History & Museums in Gloversville, NY
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Gloversville is not at a loss for venues, with the Glove Theatre providing the perfect location for live performances. Built in 1914 and saved from the wrecking ball in 1995, its history is in vaudeville and movies, which is demonstrated through displays in the Glove Theater Museum. Christmas and variety shows are the hallmark of the Glove Theater presentations, and something visitors won't want to miss.
The city's heritage lives on at The Glove Theatre Museum, where you can browse a collection of clippings, photos and memorabilia of the county’s glove-making years. In its heyday, the Glove Theatre was one of the premier entertainment venues in Fulton and Montgomery counties during the 1940s and 1950s. Since its restoration the theatre has continued to draw crowds for shows and events. The Fulton County Museum is another jewel in the community, paying tribute to local history with exhibits including a replica of a glove shop, a leather tanning display and a fire department exhibit with a 100-year-old call system that was used by the Gloversville Fire Department until 1979.
Art aficionados won’t want to miss the Fulton County Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Art Gallery in, which hosts changing exhibits and artist receptions that are free and open to the public. If performing arts are more to your liking, take in a show at the Colonial Little Theatre in nearby Johnstown, which has been entertaining audiences since 1938.
For a fun family outing, head for Adirondack Animal Land, the largest zoo in upstate New York and home to more than 500 animals, including bears, kangaroos and zebras. Visitors can get up close and personal with more than 100 of the zoo’s animals by taking a 45-acre African Safari Ride.
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