The Chapman Museum shares the stories of those who have lived and worked in the Glen Falls region throughout the years. Located in Glen Falls, the Chapman Museum features exhibits about the history of the region, the Queensbury community, and its connection to the Adirondack region. The museum was donated by Juliet Chapman to the community in the 1960s.
Once an old brick home, the Chapman Museum has since added an exhibition gallery, a climate-controlled collections storage, a research room, a shop, and a classroom. The museum houses manuscripts, other materials, and more than 10,000 photographs that depict what life was like in the region over the years.
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Current exhibits include a hands-on history of hometown life, WWII home front posters, a mini S.R. Stoddard exhibit of the Adirondack mountain peaks, and a Nickelodeons to drive-ins exhibit.
- Hands-on History: Experiences of Hometown Life – This exhibit highlights experiences of everyday life throughout the years. Each room focuses on a different aspect of life (school, music, home, and “unusual things”). The exhibit is hands on and is located in the DeLong House.
- Let’s All Fight, WWII Home Front Posters Online Legacy Exhibit – This online exhibit is a gathering of WWII posters collected by Linc Cathers. These posters were created to encourage people at home to purchase war bonds and to do their utmost to help the troops abroad. The posters will be online until Dec. 31, 2021.
- S.R. Stoddard Mini Exhibit: Adirondack Peaks – These photos were captured by Seneca Ray Stoddard in the 1870s and 1880s. This small exhibit features a selected group of original albumen prints that feature high mountain peaks of the Adirondacks. Along with the photos is a set of pen and ink sketches. This exhibit runs through Oct. 30, 2021.
- Now Showing: From Nickelodeons to Drive-ins – This exhibit is about going to the movies in Glen Falls from 1911 to 2021. The exhibit presents a historical perspective of how movies impacted communities. Visitors can view clips from a 1921 movie, as well as examine the architecture, technology, and story of how popcorn saved theaters. This exhibit runs until March 31, 2022.
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