Skenesborough Museum

The Skenesborough Museum was founded in 1959 during the town of Whitehall’s 200th (bicentennial) anniversary.  The building it occupies is a 1917 reinforced concrete Canal Terminal building.  It was later used as a town shed before NYS planned to demolish it.

June 28th, 1959 it was dedicated and in 1960 the town received permission to use the building as long as it remain a museum.¹

Contact Information
Skenesborough Museum:
Telephone: 518 499-0716/1155
Summer hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

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¹ As Per Doris B. Morton Archive: Bicentennial and Dedication – Whitehall Times – July 1, 1976

6 Responses to Skenesborough Museum

  1. Herbert Clark says:

    Hi, what are your winter hours, Dec. 23?

    • MBennett says:

      While we do not work directly with the Museum, I know the people who do. I have sent a request for the current hours and will respond as soon as I know.

      As the Museum is primarily staffed by volunteers, I am pretty sure the Museum will not be open on the 23rd.

      As soon as I know otherwise though, I will let you know!

  2. Glen Face says:

    I have eight old colored postcards of various scenes in and around Whitehall from the 40’s or 50’s. They are of; Howitzer Company Armory, View from GAR park, Silk Mill #1 and lock 12, High School, Skene Mt and Sachs residence, Main St. State Highway and The Meyer’s Castle. They were apparently sold at Allen’s 5, 10 and 25 cent store. The cards are in excellent shape. They are whole, uncreased with no water stains.
    Would you be interested in purchasing them?

  3. Robert Moore says:

    My grandsons and I would like to visit Whitehall and the Skenesborough Musem in early July – the 12th , 13th or 14th. Are you open any of those days? Are there places to stay in or near to Whitehall? We would appreciate any information you can give us.

    Bob Moore
    Portland, OR

  4. m-glenn says:

    what are your hours as of today 2 july to rest of july

  5. Beverly Dennis says:

    It is on my top 10 bucket List…. to visit Whitehall. As with many I come to tread where antecedents did hundreds of years ago. Could you advise me on where I might find a marriage record of 1802 (Whitehall) and a birth record of 1805? Thanks!

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