Columbia County Museum

Find Columbia County New York museums, such as art museums and galleries, childrens museums, natural history museums, science centers and discovery museums. Museums provide exhibits related to modern and fine arts, history, science and nature, dinosaurs, engineering and more.


ArtView Gallery 14 Main Street Chatham NY 12037 518-392-0999


Columbia County Museum 5 Albany Avenue Kinderhook NY 12106 518-758-9265

Edna St Vincent Millay Museum 436 East Hill Road Austerlitz NY 12017 518-392-3766

Firemans Firefighting Museum 117 Harry Howard Avenue Hudson NY 12534 518-822-1874

Museum of Imagination 217 Warren Street Hudson NY 12534 518-671-6711

Parker-OMalley Air Museum 435 County Road 20 Ghent NY 12075 518-392-7200

Shaker Museum and Library 88 Shaker Museum Road Old Chatham NY 12136 518-794-9100

About Museums

Who owns Museums?

Many Museums are owned and operated by private non-profit organizations established specifically for the purpose of running the Museum. Some cities and other local governments own Museums. Universities and colleges frequently own and operate Museums, which are often related to some area of research important to the institution. Museums may also be owned by businesses, foundations, and other private entities.

How are Museums funded?

Museums rely on four main categories of funding: government grants, private donations, earned revenue, and investment income. Earned revenue comes from programs, retail sales, and rentals. A relatively small portion comes from admission fees, as some Museums are free and many try to keep admission fees low to make Museum collections accessible to the public.

How many Museums are there in the U.S.?

Including Museums of all specialty and discipline types, there are estimated to be more than 35,000 Museums in the United States.