Chapman Historical Museum

Chapman Historical Museum, Glens Falls: Hours, Address, Chapman Historical Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Chapman Historical Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Connie T
Brooklyn, NY228 contributions
Great Intro to Glens Falls History
Jul 2019 • Friends
This small museum has very well presented displays on the history of the area and the logging and quarry industries. The annex had photos and drawings of important buildings (the buildings may or may not still exist), along with some oral histories of the community as it changed.
A temporary exhibit describes women entering the workforce and includes a switchboard from the the Glens Falls Telephone Company.
The work of Adirondack photographer Seneca Ray Stoddard is displayed and the DeLong home provides a hands on way to look at the past.
Written July 21, 2019
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Marilyn B
Voorheesville, NY95 contributions
Engaging small museum
May 2019 • Couples
The Chapman Museum is a small local museum with changing exhibits and an historic house attached. They offer walking tours of Glens Falls in mild weather, and have both permanent and temporary exhibits. There is a well-stocked gift shop with emphasis on local products. We attended an interesting talk on the development of a downtown park which was held in the exhibit room featuring local architecture. They send emails with upcoming events. Certainly worth a stop!
Written May 31, 2019
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6happyhikers
Albany, NY130 contributions
Amazing Gem of a Museum!
Feb 2019 • Family
Great exhibits. Loads of interactive pieces. Beautiful photography. Fun scavenger hunts. It’s not just local Glens Falls history. It’s history in general and what a great way to learn. Highly recommend a visit.
Written February 26, 2019
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Bah715
Glens Falls, NY257 contributions
Small but great couple of hours!
Feb 2019 • Couples
Small interactive museum, really enjoyed the current exhibit on personal effects, guess what this item was used for, women in the work place, and sitting thumbing through old Glens Falls High school yearbooks. I am glad we are more politically in 2019!

They have a great collection of books for sale and love seeing all the local authors books available!

The $5 admission is certainly a great trade for your couple of hours of entertainment!
Written February 18, 2019
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Barbara K
Glens Falls, NY7 contributions
Beautiful small museum
Aug 2018 • Friends
This is a wonderful small museum showcasing this beautiful area in the Adirondacks. Glens Falls is a small City with so much to offer and this is just one jewel in the middle of the City.
Written November 6, 2018
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DZ07
New York72 contributions
Mix of Exhibits and Historical Home; Interactive Opportunities for Kids
Aug 2018
The exhibits were on signs and the female workforce from the area; the sign exhibit was very interesting. The rooms of the home that are decorated in the time period are fascinating. The best part is that in the exhibits and house have activities aimed a children, and a wide variety of drawing, puzzle solving, and musical instruments.
Written August 30, 2018
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ohtracey2010
Saratoga Springs, NY928 contributions
Better than expected. Worth the trip.
Aug 2018 • Couples
This is a small museum in Glens Falls. We went to see the exhibit on “signs.”We were pleasantly surprised with the museum. The local sign exhibit and history on sign making was very interesting but we loved the rest of the museum too. It only took us about an hour and a half. There are wonderful photographs from years ago and there are also some great stories and examples of women in the workplace from the past couple hundred years. You can tour part of the house and look at old artifacts. We really enjoyed it. There is plenty of opportunity to interact with the exhibits and little extra activities for children.

It is handicap accessible. There are bathrooms. There is a parking lot in back. It was $5 for adults. I’m not sure if there are discounts or pricing for children.
Written August 19, 2018
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Dave M
Austin, TX1,376 contributions
Great local history
Jun 2018 • Friends
This is a piece of Glens Falls history which most people simply drive by every day and pay no notice too. This Victorian-era house sits unassumingly on the corner, surrounded by trees. In years past, the main portion of the museum was the house which was a “snapshot in time” from when it was a dwelling. During X-mas time, it would be decorated for the holidays. Many of the artifacts were fragile to keep being displayed, so the main house portion is currently closed to the public as it was being renovated.

The connecting annex remains open, and it worth viewing as it contains much local history of the Glens Falls region. During my visit, the special collections had an exhibit of various business signs in the region. These ranged from paintings on brick buildings to motel signs, as well as some famous local landmarks (like the Martha’s chicken). The special collections are always changing, so there’s always a reason to stop by. This is an excellent place to go and spend an afternoon.
Written July 21, 2018
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MikeyBoy12804
Queensbury, NY252 contributions
Local history at a glance
Dec 2017 • Couples
This is a much improved local museum that has two really good things going for
it. They have a permanent exhibit that generally covers standard local history ( prominent local persons, places and events) and then from time to time changing exhibits of local interest. This museum is quite well done.
Written December 25, 2017
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vagardenwriter
Roanoke, VA43 contributions
Repository of Thousands of Seneca Ray Stoddard's Photos.
Sep 2017 • Solo
My last visit to this museum was two decades ago. What was once a small local history museum has evolved into an accessible treasury of information about Glens Falls, Queensbury and the southern part of the Adirondacks. About half of Stoddard's turn-of-the-century albumin prints of the Adirondacks and the Glens Falls area, his home base, was kept here.

My reason for this most recent visit was to see the Stoddard exhibit, which rotated out September 30, "Water and Light: S. R. Stoddard's Photo's of Lake George." This was a delightful and educational exhibit worthy of that which one might find in a big-city museum.

There are also a small selection of Stoddard's photos on display in the Stoddard Room. An online data base, accessible through the Museum's home page, of Stoddard's photos is available as well as the opportunity to purchase museum-quality reproductions of his photos.

Displays of and artifacts from the surrounding area are presented with an emphasis on the lives and times of the houses' original owners. The online data base also permits Random Accession of Museum objects to learn about what is available before or after a visit.

Off-street, no-cost parking is available behind the museum off Bacon Street. Entrance to Reception and Gift Shop is either from the parking lot or from Glen Street. The Gift Shop contains a superb collection of local history books as well as community church cookbooks for sale.
Written October 2, 2017
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Chapman Historical Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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