The Village of Altamont Archives and Museum will host a Founders Day celebration beginning with Altamont’s Museum in the Streets walking exhibit. This beautifully preserved village is a gateway to the Helderbergs, featuring an original D&H Train Depot surrounded by orchards and rolling countryside. Altamont has partnered with Museum in the Streets© to create a self-guided walking tour of historic buildings and spaces. This is the first location in New York State west of the Hudson River to open a Museum in the Streets©. The tour provides photos and narratives in English and Spanish that describe the rich history of the village. For more information, please visit www.museuminthestreets.com and www.altamontvillage.org.
The Village Archives and Museum will be open from 10:00 to 4:00 with a reception starting at 2:00. Visitors can see a new series of exhibits that have been assembled to give history of Altamont’s incorporation. There will be information about the first trustees and the origin of the name “Altamont”. Refreshments will be served. During the reception visitors will have a chance to identify unknown photos of Altamont or take the Photo Challenge to possibly win a gift certificate to one of Altamont’s local businesses.