Friday, February 24, 2012

Science and Technology Lecture Series continues with “Making Waterford Our Home: Online”

The Waterford Museum’s Science and Technology Lecture Series continues with the unveiling of the new “Making Waterford Our Home: Online” website on March 8th at Costanzo's Riverside Restaurant. Museum Director, Brad Utter and Aine Leader-Nagy, Lead Researcher and Oral Historian for the Making Waterford Our Home series will take the audience through the new online exhibit adding special insight to the process and the results.
The new online exhibit is based on the “Making Waterford Our Home” exhibit series, which highlighted the three main immigrant groups who made Waterford their home. Thanks to planning grants from the New York Council on the Arts and the New York Council for the Humanities, the museum has been able take a year to compile the three exhibits and resources into an online user friendly format that will encourage visitors to explore and share their family history.
The presentation and discussion will begin at 7pm. Registration starts at 6:30pm and food and drink will be available for purchase all evening. Advanced reservations are encouraged. Check our website and/or Facebook for the latest news, call 518-238-0809 or by e-mail

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Spring Day Trip to Boscobel and Mount Gulian Historic Sites on April 18, 2012

Are you ready for a day out after a long winter? Then come along on the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center’s Spring Day Trip for guided tours of Boscobel and Mount Gulian Historic Sites, two landmarks in the Hudson River Valley. Save the date and bring your friends.
Boscobel is a federal period house museum in Garrison, N.Y., situated on a bluff overlooking the river across from West Point. The mansion was completed in 1808 for the States Morris Dyckman family, loyalists during the American Revolution.
Lunch will be at the Riverview Restaurant, Cold Spring, N.Y. starting with a mixed greens salad followed by entrĂ©e choices of either chicken scaloppini with herbs and mashed potatoes or salmon, vegetables risotto and maple glaze, followed by dessert and beverages– coffee or tea.
After lunch we will move on to Mount Gulian Historic Site in Fishkill-Beacon area. Many people have lived and influenced events at Mount Gulian: Wappingers Indians, the Verplanck family, Society of Cincinnati (the first veterans fraternal organization in the U.S.), James Brown (a runaway slave) and General Friederick von Steuben a hero of the American Revolutionary War. The original house and Dutch Barn were built by a Dutch merchant in the 1730s.
Departure will be at 8am and we will return at about 5:30pm. The trip package includes parking, motor coach transportation, admission fees, guided tour and lunch for only $85.00. For more information and to make reservations call Emily Wilson at 518-237-7122 (paid reservations must be in by March 23rd).