Museum and Archives
Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson Archive Museum
Located at Camp Wendy, Wallkill, NY
The GSHH museum and archives collection boasts thousands of publications (such as handbooks, magazines, and calendars), Girl Scout uniforms and insignia, photographs, and official records. The collection is used both at museum programs and for travelling exhibits.
Located at Camp Wendy in Wallkill, the museum is officially open for business on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (with late afternoon hours available by appointment), throughout the year, weather permitting. The museum can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 845.452.1810 ext.731 to set up a visit or program activity.
Girls and leaders will have a fabulous time trying on old uniforms, seeing how badges have evolved over the years, seeing old-fashioned camping gear, and going through vintage filmstrips and photos. Anyone interested in the history of volunteerism, women’s rights, pluralism, or the Girl Scout movement as a whole, is invited to join us for a specialized program opportunity related to their Girl Scout heritage.
Programs for Troops
Learn what Girl Scouts did through the ages. Dress up like a Girl Scout from any era you choose. Sessions usually last 1 ½ hours and can include:
- A presentation by “Juliette Low”,
- A museum tour,
- Uniform try-on
- Craft and songs
- Completing some of the requirements for the Girl Scout Way badge
Programs are geared for all GS levels. Suggested donation of $3 per girl includes a GSHH Museum patch. The museum committee can also tailor a program to your group’s special interest.
Each May, we offer our Brownie Secrets event which is a program for Brownie troops at Camp Wendy. The specific activities change from year to year, but will include:
- History Activity
- Craft Activity
- Outdoor Skills
Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are invited to volunteer at the event.
Resources for the GSHH Community to Borrow
Are your girls interested in exploring further on their own? Items are available to Girl Scout volunteers to use at events or programs.
- Loan Boxes of historic items for display
- DVD of the historic Girl Scout film “The Golden Eaglet”
- Historic uniforms and replicas for displays, fashion shows and parades
- Great program resources from the past that can be used today