COXSACKIE — Since mid-March the Bronck Museum of the Greene County Historical Society has been closed in compliance with the New York Pause program. With Phase Four of New York Forward program in effect upstate, the Bronck Museum announces that it has reopened. Like many things in life during the pandemic, there will be changes to the operation and scheduling of museum activities. The museum will operate in compliance with current regulations to protect the well-being of visitors and museum staff.
Guided tours of the grounds only are available. Participants will join the guide to stroll the grounds of the farmstead established by Pieter Bronck in 1663. The tour begins with the approach taken by the first European settlers to the development of the American wilderness, and proceeds through the evolution of the Bronck farmstead as the environment, family life, and agricultural practice changed. The content of this year’s walking tours has been drawn together from various museum specialty programs and has never been offered in a single tour.
Tour admission is $8. Reservations and payment must be made online, only those with reservations will be included in tours. Tours are offered at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays only. Each tour will be offered to a maximum of 6 participants. Tour participants must completely cover their nose and mouth at all times, and obey social distancing. This is an outside walking tour, suitable clothing and shoes are recommended and visitors must be able to walk or stand for at least 30 minutes.
The Bronck Museum is located just off US 9W 1.5 miles south of the intersection of routes 9W, 385 and 81 near Coxsackie. For additional tour information and to make the required tour reservations, visit our website at www.gchistory.org.