Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Exhibit Opening “Engaging Fire: Waterford’s Fire Fighting Legacies”

The Waterford Museum is proud to announce that this year’s temporary exhibit will focus on the volunteer fire companies along with the men, women and unique industries of Waterford historically involved in suppressing fires in the community. Entitled "Engaging Fire: Waterford's Fire Fighting Legacies," the exhibit traces the continuous struggle between the destructive power of fire against the muscle, machines and ingenuity of the Waterford residents determined to fight them. The exhibit opening will be Friday, May 4th at 7pm. Admission for the opening will be complimentary. In addition to the fire exhibit, the Museum features a permanent exhibit on the history of Waterford and the surrounding area, a working scale model of a lock on the Old Champlain Canal, a gift shop and more. Regular hours start on May 5th and continue through October 28th. We will open, Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm, Sundays 2 pm - 4 pm and Wednesdays - Fridays 10 am - 2 pm or by appointment (researchers must make appointment). Admission to the Museum is only $5 for adults and members are free.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

7th Annual Canal Clean Sweep on April 21, 2012

The Waterford Museum Announces Participation in the
7th Annual Canal Clean Sweep on April 21, 2012
Statewide Cleanup Activities Planned along New York State Canal System

In recognition of Earth Day 2012 and in preparation for the upcoming 188th consecutive navigation season on the New York State Canal System, the New York State Canal Corporation is partnering with Parks & Trails New York, and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) to sponsor the Seventh Annual Canal Clean Sweep during the weekend of April 20th-22nd, 2012.

As part of this multi-community celebration, the Waterford Museum will host a cleaning party along the towpath near Old Champlain Canal Lock 4 (located in front of the Museum). Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves and arrive around 9am at the Museum. Work will continue until around noon, after which a free lunch will be provided for all of the Clean Sweep volunteers helping in Waterford at Lock 2 Park. For more information, please contact Teri Patton at 233-1686 or 527-3535.

For more information on the Seventh Annual Canal Clean Sweep or to help coordinate an event in your community, please visit or contact Elijah Yearick with Parks & Trails New York at 518-434-1583 or