The Pomeroy Fund for NYS History has awarded 20 history-related organizations across New York State $5,000 each during its fifth grant round to bring back or hire museum educators. [Read more…] about $100K Awarded To Museum Educators
Glens Falls Museum Opening ‘Then & Now’ Photo Exhibit
The Chapman Museum in Glens Falls has announced Glens Falls: CHANGES: “Now & Then” Photos of Glens Falls & Queensbury, a new exhibit set to open on Saturday, May 1st.
Organized by researchers Robert Bayle and Andrea Matte, Glens Falls: CHANGES tells the stories of “what came before.” The exhibit runs through September 2021. [Read more…] about Glens Falls Museum Opening ‘Then & Now’ Photo Exhibit
Virtual Silent Film ‘The Marriage Circle’ With Live Musical Score
The Park Theater in Glens Falls, in partnership with the Chapman Museum, is set to presents “The Marriage Circle” featuring live musical score by Ben Model, via YouTube livestream on September 10th. [Read more…] about Virtual Silent Film ‘The Marriage Circle’ With Live Musical Score
Upstate New York Historic Signs Talk in Glens Falls
The Chapman Museum is set to present a talk on historic signs by curator Jillian Mulder on Sunday, January 20th at 2 pm.
Expanding upon Mulder’s 2018 “Secret Life of Signs” exhibition, this illustrated talk will provide a visual tour of unique and historic signage within the greater upstate region. [Read more…] about Upstate New York Historic Signs Talk in Glens Falls
Glens Falls Lecture: Champion Bicycle Rider Harry Elkes
On Thursday, November 6 at 7 pm, John Strough will speak at the Chapman Museum in Glens Falls NY, about the short but fascinating career of local bicycle racer, Harry Elkes, who achieved great fame but died tragically at a young age. The program is free and open to the public.
Born in Port Henry on Lake Champlain, Harry started racing on 10 and 25 mile dirt courses when he was eighteen. By 1898 he was winning races and setting records. For two years he raced with great success in Europe, before returning to the United States to tackle distance events and the one mile record. [Read more…] about Glens Falls Lecture: Champion Bicycle Rider Harry Elkes
New Chapman Museum Exhibit, Portrait Stories, Opens
Who was Bridget? The idea behind Portrait Stories started when staff at Chapman Museum in Glens Falls, NY were doing research for the summer 2014 exhibit, At the Lake. Their curiosity was piqued by a photo of the Ranger family, in which every individual pictured was identified by name. Interestingly, for one woman, only her first name, Bridget, was provided.
Additional research turned up nothing about Bridget. One can assume from her name that she was Irish, and from her clothing that she was a maid. As a servant for the Ranger family, that summer she would have prepared and served meals, cleaned the cottage and cared for the young children. But then her story ends. Perhaps she married or moved on to another location; we simply do not know. [Read more…] about New Chapman Museum Exhibit, Portrait Stories, Opens
Chapman Exhibit Focuses On Lake George History
The Chapman Historical Museum’s new exhibit, At the Lake, which runs through August 31, presents different perspectives on what it has meant to be at Lake George over the past 150 years. Included in the exhibit are the stories of groups that camped on the lake’s many islands, families that built grand homes on the lake, and others who constructed more modest camps.
To diversify the story the exhibit also includes the experiences of people who lived on the lake and worked there each summer as waitresses, cooks, laundry workers, guides and boatmen. [Read more…] about Chapman Exhibit Focuses On Lake George History
Exhibit of Glens Falls Winter Scenes Opens
The Chapman Historical Museum has opened a new exhibit of fourteen S.R. Stoddard original albumen photos featuring local winter scenes.
Included are views of snow-covered streets in Glens Falls as well as two stereo views of Lake George. Titled “Frost Work,” a term used by Stoddard, the small exhibit features images of the 1870s — a time when winter transportation consisted of sleds and sleighs. Even the horse drawn trolley ran on runners. [Read more…] about Exhibit of Glens Falls Winter Scenes Opens
Warren County Exhibit, Lectures at Chapman Museum
To celebrate Warren County’s Bicentennial the Chapman Museum in Glens Falls is partnering with the Warren County Clerk’s Records Center to feature an exhibit of rare manuscripts, maps and legal documents, many of which date back to the early days of the county.
Parchments, Papers & Prints: 200 Years of History from the Warren County Archives will be on display at the museum, located at 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY through September 1. [Read more…] about Warren County Exhibit, Lectures at Chapman Museum
Glens Falls Talk On Changing Perceptions Suburbs
The Chapman Historical Museum in Glens Falls, NY will host a talk on changing perceptions of the suburbs on Thursday, November 1, 2012, at 7 pm.
From Leave It to Beaver to Desperate Housewives, viewers have been presented with visions of suburbia that are simultaneously pastoral and gothic, nostalgic and repressive. Using still photos and video, Professor Keith Wilhite, Assistant Professor of English, Siena College, will show how popular culture constructs specific images of suburbia, as well as how those images change along with postwar suburban development. [Read more…] about Glens Falls Talk On Changing Perceptions Suburbs