It Happened Here First

  • Sat, Sep 10, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Hart Cluett Museum

    57 2nd Street
    Troy, New York 12180
Ticket Price $0.00-$15.00 This event is now over

Martin Euclid Thompson, the architect from New York City hired by William Howard to build the house, used his design of the Hart Cluett House in Troy, then took that design back to NYC where many examples of the 1827 Federal Style Townhouse were copied throughout Manhattan. This tour will focus on the Hart family’s strong connection to builders and tradesman from New York, all who were integral to the building of the house.

*Please note: The September & October  2022 Hart-Cluett House tours will include the first & second floors only. The basement level is not accessible at this time. There is a reduced admission rate for these two tours.


Combination tours of the museum exhibition galleries and the Hart Cluett House are available on the Second Saturday of the month from May through November at 2pm. Combination Tickets cost $20 per adult (age 17 and under are free) and include a copy of The Marble House, a book about the history of the Hart Cluett House. Tours last approximately 60 minutes. 

  • Facemasks are optional, but  recommend during all in-person, indoor HCM programs and events.

Cancellation Policy as of April 1, 2022:

Ticketed tours and programs:

 Refunds or exchanges must be requested no fewer than 7 days prior to the program date.  A $4 processing fee will be charged for refunds. If HCM cancels a tour or program, a full refund will be issued.

Date & Time

Sat, Sep 10, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Venue Details

Hart Cluett Museum

57 2nd Street
Troy, New York 12180 Hart Cluett Museum
Hart Cluett Museum

The Hart Cluett Museum is operated by Historic Rensselaer County (Rensselaer County Historical Society), a dynamic not-for-profit educational organization established in 1927 to connect local history and heritage with contemporary life. We enrich the present and advocate for the future by bringing the region's past to life, recognizing every face and every story. In pursuit of this mission, we collect, preserve, study, interpret, and make accessible a broad variety of objects and documents. We also conduct educational programs that inspire public enthusiasm for our roots and bolster the entrepreneurial appetites of our community.


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