Sports Museum of Dutchess County Sports Museum of Dutchess County
Sports Museum of Dutchess County http://www.SportsMuseumDCNY.org
Wheeler Hill Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Hours: Saturday 11:00AM- 4:00PM
Sunday 1:00PM- 4:00PM
Phone: (845) 473-0903
The Sports Museum was the idea of the late Mr. Charles R. Howroyd. He wanted to create a museum dedicated to sports and recognize individuals who have contributed to the sports world. The Sports Museum initiated a Hall of Fame in 1977 in order to honor individuals active in sports for their contributions to sports rather than for their accomplishments.
The Museum contains exhibits displaying sports memorabilia, for example, an exhibit depicting the evolution of the baseball glove. There is also a display on Baseball Hall of Fame members Eddie Collins and Dan Brouthers, both of whom played on Dutchess County teams. Besides baseball, the museum exhibits sports ranging from tennis to speed skating. The Museum also has its own Hall of Fame, which includes 200 inductees to date.
Traveling on Route 9, north from Fishkill, NY or south from Pougkeepsie or Wappingers Falls, NY: At the intersection of Route 9 and Route 28*(Old Hopewell Road) turn west towards Hughsonville and New Hamburg. Pass Hughsonville Fire Department, and Route 9D intersection. Look for the Carnwath Farms sign in the middle of the fork in the road. Use caution here and go straight onto Wheeler Hill Rd. When you come to the stop sign, go towards the left and continue on Wheeler Hill. Carnwath will be on the right side (pretty much straight in front of you, since the road curves there to the left.) Follow signs to the Sports Museum.