Researchers Robert Bayle and Andrea Matte tell the story of "what came before" with this new exhibit!  

Stop by Chapman Historical Museum where Robert Bayle and Andrea Matte have put together thirty-six sets of photographs of buildings, that tell the story of Glens Falls and Queensbury were shaped. Over the years some buildings were demolished, other buildings were improved. 

Photographs will show pictures taken from Mount Royal Shopping Center, Cool Insuring Arena, Centennial Circle, Sweet Basil Restaurant, and more!

There will also be information provided with the photos. For example: "the idea for a Glens Falls Hospital, built specifically for that purpose, was raised by a group of doctors in 1897.  When the concept was first being discussed, Solomon Parks offered his home to become the new hospital. The building required extensive renovations that were designed by local architect E. B. Potter. After about ten years, a new hospital building was added, and the original structure became a home for the hospital’s nursing school. Over the years, many changes were made to the hospital in response to increased demand and growth in services. An east wing was added in 1962, the west tower in 1976, the Pruyn Pavilion in 1993, and the Northwest Tower in 2005."

The online version can be viewed here!

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, occupancy is limited. Call (518) 793-2826 to reserve a time; same day reservations are available. Masks are required.