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March 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

The Museum will host its 23rd annual Horsing Around with the Arts student art show for grades 3-7.  The opening reception is on March 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served courtesy of Price Chopper.  The exhibit will be in the von Stade Gallery and run through April 23, 2017.

March 29, 2017 - 6:00pm

Man o' War at 100

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will be celebrating the centennial of Man o' War's birth with a new special two-year exhibition featuring artifacts and photographs from the Museum Collection and on loan that celebrate his legacy and impact on the sport of Thoroughbred racing.  Please join us for a special members-only birthday celebration, complete with cupcakes, champagne and an evening viewing of our new exhibition, Man o' War at 100!


March 29, 2017 - 10:30am

Man o' War's birthday party.  Credit: TurfPix

Join the National Museum of Racing as we celebrate the 100th birthday of one of Thoroughbred racing's superstars, the great Man o' War!  Beginning with a kid-friendly tour of our new exhibition, Man o' War at 100, children will learn all about the Hall of Fame legend and create birthday cards to celebrate this special occasion.  Birthday refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the event.  This family fun program is suggested for pre-school aged children, accompanied by an adult chaperone.

March 10, 2017 - 11:00am

Event Type: Children Programs
Date: 3/10/2017
Start Time: 10:30 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM


 Follow that book! This program is for preschool children aged 3.5 to 5 years old, their younger siblings and care givers. For more information or to register, call 584-7860 x305 beginning February 8.


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February 23, 2017 - 10:00am

Vacation Week Program Thursday, February 23, 2017: It’s a Horse of Course! (10 a.m. to noon) Have you ever held a horse skull or seen a Thoroughbred horse skeleton? Now is your chance! Come to the Museum to learn about horses through different activities including handling horse and animal bones, while investigating artwork. Before you leave create your own work of art to take home!

February 9, 2017 - 6:00pm

Paint and Sip at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame!

When: Thursday, February 9th

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: $40 Museum Members, $45 non-members

Location: Hall of Fame 


The Museum will be holding a racing-themed paint and sip in the Hall of Fame from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, February 9th! Limited space available so make sure to sign up early!

Sign up by emailing or reserve your space by calling 518-584-0400 ext. 109.

December 17, 2016 - 11:00am

Holiday Celebration of the Arts, 12/17/16

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host a Holiday Celebration of the Arts, featuring an appearance by legendary racing personality Tom Durkin as Santa Claus, on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to the Museum is free throughout the day.


Numerous invited artists, photographers, crafters and various other vendors will be on hand, featuring original works of art, photography, prints, jewelry, clothing and apparel available in a variety of price ranges.


December 9, 2016 - 6:00pm

The Officers and Trustees of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame request the pleasure of your company at our 2016 Member Holiday Party!


Celebrate the season with complimentary light refreshments, a raffle, silent auction, and a special Gift Shop discount for all Museum members attending.

Please R.S.V.P. to Maureen Mahoney by Wednesday, November 30th at (518) 584-0400 ext. 109 or email


November 29, 2016 - 12:00am

You've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday... but have you heard of #GivingTuesday?


We're kicking off sales today, on #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving.  Participate today with millions of others by making a charitable donation to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame by purchasing a brick!


Click here for more information and to purchase a brick!


November 25, 2016 - 10:00am

Happy Holidays!  We will be having a 20% off sale on everything in the gift shop on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. (No other discounts apply.)  Stop in and see our wonderful selection of thoroughbred racing memorabilia, books, art & posters, jewelry and much more.