About the Chapman Museum

Our Mission

The Chapman Museum presents the history of the Glens Falls – Queensbury community and its connection to the Adirondack region. By encouraging discovery, understanding, and appreciation of the region’s heritage, the Museum provides perspective for the present and the future.

Land Acknowledgement

The Chapman Museum is located on land formerly of the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk), N’dakina (Abenaki), and Mohican People dating back centuries before colonization. We honor and acknowledge the ancestral stewards of this land through the generations, whose practices and traditions are forever connected to it.  

Staff

Executive Director: Nicole Herwig
Curator: Maureen Folk
Education & Outreach Coordinator: Rebecca Tommell

Board of Trustees

Dan Dudley (Chair), Rob Chapman (Vice Chair), Brianne Ryan (Treasurer), Robert Terwilliger (Secretary), Martin Seelye, Dr. Evan P. Sullivan PhD, Rhonda Triller, Judy Villa-White, Ken Tingley, Heather Ashline, and Connie Bosse.

Accessibility

The Chapman Museum is accessible for those with limited mobility. The ramp entrance is located from the parking lot at the rear of the building off Bacon Street.

Our Story

Zopher & Catherine DeLong and their children, ca. 1867
Zopher & Catherine DeLong and their children, ca. 1867, 1966.12.1

In 1867, Glens Falls hardware merchant Zopher DeLong remodeled a modest wood frame home on Glen Street, building the two story brick structure with a mansard roof seen by visitors today.  Following Zopher’s death in 1901, his son John took over the home and remodeled it to reflect his desire for modern tastes and conveniences.

Six decades later, Juliet Chapman, a relative by marriage, donated the house to the community to become a local history museum. The organization received a permanent charter from the New York State Board of Regents in 1968. In the years since the Chapman Museum has added an exhibition gallery, climate controlled collections storage, a research room, multi-purpose classroom, and a museum shop.

Exterior of Chapman Museum

Our Vision

The Chapman Museum will elevate the popularity of local history and inspire a greater sense of community among those who visit and live in the Glens Falls and Queensbury area. The Museum provides a welcoming and inclusive setting for the open exchange of ideas and viewpoints, expands knowledge through programming and exhibits, and celebrates the diversity of our community in our efforts to reach new audiences and build a constituency for the future.