Friday, March 23, 2012

MENU for “Fire in the Ford” Museum Dinner Night at McGreivey’s

Appetizers served from 6-7pm .
Union Jack I.P.A. - Union Jack abounds with hop aroma and character. In fact this well balanced, west coast IPA is double dry hopped, giving it more and more of the grapefruit, citrus hop aroma and flavor it is known for. Overall it utilizes over four pounds of pacific-northwest hops per barrel. 7.5% ABV
Smoked Chicken & Tomatillo Chili, with blue corn tortilla strips
Double Jack I.P.A - Features a big malty middle to cloak the high alcohol and mouth puckering hop bitterness. Huge tangerine, grapefruit and juicy fruit aroma blossom over the herbal blue basil and malt earthiness of this aggressive beer. 9% ABV

Seared Ahi Tuna with Seaweed Salad and wasabi soy dressing
Firestone Walker Seasonal Offering TBD

Espresso rubbed Flat Iron steak with warm chipotle tomato jam and black Porter demi .Served with Chef Art’s deconstructed “Colcannon”.
Walker's Reserve Porter - Is an elegant dark ale featuring robust flavors of toffee, caramel and bittersweet chocolate. This brew employs five specialty malts, as well as oat and barley flakes, for added complexity and flavor. 5.9% ABV
Chocolate Cherry Trifle with coconut pudding and toasted almond granola.
Sucaba Barley Wine - Big boozy bourbon and American oak aromas combined with soft chocolate malty undertones. Complex malt flavors framed in oak, with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, coconut and just a touch of dark cherry. This is definitely a sipping beer. 13% ABV

Friday, March 9, 2012

"Making Waterford Our Home: Online" NEW Website Exhibit

Check out our new website exhibit and resource center-"Making Waterford Our Home: Online" at
Based on our popular Immigrant exhibit series this website exhibit is the culmination of 5 years of research and oral histories! This is the first Phase of the website and we are currently working on Phase II- more info to come on that soon. Enjoy and let us know what you think!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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 (choose one) Tuesday, April 17: 9:00-10:30am OR 6:30-8:00pm
Tuesday, May 1: 9:00-10:30am OR 6:30-8:00pm
RECOMMENDED: Understanding the Exhibit Tuesday, May 8: 9:00-10:30am OR 6:30-8:00pm

Volunteer docent shifts are Sunday afternoons from 2-4pm, and occasionally some Saturday shifts (10am-1pm; 1pm-4pm) as well. We are also interested in expanding into weekday shifts on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (10am-2pm). By doing so, Museum staff will be able to focus on research, planning, and implementation of WHMCC’s programs, presentations, and preservation projects with the knowledge that our weekday visitors are in the capable hands of our trained docents.

Canal Clean Sweep at the Old Champlain Lock 4 Saturday, April 21st

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 21st. 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.

“Fire in the Ford” Museum Dinner Night at McGreivey’s

In honor of our new firefighting exhibit, please join us at McGreivey’s for the “Fire in the Ford” dinner on Thursday, April 26th. The firefighting themed feast begins with an appetizer hour followed by a four course meal paired with beer selections from Firestone Walker, a red hot California brewer. Dinner will be served family style, just like they do in the firehouse!
            The $50 per person feast includes a $5 donation to the Museum, and a commemorative beer glass (tax and tip not included). Make Reservations Now by calling McGreivey’s directly! (518) 238-2020. Space is limited to 100 people--last year the Irish exhibit dinner sold out quickly!
             Menu details to follow; Keep en eye on our website blog and/or Facebook page for updates.

Annual Pancake Breakfast Sunday, April 22nd

Join us at our Annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, April 22nd, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Waterford Civic Center. This is one of our major fundraising 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