Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring Day Trip to West Point, N.Y. Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center’s Spring Day Trip will be Wednesday, April 20, 2011 to the United States Military
Academy at West Point, N.Y.
The 90 minute tour is a combined bus and walking tour with a guide on the coach telling the story of West Point, its role in the American Revolution and its famous history with stories about graduates who shaped our nation.
After lunch at the historic Thayer Hotel, we will spend time at the
Visitors Center and Museum.

Lunch: will be at the historic Thayer Hotel on the grounds of West Point. A
buffet lunch menu will be served and based on chef selection: usually salads, soup of the day, hot entrees, assorted desserts, brewed coffee and assorted teas.

Departure: 8:00 a.m. from the rear parking lot across from the Wesleyan Church, 75 Grace Street,Northside, Waterford. Approximate return to Waterford 5:00 p.m.

Cost: Current members- $75.00 - non-members $80.00. Price includes parking, motor coach transportation with Wade tours, admission fees, guided tour and lunch.

Please note- Due to security regulations all persons registering for this trip will need to bring government issued photo ID, such as drivers license or current passport, and provide complete date of birth.

Paid Reservations by April 6, 2011
Call in your reservations to Emily Wilson at 518-237-7122. Please have the following
information ready when you call– Name, DOB, gender, type of ID and country or state of ID issue. A completed manifest has to be sent to West Point with complete information one week prior to the trip.
Please make checks payable to the Waterford Historical Museum and mail directly to:
Emily Wilson, Treasurer
26 Columbus Ave., Waterford N. Y. 12188

Canal Clean Sweep at the Old Champlain Lock 4

Saturday, April 16th
Volunteers Needed to Help Clean
Around Lock 4
Once again this year we will be joining forces with the NYS Canal Corporation and Parks and Trails New York by participating in their Canal Clean Sweep on Saturday, April 16th. Our project will be working on cleaning the area around old Lock #4 which is directly in front of the Museum. We will be meeting at 9:00 a.m. at the Museum.


Thank you to Ward and Teri Patton for their donation of the paint used cover the entire first floor of the outside of the Homestead.

Thank you and good bye to the Troy Arts Guild. The Guild who met at the Museum monthly, decided to cease operations. Their last official act as a group was to donate the remaining funds in their bank account to the Museum.

Thank you to McGreivey’s and the Broad Street CafĂ© for hosting our successful Science and Lecture Series and to
Joe Goss for organizing the great program!

Exhibit Series Sponsors Needed

Over the past year we have been researching the Irish population of Waterford. All of the research will culminate in an exhibit that is set to open in May and run until March, 2012. But, we need your help! Sponsors are needed to help make this exhibit reach its potential.
If you would like to make a donation toward the Museum exhibit fund please send a check or money order to the Museum or make a donation online through PayPal at our website. Donor’s names will be listed in the credits of the exhibit.
Send Your Tax Deductible Donation to:
Waterford Museum, Exhibit Fund
2 Museum Lane
Waterford, NY 12188

From the Director

Spring is just weeks away and we ARE busy. Aine, Aaron, Paul and I are working hard to pull the Irish exhibit together in time for our May 6th opening. I also have been applying for grants and writing for sponsorships, ultimately trying to keep our programming at the level you have come to expect from the Museum and that we expect of ourselves. So it is a challenging time and an exciting time.
As you will see throughout the year the Board and staff are doing our best to bring in more funds to the Museum. Joe Goss’s Science and Technology Series is one such example. It was a tremendous success and brought new monies and reached out to new audiences! The first big change for 2011 is that the Board has decided to charge admission to the Museum this year. The charge will be $5 for adults and free for children 18 and under; members will also be free. The gift shop will be enhanced this year with an expanded inventory of new books and other items. We will also be undertaking new marketing efforts that you will witness as we move forward. There will be some new fundraisers and programs to come and we hope you will join us at these events– not only helping us to keep the status quo– but helping us to be better!

Thank you for your support! Brad

“IrishFord” Museum Dinner Night at McGreivey’s

“IrishFord” Museum Dinner Night at McGreivey’s

In honor of our new Irish exhibit, the Museum has partnered up with McGreivey’s “The Original Irish Restaurant and Pub in Waterford” to do a fundraiser Irish dinner on April 28th. The Irish themed event will include appetizer hour, a four course meal paired with five Irish beers.
The fee is $40 per person (which includes a $5 donation to the Museum), plus tax and gratuity. Make Reservations Now by calling McGreiveys Directly! (518) 238-2020. Space is limited to 80 people!
For full menu featuring Irish foods and beers check out our website and/or Facebook page.

Annual Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, April 10th

Join us at our Annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser which will be Sunday, April 10th, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Waterford Civic Center. This is one of our major fund raising activities for the year. If you can’t come, please send a donation to help us meet our goal of $1,100.
Waterford Civic Center
Third Street, in the Village of Waterford

Docent Training

This season we will have two separate training classes. The Practical Training class will cover docent responsibilities as well as address new Museum policies. The Understanding the Exhibit class will lend insight into the latest exhibit. The classes are free and open to anyone interested in serving as a volunteer guide at the Museum. All classes are held at the Museum. Contact Aine at 238-0809 or to sign up. If you are interested in either of these classes but are unable to attend the dates offered, please contact Aine to make other arrangements.

REQUIRED: Practical Training:
April 26th, 9-10am OR 6:30-7:30pm

RECOMMENDED: Understanding the Exhibit:
May 12th, 9-10am OR 6:30-7:30pm

Making Waterford Our Home: Irish Exhibit Opening

May 6, 2011, 6-8pm,Admission is Complimentary
Come is see our third installment of this popular
series and learn the story of
Waterford, New York’s Irish-Americans.