The Hague Historical Museum is located in the Community Center on Route 8 (Graphite Mountain Road). It is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm and is handicapped accessible. For more information call the Community Center at 518-543-6161.
The Museum, which is maintained by The Hague Historical Society, has displays in the Community Center lobby and the main exhibits are in the Clifton West Memorial Room. This room was named in honor of deceased Historian Clifton West, who was well known for his dedicated service to the Town of Hague and to the preservation of history.
On permanent exhibit is a timeline on the history of Hague, a section on Resort Living and another on the former area of Hague known as Graphite. Resort Living showcases a delightful collection of pictures and artifacts of the Boarding House and Hotel culture of the late 19th and early 20th century. Included in the permanent exhibits is a colorful adaptation of the once booming town of Graphite. The income and population of the Hague community was doubled during the height of the Graphite mining operation.
The museum is devoted exclusively to items of the Town of Hague including sections of the Town known as Graphite, Silver Bay and Sabbath Day Point. You can find information on:
- “George” The Lake George Monster
- The Flood of 1947
- The Blizzard of 1888
- Old Hotels
- The Graphite Mines
- Hague Central School items
- Flora Sexton Photos
- And many more items too numerous to mention