We feature changing annual exhibits and our permanent gallery each year.
The 2014 exhibits are Troubled Waters: Wrecked and Sunken Ships of the Hudson River, located in the Green Room, and Tugboats – Workhorses of the Hudson River in the West Gallery, featuring a hands-on pilot house station for all ages.
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
- “Chasing the Wind,” about ice yachting on the Hudson River
- Brick Making – updated for 2014
- Boat Building – updated for 2014
- Ice Harvesting
In addition, we have two, semi-permanent exhibits: “Hudson’s Journey” about Henry Hudson and the native peoples of the Hudson River Valley and a small exhibit on the 1898 steam tug Mathilda (permanently dry docked in the museum yard), both of which have been updated for 2014.
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: