We feature changing annual exhibits and our permanent gallery each year. This year’s annual exhibits are Rondout: A Riverport, all about the evolution of the port of Rondout (where the museum is located); and Troubled Waters: Wrecked and Sunken Ships of the Hudson River. Rondout: A Riverport is located in our West Gallery. Troubled Waters is located in the Green Room.
Our East Gallery features semi-permanent exhibits covering topics such as:
- The Kingston steamboat Mary Powell, which ran as a passenger steamer from 1861 to 1911
- The Hudson River Day Line passenger steam service between Albany and New York City
- Hudson River Sloops
- Hudson River rowing and power boat racing
- Ferries of the Hudson
- Commercial fishing on the Hudson
- “The Changing River,” an exhibit about the evolving ecology and environment of the Hudson River, including climate change
- Tugboats and barges
- Lighthouses of the Hudson
- Ice Boating
- Brick Making
- Ice Harvesting
Exhibits are generally self-guided but we do offer docent guided tours for larger groups. For information on scheduling guided tours of our exhibits, please visit the Group Tour and/or School Field Trip pages.
Here is a map of our extensive galleries: