Self-Guided Walking Tour of Glens Falls

Discover our community’s history at your leisure on your own.

Click the link below for the Warren County NY History and Culture Mapper. Here you will find an online historic walking tour starting from the Chapman Museum, as well as national register sites, cemeteries, and more within Warren County.

Walking Tour

The Chapman Challenge

The Chapman Challenge is back, with three new locations!

Click here for more information, and to download your copy of the challenge.

Downtown Glens Falls Guided Walking Tours

We’re bringing back guided walking tours!

Join Chapman employee, Maureen Folk, for a guided tour of historic Glens Falls locations. Tours will run Fridays starting at 11am from June through August. This tour will be approximately 1 mile in length and will last 1-1.5 hours. Parking is available at the Chapman Museum where the tour will commence.

Tour Dates: June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 12, 19, 26

Advanced registration is required, please call (518)793-2826. A fee of $10/person is due at time of registration. A minimum of 4 participants is needed for tours to run.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Summer Story Time

10-11am at the Chapman, free
Ada’s Violin by Susan Hood

A town built on a landfill. A community in need of hope. A girl with a dream. A man with a vision. An ingenious idea. The story of the Recycled Orchestra comprising of children from Cateura, Paraguay, playing instruments made from recycled trash, performs concerts all over the world to sold-out audiences. Here’s the story of how it began.

Good for ages 5-9, this program is free and does not require a reservation.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

If These Streets Could Talk

Panel: John Strough, Cathy DeDe, Lee Braggs, & Elizabeth Little Hogan

7pm in the Queensbury Room, Queensbury High School, donations welcome

Join us for an evening with some inspiring community members to hear perspectives on how the greater Glens Falls-Queensbury communities have changed over the years.

This program requires a reservation, to reserve your spot call (518)793-2826.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Games on the Lawn

1-2pm at the Chapman, free

Join us for an hour of Victorian Era games out on the lawn! From handkerchief throwing to potato races, these tech-free games are sure to be fun.

Good for ages 10-13. This program is free and does not require a reservation. Program is subject to cancellation due to weather.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Summer Story Time

10-11am at the Chapman, free
The Story of Inventions by Catherine Barr and Steve Williams

We begin our incredible story of inventions thousands of years ago with the rolling wheel. Since then, extraordinary inventions have continued to change peoples lives. Read about how sailors found their way with the help of a swinging rock…how vaccinations help keep families healthy…how the Industrial Revolution spread around the world…and what future inventions might bring for humankind.

Good for ages 5-9, this program is free and does not require a reservation.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Games on the Lawn

1-2pm at the Chapman, free

Join us for an hour of Victorian Era games out on the lawn! From handkerchief throwing to potato races, these tech-free games are sure to be fun.

Good for ages 10-13. This program is free and does not require a reservation. Program is subject to cancellation due to weather.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Summer Story Time

10-11am at the Chapman, free
Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers

If you had to name a statue, any statue, odds are good you’d mention the Statue of Liberty. Have you seen her? She’s in New York. She’s holding a torch. And she’s in mid-stride, moving forward. But why?

Good for ages 5-9, this program is free and does not require a reservation.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Family Craft Program 

Back to School Time Capsules

4pm at the Chapman, $5

For this program, participants can fill a jar with mementos from the beginning of a new school year. These jars are little time capsules, open them on the last day of school in 2023 and see how much has changed!

To register, please call (518)793-2826 by Tuesday, September 6 at 5pm. Parental participation is encouraged and supervision  is required.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Conversations with the Past

Talk: Running the Hudson: Logging in the Adirondacks

Speaker: Maureen Folk, Outreach & Program Coordinator at the Chapman Museum
7pm at the Chapman, Donations Welcome

The logging industry took Glens Falls from a quiet town to a thriving city from the mid to late 1800s. This talk explores the various jobs for loggers, the local companies that were formed, the lumber barons who benefited, and how all of these pieces made Glens Falls the lumber capital of the world.

This program requires a reservation. To register, please call (518)793-2826.