Museum Hours

10 a.m. to 5 p.m*  Daily
* see specifications on the "Hours and Admission" page

Closed Independence Day,
Memorial Day, Easter,
Christmas, Thanksgiving,
New Year’s Day

Admission

Adults: $7

Children: $5
(age 3 and older)

Family: $20
(2 adults and their 2 children)

Children under age 3: FREE

Museum and FASNY Members: FREE

The Museum also
participates in the Empire State Reciprocal Program and NARM.
Members of these programs will also receive FREE admission, as per the Museum's policy: see the "Hours and Admission" page for more info.

117 Harry Howard Ave.
Hudson, NY 12534
518.822.1875



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Fine Art
The Museum has an extensive collection of art related to the fire service. The collection includes firefighting paintings, lithographs, sculpture and folk art. The Museum also houses perhaps the most significant collection of fire service oil-on-canvas portraits found anywhere. These portraits include:

Portrait of Harry Howard An attempt to try to explain Chief Howard’s portrait’s significance both historically and culturally is difficult. Every young boy of his time wanted to be him, every man of his generation respected him and every woman was awed by his sheer presence. He influenced the history of firefighting and culturally brought firemen to the brink of superstardom during his time. His herculean frame, iron constitution and nerves of steel were legendary in the fire service. Just as the firemen’s badge and helmet are cultural icons, this man is a cultural icon. It can be argued that there has been no equal to him in public service before or since his time.

Portrait of John Baulch: In 1862, John Baulch was appointed "Fire Chief of the Southern Division of the Federal Army” during the Civil War. His duties included following the military and taking charge of all fire apparatus in Southern towns occupied by Northern troops. He also organized fire companies, using soldiers, for the temporary protection of the towns. In his duties he rendered an invaluable service, preventing the destruction of life and property and he was universally liked by people from the North and the South, a rare distinction for this time period.
 



Portrait of Francis Clark (aka Old Forty-Four):  
Perhaps the best words to describe Mr. Clark are eager and devoted: Sam Allen (foreman of Engine 44) gave the young, Clark a suit of clothes for being the first on the tongue of an apparatus during a night alarm. The eager Clark showed up for the alarm without boots or pants on.  Another example of his devotion to duty is as follows: after his wedding ceremony, Clark was called to duty to put out the Great Sugar House Fire. His new wife did not see him again for three days while he fought the fire.


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