Putnam History Museum Digital Collection

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Collection Facts


Historical Context

The mission of the Putnam History Museum is to collect, preserve, interpret, and present the history of Putnam County, Philipstown, the West Point Foundry, and the Hudson Highlands. Through exhibitions, programs, and events, the museum uses its collections to engage the community with the vibrant history of our region, and to foster greater understanding of the role it has played in the growth of our nation.

Scope of Collection

The Putnam History Museum is pleased to feature this inaugural digital collection on New York Heritage. Presented here are postcards from the Barry C. and Mary Jean (MJ) Ross Hudson River Postcard Collection. The postcards depict scenes on and along the Hudson River, from Manhattan to points north of Albany. The Ross’ recommend viewing the collection south to north – starting with views in New York Harbor to the river’s source in the Adirondacks. Click here to begin your trip.

Future digital collections will feature the West Point Foundry, Cold Spring, Garrison’s Landing, and other historical themes related to Putnam County and the Hudson Highlands.



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Contact Information:

63 Chestnut Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516
(845) 265-4010