Friday, June 29, 2018

RJHS Summer Exhibit Sneak Peak

On Friday, June 29, at 6 pm, the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society is pleased to launch its summer exhibit, Local Collections by Local Collectors, with a sneak peak party on Friday, June 29 from 6 to 8 pm.

The summer exhibit brings together an eclectic selection of collections that have been compiled by residents of the Roe Jan area and items that have been donated to our archive.

The urge to collect is one of human nature’s most natural instincts. From the typical collections of baseball cards, stamps, and coins to extremely varied collections, people are constantly gathering objects and classifying them with their own personal system.

“The care and thought put into the gathering and preservation of objects such as those seen in our summer exhibit that delight small institutions like the RJHS,” said Peter Cipkowski, President of the RJHS. “In the end, our human desire to collect may be an instinctual way of telling our stories and preserving our culture, not only for ourselves but also for generations to come.”

The exhibit is open every Saturday and Sunday in July and August at the museum in Copake Falls from 2 to 4 pm.

The Roeliff Jansen Museum is at Route 344 and Miles Road, a short distance off NY Route 22 in the historic hamlet of Copake Falls, New York.

Founded in 1974, the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society serves the towns of Ancram, Copake, Gallatin, Hillsdale and Taghkanic. Through publication, ongoing research, a speaker series, and a multimedia archive, the Society documents and conserves local history – too easily lost. Its mission is to bring recognition to the stories, skills, and traditions of local folks, past and present.

Visit www.roeliffjansenhs.org for more information.