Thursday, July 15, 2010

Come Celebrate Firefighting Heritage July 23-24, 2010

Waterford Heritage Day and Old Fashioned Firemen's Muster
Check the Heritage Day site for all of the latest information about the event.

Crafters & Artists Wanted for Heritage Day Celebration

Crafters and artists of handmade items can reserve space now for Waterford’s Annual Heritage Day Celebration to be held on Saturday, July 24th at Garrett Field. For more information or to reserve space, visit the Heritage Day website at or contact Nancy at 237-3931.

From the Director

We kicked off the season with a another successful CanalWays program and the opening of our new Franco-American exhibit. We have received great positive feedback from both programs! As our energies turn toward Heritage Day and research on Waterford’s Irish, I encourage you to take part in the process or join us at one of our events. Heritage Day plans are coming together and promises to be very special as we help christen Ford Hose’s new fire engine, which proudly has “Home of the Button Fire Engine” on its door!
We have a new full time intern on board for the summer, his name is Aaron Robinson. Aaron is in the Public History graduate program at the University at Albany. He will be working with Aine and me on Irish exhibit research and he has already jumped in and helped at CanalWays.
Speaking of CanalWays, you can find CanalWays pictures and much more on our Facebook page, just go to our website and click on the link to Facebook, you do not need to have a Facebook account to see our page.
I encourage you all to take the opportunity to visit the Museum this year and join us for one of our many programs.
Thank you for your support!

Waterford Museum Day at the Aerospace Museum

Members of the Waterford Museum will be treated to a special guided tour of the Empire State Aerosciences Museum (ESAM) on Tuesday, July 20th at 6:30pm. The tour, which will be free for our members, will be conducted by ESAM President Kevin Millington, who is also a member of the Waterford Museum.
The tour is FREE but we request that you make reservations in advance by calling the Waterford Museum at 238-0809 or by e-mail at by July 16th. For more information about the ESAM please check their website at

Thank You KeyBank

Neighbors Make a Difference Day

Thank you to the employees of KeyBank of Waterford, who volunteered to do yard work
at the Museum as part of the KeyBank’s “Neighbors Make a Difference Day.”

Attention Waterford’s Irish-Americans

Are you of Irish descent? Has your family been in Waterford for multiple generations or did they immigrate to Waterford? If so, we want to speak with you. Help us write the history of Waterford’s Irish.
The next phase of our immigrant series is underway and we are now researching Waterford’s Irish-American population. We already have a few experts on board to help out, including one in Waterford, Ireland! This promises to be a fun project and we need your help!
If you know someone of Irish-American descent from Waterford who might like to be interviewed please let us know. Call the Museum at 238-0809 or e-mail us at