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Town of Webb Historic Association

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Address: 2993 State Route 28, Old Forge, NY 13420
Phone Number: +1 315-369-3838
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The Town of Webb Historical Association is the home of the Goodsell Museum....

The Town of Webb Historical Association is the home of the Goodsell Museum. We are located in a turn of the century house, which also has a barn and ice house to visit. The Museum have six room which display items showing the history of this area. Most of these exhibits change yearly. On the main floor we have an exhibit of technology as it came to the area. Another room is dedicated to taxidermy. Upstairs is a doctor's office, ca 1950's, a room telling the story of the previous owners, and two other rotating exhibits.

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Wonderful Little Museum

My friend and I enjoyed visiting this museum. There are two floors of exhibits. The woman working the front desk seemed to know a lot about local history and the exhibits. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

My friend and I enjoyed visiting this museum. There are two floors of exhibits. The woman working the front desk seemed to know a lot about local history and the exhibits. The price is right, too............FREE............but you will be inspired to leave a donation!

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New Hartford, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This museum is amazing. I have never seen a museum of this small size that has been so artfully curated. You could sense that there was love and respect for the Adirondacks in every exhibit, from the old logger's boots to the antique dentist's chair to the taxidermy table. I just feel feel bad that I have passed it so... More 

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Thank caroltcaron
Four Oaks, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Because my family is from this area, we stopped by here to see what they had that was related to family. turned out there was a lot and the employees not only looked it all up for us, but made copies for us to keep. Wonderful place

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Thank Sharon H
Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We love this little museum, which celebrate local history, wildlife, and geology. Christie is the most amazing historian and all the volunteers are friendly and enthusiastic about sharing their love and knowledge of the area. There are plenty exhibits that are kid friendly and hands-on, and something of interest for everyone. You can spend 20 minutes, or several hours...don't forget... More 

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Thank macesgirl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

This is a small museum, but it has a rich collection of historical artifacts. The museum's director is very knowledgeable about the artifacts, their history, and the history of the area. The exhibit on President Benjamin Harrison was fascinating. The exhibits do change frequently. This was well worth the visit. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Interesting information about... More 

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Thank Ben V
Albany, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

While small, the effort that the small staff puts into planning their displays shows. There are also binders full of added info that accompanies each exhibit in each room if you have time to spare. Would be a great rainy day activity! Old Forge does indeed have an interesting history!

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Thank Been-there712
Baldwinsville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Nothing like this exists unless you go to the Smithsonian or Natural History museum. We love to see the changed exhibit here when we go for our typical summer/fall visit. Always having an enthusiastic greeting from the director & quick download of what's instore for us helps a lot.

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Thank familyman66slig
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Great local history. People very friendly and knowledgeable. Nice afternoon trip and very interesting. Very clean, lots of information.

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Thank Pat J
Old Forge, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

For a small town this museum is very professional operated. The ground floor exhibit changes about twice a year. If asked staff will explain the current exhibit to you. Free of charge, but donations are welcomed.

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Sebago, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

As a history buff I always try to learn the history of the place I vacation to. This little museum had great informative people and 5 rooms filled with memorabilia from the past. The even gave my son a piece of deer hide to show his class when he got home. A lovely picture into the past.

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