Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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.