With a soaring ceiling and detailed woodwork of a 19th century town house, our Robison Family Gallery offers approximately 800 sq. feet of space for your event. People come to us for both professional and personal accommodations. Noting the room’s capacity of 140 standing, 80 theater style, or 50 for a sit-down meal, we have hosted business presentations and conferences as well as personal celebrations such as anniversaries, birthdays and rehearsal dinners. Our guests appreciate the combination of classic and contemporary ambiance and often choose to incorporate guided tours of the Hart-Cluett House, our exhibition space and/or our extensive historical collections. In the warmer months, guests often choose to add our private outdoor deck to their experience.

Rentals are available by the hour, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7 am to midnight, and other days by special request. Prices vary, but RCHS will work with you to tailor your rental, to fit your specific event needs!

For further information, please call: 518.272.7232 ext. 11
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"Just a quick note to thank you again for your help with our reception last Sat. Everything went well and (it is) a perfect space for our donors to gather before the concert. And as always RCHS staff is always extremely helpful and accommodating."

S. L. of the Empire State Youth Orchestra

"It was perfect, a beautiful space and a great group of people."

A. N. of Rising Image


*Because of our nonprofit status, we are unable to accommodate requests for rentals for political fundraisers or religious ceremonies, the exception being weddings/civil unions. Rensselaer County Historical Society also allows fundraising events by other nonprofits, although the nonprofit discount may not apply for some functions. Because the protection of its contents is the highest priority, all events must be appropriate to the mission; therefore, the museum reserves the right to deny use for any request.