Our mission is to educate townspeople and visitors about the history of Bolton, Lake George and the surrounding region. The museum displays extensive collections of regional artifacts and memorabilia and we sponsor a summer lecture series with the Darrin Fresh Water Institute in Bolton Landing.
Our Rich History
The Historical Society of the Town of Bolton began operating the Historical Museum in 1971. The Museum building, a former church, was built in 1890 and underwent several additions and extensive restorations long before it was deeded to the Town of Bolton in 1967 by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany.
The Historical Society of the Town of Bolton received its charter from the New York State Education Department in 1970. Two years prior to the issuance of the charter the Roman Catholic Church of the Albany Diocese gave the recently deconsecrated Church of the Blessed Sacrament to the Town of Bolton. The former church, built in 1890, is now the Historical Society Museum and houses a substantial collection of materials relative to the rich history of the Town of Bolton and the surrounding area.
The goals of the Historical Society are fivefold:
to bring together people interested in local history,
to locate and preserve any materials that may relate to the natural, civil, artistic, and ecclesiastical history of the Town and its environs,
to display collections and to make available for researchers artifacts, books, manuscripts, papers, photographs, and records,
to disseminate information relative to the history of the Town of Bolton and
to identify and mark places of historic interest in the Town and to encourage the preservation of historic sites and buildings.
Our Officers & Trustees
Henry Caldwell, President
Lisa H. Hall, Vice President
Connie Reilly, Treasurer
Edgar Caldwell, Co-Town Historian
William P. Gates, Co-Town Historian
James M. Miller