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Monday, June 9, 2014

Rensselaer County Historical Society Deck Party

An Enjoy Troy Deck Party to benefit a local organization. Sounds fun....

From a press release:

The Rensselaer County Historical Society (RCHS) will be having its first-ever "Enjoy Troy Deck Party" on Thursday, June 12th at it's home on Second Street in downtown Troy.  The naming rights to the deck party were auctioned at the RCHS annual gala last October and the winning bidder was Troy resident Linda Passaretti, creator of the iconic “Enjoy Troy” logo, who quickly dubbed it the "Enjoy Troy Deck Party".

"I've been enjoying Troy for 12 years," said Passaretti.  "It's time everyone else did."

One of the seasonal fundraising efforts for the RCHS, the deck parties are a way for people to discover the hidden treasures of the downtown museum and enjoy music and appetizers and refreshments while supporting the museum.

"You enjoy Troy more when you are steeped in its history," said RCHS Executive Director Ilene Frank. "This deck party is a fun way to get people excited about history while enjoying the summer weather and the company of friends." 

The party is open to the public and admission is $20 and includes appetizers and refreshments, rain or shine. Music will be provided by DJ Trumastr.

The first 50 people who RSVP to the party will receive limited-edition "Enjoy Troy Deck Party" t-shirts, and everyone who attends will receive complimentary Enjoy Troy keychains and stickers.  Additionally, attendees will have a chance to bid on an official "Enjoy Troy" coffee table, created by Passeretti's Enjoy Troy business partner Tom Reynolds. 

"The Historical Society is one of Troy's hidden gems,” said Reynolds.  "This deck party is a great opportunity to raise its profile for a good cause."

About RCHS

The Rensselaer County Historical Society and Museum is a dynamic not-for-profit educational organization established in 1927 to connect local history and heritage with contemporary life. Situated in the downtown Second Street Historic District in Troy, New York, the museum fulfills its mission from two adjacent 19th century townhouses - the historic and architecturally significant Hart-Cluett House, which serves as a house museum, and the Carr Building, which houses exhibits, programs, and a research library.


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