New D&H Canal Museum to Open

The website of the D&H Canal Historical Society makes this simple declaration: “The mission of the D&H Canal Historical Society is to highlight the importance of the D&H Canal and preserve its stories, landscapes, and artifacts.” One of the Society’s important accomplishments was the establishment in 1976 of a museum. They gathered artifacts, ephemera, stories, and enthusiasts.

In almost breathless anticipation, the enthusiasts have watched the progress of the canal museum’s move from its original home, the 1885 St. John’s Church building, (High Falls, NY) to a nearby new site — the spectacular 1797 stone DePuy Tavern building. Upon opening in mid-June, the new site will be known as the “Mid Hudson Visitor Center and D&H Canal Museum.” […]

This article is a celebration of the success of the D&H Canal Society in fulfilling its mission.


This pictorial layout is presented here as a downloadable PDF file:

New D&H Canal Museum to Open (PDF)