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Education

Other Groups

The Chapman offers guided tours and outreach programs for bus groups, scout troops and other organizations.  Many school programs also may be adapted to match the interests of your group.

TOURS OF THE DELONG HOUSE
Recommended for all ages

A tour of the historic DeLong House will reveal what it was like to live in Glens Falls over 100 years ago. Schooling, daily activities, customs, and gender roles and expectations are some of the topics discussed while touring through the DeLong home, furnished as it would have been a century ago.

Fees: $3.00 per person; $36 minimum (Bus Tours: $45.00 minimum. Other groups: Call for arrangements)

All of our other programs can be presented here at the museum, or at your location.

 $50 Honorarium requested.

NEW!  THE MANY LAYERED VICTORIAN WOMAN

A look at Victorian underclothes, fashion and activities for women through photos, hands-on items and advertisements.

NEW!  MERRY CHRISTMAS & VOTES FOR WOMEN

Look at the issues at stake in the fight for women’s rights, and how local women participated in the fight.  May include a live performance and audience participation.

NEW!  A WALK THROUGH THE PAST

Hear the background stories of three people we have portrayed at our annual Cemetery Tours, and watch the performances that have been recorded.

SENECA RAY STODDARD

Outreach program
Seneca Ray Stoddard was a well known photographer in the 1800's whose body of work concentrated on scenes of nature. Through his photographs and illustrated guidebooks he promoted the Adirondacks.  

HARNESSING THE HUDSON

The story of the Spier Falls Dam in South Glens Falls built in first years of the 20th century with Italian immigrant labor.

HISTORY OF HANDBAGS AND HATS (and why we love them)

There’s an interesting history and psychology to everyday items we usually take for granted.

DEAR DIARY

A look at local activities and customs through the words of four local diaries spanning 1855-1920.

The McMULLEN-LEAVENS SHIRT FACTORY

Learn the story behind the textile factory at the corner of Lawrence & Cooper Streets!

LOGS AND LUMBERMEN

Sawmill and paper mills were instrumental in the development of our community.  What was life like for the lumber- men who provided the raw material for these industries?

HISTORY MYSTERIES

A hands-on program with authentic artifacts.

GLENS FALLS/QUEENSBURY HISTORY

The people and places that tell the story of the growth of Glens Falls and Queensbury. Uses maps and photos and can be 1 or 2 hours in length.

NEW!  WALKING TOUR OF DOWNTOWN GLENS FALLS

Stroll downtown and learn about the history behind some of the buildings you see everyday, and the people who built them. Maximum of 15 participants; takes about 1-1/2 hours. Additional charges apply.

HOW WE LEARN ABOUT THE PAST

A look at local history through photos (comparing then to now), words from local diaries and artifacts that show how people lived and worked.

 

Contact: Kim Harvish
Museum Educator
Chapman Historical Museum
348 Glen Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801
(518) 793-2826
educator@chapmanmuseum.org