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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Currier and Ives......... Printmakers to the American People


The quaint prints of Currier and Ives offer us a window into the lives of Americans during the nineteenth century. Their prints helped America define its national identity. Describing themselves as "publishers of cheap and popular pictures,” Currier and Ives were the leaders in lithograph printing during the nineteenth century.


This exhibition explores the work of Nathanial Currier and James Merritt Ives and the process of lithography. The series of lithographs "The Life of a Fireman” were extremely popular when first printed and they are still among the most sought after prints of the era by collectors today. Perhaps this is because this folio offers such a vibrant, visual picture of the volunteer firefighters of the time. The Currier and Ives later lithograph series, "The American Fireman” is well represented in the exhibit, as well as lithographs from the series "The Life of a Fireman.”


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