The Museum's new permanent exhibition, "Legends of Dutchess" tells the history of different sports and athletes in Dutchess County. Includes the DC Sports Museum Hall of Fame.
The Sports Museum of Dutchess County was conceived in the mind of the late Charles R. "Mr. Average Bowler" Howroyd in 1973. He envisioned a complex dedicated to sports and discussed this dream with several county legislators and sportsmen. In 2005, over three decades after its initial conception, the Sports Museum finally found a permanent home at Carnwath Farms Historic Site & Park in the Town of Wappinger. The Museum's grand opening hosted many notable local dignitaries including former First Lady Hillary Clinton, who was the guest of honor for the dedication.
Learn about the lives and larger than life athletic careers of some of Dutchess County's greatest. A walk through the exhibition presents to you the history of each sport and their significance in the county along with the biographies and artifacts pertaining to that sport's famous athlete(s). The Sports Museum keeps with its original hometown feel with exhibits on local Little League and Pop Warner teams as well as recreational and high school sports.
In 2015, ten years after the grand opening of the museum, the Sports Museum Board of Directors appointed Joseph Cavaccini as curator and closed the museum for one year for the museum's first major face lift. The renovations included almost a complete gut of the Sports Museum level in the Reese Cultural Center and the announcement of a new permanent exhibition entitled "Legends of Dutchess". Mr. Cavaccini (16 years old) and his father Dan, a trustee, renovated the museum and brought it into the 21st century as a modern respectable museum.
|Address:||81 Carnwath Farms Lane (Off Wheeler Hill Rd.)|
|Wappingers Falls, NY 12590|
|Phone (main):||(845) 632-1570|
|Fee:||Free; Donations Accepted|
|Hours:||Open April - November Weekends 11am-4pm. Other times by appointment. Closed winter|