Community Programs

Community Programs

The Hyde is dedicated to enriching the lives of those residing in our local community. With a focus on arts education, The Hyde encourages children, families, adults, and seniors to engage in art activities, community days, and special program partnerships. On the second Sunday of every month, The Hyde throws open its doors for a free day, and the Museum hosts a Community Day in the summer.

Glens Falls is home to a vibrant community of arts, cultural, and community-based organizations. Neighboring museums include the World Awareness Children’s Museum and the Chapman Historical Museum; visual arts institutions include the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council, the Shirt Factory, and the Lake George Arts Project; and performing arts groups includes Adirondack Theatre Festival, Lake George Chamber Orchestra, the Adirondack Film Fest, and the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra. The Hyde collaborates with many of these groups – as well as local businesses – to create programs and activities that serve the greater community.

Drop In and Draw

Saturdays from 10:30 – 2:30

Every Saturday, our museum educators offer drawing classes in the Courtyard of Hyde House. Whether you’re an avid drauftsman, or if you’ve never drawn before, this is the place to be! Enjoy the creative atmosphere of our historic house, as you hone and learn drawing skills.

Lectures and gallery talks

Throughout the year, The Hyde offers lectures and gallery talks from curators, leaders in the field, and arts professionals. Please see the Events Calendar for upcoming lectures and talks.

Community Day

Every summer, The Hyde hosts Community Day, offering free admission, live music, activities, special tours, food, and fun throughout the museum complex.

Hyde Night Out

Every Thursday in August, the Museum extends its gallery hours into the evening and offers a 6 pm program. Read more here.

Other Programs

Applications of Art

Creative Spirits

Art and Yoga

Following Charlotte Hyde’s vision and directive, The Hyde promotes and cultivates the study and improvement of the fine arts, for the education and benefit of the residents of Glens Falls and vicinity and the general public. Classes, workshops, and receptions are a staple at the Museum. Check the calendar for details of upcoming events.