Kent-Delord House Museum
Situated next to Lake Champlain in Plattsburg, New York, the Kent-Delord House Museum is the oldest original structure from the colonial period still standing in the region. It was built around 1797 by farmer Henry Delord, who was born in France in 1764. The house remained in the Delord family until 1913, when the last descendant passed away. It became a museum in 1928. The museum offers visitors an immersive experience, featuring staff who wear period costumes, hands-on activities, and changing exhibits about life in 1800s through the early 1920s. The items and furnishings in the house belonged to the Delord family. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
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