Friday, May 31, 2013

Canal Themed Scented Soap

Now available in our gift shop for only $5.
Saturday 10am to 4pm
Sunday 2pm to 4pm
Mon & Tues Closed
Wed thru Fri 10am to 2pm

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tuesdays at 10- "Under Water: The Flood of 1913" May 28th

The Waterford Museum is proud to announce next program in our Spring “Tuesdays at 10” program series, “Under Water: The Flood of 1913.” In late March 1913, a significant storm swept into the northeast and brought devastating floods. This talk will highlight how communities throughout the Capital District, especially those along the Hudson River like Albany, Troy, Watervliet, and Waterford, were affected. Stay after to visit the museum to explore their new exhibit about Waterford and the Flood of 1913.

Each program starts at 10:00am on the date indicated, at the Museum. Cost to attend each program: $5/member $6/general public.

Irish Revolutionaries: The Fenian Brotherhood in Troy, Cohoes, and Waterford- Rescheduled

Tuesdays at 10-
June 18th- Irish Revolutionaries: The Fenian Brotherhood in Troy, Cohoes, and Waterford– In the mid-19th century, Irish revolutionaries were not confined solely to Ireland, but could be found in the United States, including on the streets of Troy, Waterford, and Cohoes. Visit the Waterford Museum to learn more about the Fenian Brotherhood in this area, and how their activism caused them to clash with the church, politicians, and even themselves.
Each program starts at 10:00am on the date indicated, at the Museum. Cost to attend each program: $5/member $6/general public.

Museum Closed on Following Days for Education Program

The Museum will be closed on May 10, 13-17, 2013 for our annual CanalWays fourth grade education program.

Learning Canalside CanalWays Education Program

The 10th Annual CanalWays fourth grade education program administered by the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center will kick off on Friday, May 10th. This year the program will be conducted for six days and will play host to seven different schools from around the Capital District.

Each year the Waterford Museum partners up with three other cultural agencies to offer this one of a kind curriculum based education program to local fourth grade school groups. The Museum partners with the Waterford Canal and Towpath Society, the Town of Waterford Harbor Visitor Center and the New York State Canal Corporation, which together offer five separate stations that the students visit over a four hour period.

The program will serve over 500 students, teachers and chaperones. They will pull a replica barge and wagon on the old Champlain Canal towpath, ride through Lock 2 on the mighty Grand Erie, learn about the life of a canaler aboard the Tug Urger, see the Museum’s working scale model of an original lock and try their hands at canal trivia.

“The program’s main sponsor is Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC,” according to Museum Director, Brad Utter. “At Janney, we believe strongly in giving back to the communities in which our employees and clients live and work. The Southwoods Investment Group of Janney Montgomery Scott takes a great deal of pride in the commitment we have made to CanalWays,” said Scott Wilson, First Vice President of Janney Montgomery Scott in Albany, NY. Other program sponsors include, Folmsbee Transportation, Pioneer Savings Bank and the Adirondack Trust Insurance Agency.

Please note the Museum will be closed during this program.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Exhibit Opening - “The Waters Keep Rising:” Scrapbook of the 1913 Flood, May 3, 2013, 6-8pm

One hundred years ago Waterford and the surrounding area was hit with the highest flood waters in recorded history. On Friday, May 3rd, the Waterford Museum will host a special opening reception for our new exhibit “The Waters Keep Rising:” Scrapbook of the 1913 Flood. The exhibit will highlight Waterford’s experience through large format photographs and first hand accounts from that dreadful weekend in March of 1913.

The exhibit opening also marks the beginning of a new season and the Museum will be open for regular hours starting May 4th through November 3rd, Wednesdays-Fridays 10am-2pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm and Sundays 2-4pm. The exhibit will run until March 1st of 2014.

The Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center is located in the 1830 Hugh White Homestead on Museum Lane in the Town of Waterford. The Museum offers various programs and exhibits year round. For more information about the Museum and its programs please contact the Museum at 238-0809 or check our website .