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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Social Favor and Local Flavor: The Firehouse of the 1800s
Learn about the firehouses, fire apparatus and equipment of the 1800s, as you enter a reproduction interior of a firehouse from that period in this exhibit.

Explore the grandeur of the firehouses of the past, as you walk around the firehouse and examine the artifacts on exhibit. Learn how being a fireman "opened doors” for many men socially during the 1800s. Discover how the firehouse of the 1800s became the social meeting place for the community during this era. Learn how firemen gave their fire apparatus nicknames and try to "Name That Fire Engine” in the interactive portion of the exhibit. Or pass-the-time as the firefighters did, by playing a game of checkers or cards, using the reproduction objects provided  from the period.
 
In addition to the "social favor” component of this exhibit, there is a "local flavor” component as well. This section of the exhibit explores the local firehouses of Hudson during the 1800s. Discover who the patrons were of the local firehouses and learn about the history of each firehouse. This section of the exhibit was done with the assistance of students from the Hudson City School District, who participated in the after school Museum studies program. Hear the students read articles about the great fires of Hudson in the audio component of the exhibit and take home a walking tour of the firehouses of Hudson, also written by the students.





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