Self Guided Walking Tour of Glens Falls

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

Below is a link to 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

Chapman Challenge in a circle with green Chapman Logo in center

A Glens Falls – Queensbury Scavenger Hunt

Take on these “missions” to explore our community.  Some are locations that are part of local history; others are just for  fun.  Finish 20 out of 35 and earn a Chapman Challenge pin.

For the list of Missions and a printable checklist go to CHALLENGE

2021 Finishers: 1. Heather and Kelly Bakross; 2. Marguerite Saunders; 3. Annika, Derek & Luke Longo and Tyce Mulder; 4. Jeanne Philion-Nichols and Sue Philion; 5. Stacey Baker and Molly Baker; 6. Cassandra Distilli and John LaVigne; 7. Beth Thomson; 8. Greg and Michelle Bussing; 8. Barbara Petrush and Bea Roman; 9. Jim and Anita Cartin; 10. Sebastian Herlihy, Corbin Merkley, Ethan Trackey, and Abigail Herlihy

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Conversations with the Past

Talk: The Empty Grain Silos of Buffalo, NY

Speaker: Lori Soderline, Lecturer at Skidmore College
7pm at the Chapman, free

In 21st century America, many of us know Buffalo only as a cold city on Lake Erie that has seen better days. Less known is that Buffalo was once the nation’s busiest port, and that it trafficked mainly in midwestern grain. Today,  thousands of acres of Buffalo waterfront remain covered in grain elevators, but those elevators have been abandoned, and stand as a stunning but ghostly reminder of the city’s former glory.

Author Lori Soderlind will share her exploration of the Buffalo waterfront, a history she examined as part of a larger personal mission to study abandoned cities and industries across the United States.

Masks and reservations are required for this program, please call (518)793-2826 to reserve.

Monday, December 13, 2021

Victorian Christmas Tree Paint Night


6-8pm at the Chapman

Cost is $25, payment required at time of reservation

Masks and reservations are required for this program. Call (518)793-2826 to save your spot.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Movie Nights at the Chapman 

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

7pm at the Chapman, free

Hot cocoa will be provided.

For this program, please call or email Maureen to make a reservation.  (518)793-2826 or [email protected]

Masks are currently required at all in-person events at the museum, regardless of vaccination status.