The Chapman presents a mini exhibit of S R Stoddard's images of the stage coach trip visitors in the 1870s experienced from the train station in Glens Falls to the Fort William Henry Hotel at the south end of Lake George. Also on display is the Halfway House, highlights include the tollhouse in French Mountain, Bloody Pond, Col. Ephraim Williams' monument, and the grounds of the hotel.
Seneca Ray Stoddard (1843-1917) is a well-known photographer of the Adirondack Mountains, capturing the vistas and scenes of Adirondack life over a span of forty years. Mr Stoddard was also a cartographer, writer, poet, artist, traveler and lecturer. He was a great advocate of conservation of the Adirondacks, and his persistent lobbying of the New York State Legislature was rewarded when Governor Hill signed a bill establishing the Adirondack Park.
The Chapman Historical Museum's Stoddard Collection of over 3,000 photographs document not only the Adirondack wilderness but also the human story of the region.
Chapman Historical Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10am until 4pm; on Sunday, Noon to 4pm; excluding major holidays.