Exhibits : Current Exhibits

July's Exhibit

The Blairstown Museum's exhibits are more than just a display of artifacts – the pieces housed within our walls convey the story of the Blairstown experience. Both diverse and unique, they prompt us to think critically and challenge our conceptions of the Greater Blairstown Area and the people who lived here.

Our permanent and rotating exhibits serve great purpose in the community. Carefully researched and impeccably presented, our themed exhibitions provide some of the best opportunities to connect with our history.

Here is what you'll see at The Blairstown Museum right now:

Friday the 13th, Original

This month's exhibit, Friday the 13th, Original, celebrates and honors Jason Voorhees, who we jokingly refer to as Blairstown's second favorite son. Filmed throughout Blairstown, Hope and Hardwick, Friday the 13th is a 1980 American slasher film produced and directed by Sean S. Cunningham and written by Victor Miller. The film tells the story of a group of teenagers who are murdered one by one by an unknown killer while attempting to re-open an abandoned campground, and stars Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Laurie Bartram, Kevin Bacon, Jeannine Taylor, Mark Nelson and Robbi Morgan.

On Friday, July 13th, visitors will have the opportunity to meet actress Robbi Morgan from the original film; as well as Steve Dash, who portrayed Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th, Part II. Click here to purchase a ticket.

This month's exhibit is kindly sponsored by Arlene Vasquez Washburn, Blairstown Diner, Gourmet Gallery, and Sam Rose Salon. Visit us this month to learn more about these businesses and their offerings. Enhance your community service and business advertising by becoming a Preservation Partner and enjoy all of the quality benefits we offer.


Small Space, Big Offerings

LOUNGE AREA

Main Street's cutest spot to enjoy a cup of coffee, read a magazine and charge your mobile device for free.

RESEARCH ASSISTANCE

Access to 5,000+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s and a property database means we can help with your research.

HISTORIC EXHIBITS

We rotate our carefully planned exhibits every two-months in order to provide you with fresh historic content.

INTERACTIVE MEDIA

Every historic exhibit case has its own digital display and our Lounge Area has Digital Books for your enjoyment.

SOUVENIR SHOP

Support our efforts by purchasing items, many of which are supplied by local artists, crafters and farmers.

STAY CONNECTED

Providing visitors with free WiFi is another way to keep you connected to our growing online community.