Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame
Goshen, NY 10924
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is located in Goshen, New York’s Church Park Historic District, overlooking Goshen Historic Track. The Tudor style architecture of the original 1913 stable, in which the Harness Racing Museum is partially housed, provides the backdrop for displays of art and artifacts relating to the history of the American-born sport of harness racing and the American Standardbred horse. The museum’s special collections include an extensive assemblage of Currier & Ives trotting sport prints, fine art and historic photographs. The Harness Racing Museum provides educational opportunities for students and adults through lectures, workshops and other public programs. Visitors experience interactive exhibitry, informative films and a timeline of the sport’s history from its late 18th century New York roots through today. Visitors can also experience the thrill of racing first hand with a ride on the museum’s 3D simulator.
Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is a member of the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council.
This collection of images documents the widespread popularity of harness racing events in the United States during the early 20th century.
The Lew Barasch Roosevelt Raceway Collection contains photographs and press information generated by the track, highlighting the races, people, celebrities and special events that made up the life of this popular venue.