- Jennifer Donovan
Discover Downtown Gloversville Blog
Local Library and Museums Have Adventures on Every Shelf
Go on an adventure right in Gloversville by exploring three local, unique and beautiful assets dedicated to knowledge, history and community.
In the Downtown Gloversville Corridor lies the great Gloversville Public Library at 58 E.
Fulton St. It is home to 37,000 plus reading materials ranging from books to magazines to newspapers to microfilm. Reading is a fun activity that opens the mind to adventures that could be had right at home, from exploring the oceans to solving mysteries. Dedicated to being a place of lifelong learning, the library grows with its users, ensuring it keeps up with technology and the new ways people access learning. From DVDs, to audiobooks, from basic Internet to Wi-Fi, to computers and printers, the library continues to help the public gain knowledge. It also offers a variety of classes for all ages.
History and architecture enthusiasts enjoy exploring the library as it is one of 2,500 libraries
funded by Andrew Carnegie that were built around the world between 1883 and 1929. Those searching for family ties, or the history of Gloversville will find 1,200 volumes that cover the city and the region in the Historical Room. For more information on the library, including hours visit gloversvillelibrary.org
Just outside the Downtown Gloversville Corridor lies the Fulton County Museum at 237 Kingsboro Ave. The building was once the Kingsboro Academy, established in 1831. As the facility started off as a learning institution, it’s permanent displays including those dedicated to the railroad, glove industry, schools, and military, continues to educate the public. The museum hosts special events and activities to keep people engaged in history in a fun way. For a list of upcoming events, visit fultoncountyhistoricalsociety.org
Also, on the perimeter of the Downtown Corridor lies the Karpeles Museum. A manuscript museum, it also houses historical documents and artifacts, including displays dedicated to baseball, another favorite local history topic. The Gloversville site opened in 2020 and is one of almost a dozen Karpeles museums throughout the country. To learn more, visit karpeles.com
Take your time exploring these buildings and exhibits and discover Gloversville through your own unique experiences.
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