The Caroga Historical Association created in 1976 opened a town museum in 1977. In 1981, the present museum site was purchased in Caroga. Located in the Adirondack Park, the Caroga Historical Museum is comprised of a 1905 farmhouse, a 130-year-old pegged barn, a general store, an 1870 cobbler shop, an ice house, and the most recent addition, Sherman’s Park Arcade. Displays on the county’s early leather tanning and lumber industries as well as an art gallery featuring local artists are in the museum. The Caroga Historical Museum is a focal point in promoting and preserving the heritage of the Township of Caroga and Fulton County.
Below is a sampling of the many museum events held throughout the summer. The Caroga Historical Museum is located at 145 London Bridge Road, Caroga Lake.
The Caroga Historical Museum Annual Craft Fair featuring crafters, bake sale and raffles from 10am to 3pm. Food is offered from 11am to 3pm. Music featuring Durey Creek Bluegrass Band from 11am to 3pm.
Reflections 2012-A Community Art Exhibition featuring 125 works of art by 60 artists. The July featured art runs through July 29th. The August featured art runs through September 2nd. The museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. Admission is free with donations gratefully accepted.
Adirondack Paradise, 136 Timberline Lane, Caroga Lake
$12 per person at the door
The Caroga Historical Museum presents Audiostars at Adirondack Paradise. This four piece band delivers “know-‘em-by-heart” classics with energy and passion that defines live music at its very best. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Brooks Barbeque – Caroga Historical Museum 35th Anniversary Celebration
$12 per person | Advance sale at museum or at door
The Caroga Historical Museum celebrates its 35th Anniversary with a Brooks Barbecue offered for $12, ice cream sundaes sponsored by North Bush United Methodist Church will be available for $3, and music during the event featuring Durey Creek Bluegrass Band.
For more information please contact:
Caroga Historical Museum (518) 835-4400 | www.carogamuseum.org