The library has several museum passes available for checkout! Inquire at the circulation desk for the following available passes:
Families, firefighters or history enthusiasts; see past and present-day firefighting come alive and explore the premier collection of firefighting equipment, apparatus, artwork, artifacts and interactive exhibits anywhere. The Museum’s collection of historic firefighting vehicles and apparatus — from ornate hand-drawn hose carts of the eighteenth century to brawny 1,000-gallon diesel-powered tankers of the 1970s — is unrivaled. Families can enjoy hands-on interactive exhibits, including the bucket brigade. Students of history can marvel at the beauty and ingenuity of firefighting, amazed by a collection that spans Colonial times through today’s modern America. Explore the world’s largest and most comprehensive museum dedicated to the history, culture and science of firefighting.
Built between 1804 and 1808, Boscobel was originally the dream house of wealthy Loyalists. By the 1950s, after falling into disrepair, it was demolished. Preservationists saved as many architectural fragments as possible and reassembled them fifteen miles north, where the Neoclassical mansion was restored back to—and even beyond—its original grandeur. In 1961, Boscobel opened as a nonprofit museum for all to experience and enjoy.
The Library’s mission is to foster research and education on the life and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and their continuing impact on contemporary life. Our work is carried out by four major areas: Archives, Museum, Education and Public Programs.
Founded in 1959, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is a premier nature center with a focus on Environmental Education with a mission to connect children with nature through hands-on education and play, and to inspire active stewards of our shared environment. Over the years it has developed quality educational programs for students and the public that focus on the unique ecology of the Hudson Highlands and promote knowledge and appreciation of our natural world. The Museum is home to Grasshopper Grove, the Hudson Valley’s first Nature Play area. The Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center and Grasshopper Grove are located in Cornwall, New York and the Wildlife Education Center in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York.
From the outside, The Madam Brett Homestead is often misleading. First-Time visitors, during a tour of the inside, remark that “the house really is so much bigger than they first thought and so well kept.” The tour allows visitors into all seventeen rooms and to eperience the period furnighings actually used by this extraordinanry family during nearly 250 years of life in the Hudson River Valley.
Hike on 70 miles of carriage roads and trails. Bike on our historic carriage roads. Climb the world-famous Gunks cliffs. Horseback Ride from our Spring Farm Trailhead. Run through forests, fields, and mountains. Ski/Snowshoe on groomed and natural terrain, and more.
Motorcyclepedia Museum is an 85,000-square-foot space in Newburgh displaying the collection, of over 650 motorcycles that father-son duo Gerald and Ted Doering have amassed over a combined 80 years.
America’s first flying museum of antique aircraft is just a short drive from New York City, Albany, and Western New England!
Storm King Art Center is a 500-acre outdoor museum located in New York’s Hudson Valley, where visitors experience large-scale sculpture and site-specific commissions under open sky. Since 1960, Storm King has been dedicated to stewarding the hills, meadows, and forests of its site and surrounding landscape. Building on the visionary thinking of its founders, Storm King supports artists and some of their most ambitious works. Changing exhibitions, programming, and seasons offer discoveries with every visit.