

County Historical Society Finances

The Rensselaer County Historical Society is asking for financial assistance from the City of Troy to keep the Society's doors open and allow it to "begin a period of 'rejuvenation' creating a broader base of public support".

Times-Union: History group at risk of closing
Money woes may force Rensselaer County Historical Society to shut

Financial difficulties may force the venerable Rensselaer County Historical Society to close, officials confirmed Sunday.
The RCHS had operating losses totaling $395,204 from 2005 through 2007, according to the nonprofit's financial reports.

When I started the blog, I visited the RCHS looking for information on the City of Rensselaer, but found almost nothing. Most of the collection (and events) seem to be about Troy. Improving coverage across the County would be a good strategy to help broaden their public support.

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