Friday, August 1, 2014

Save the Date: Autumn Day Trip October 8th to Kinderhook

Autumn Day Trip to Kinderhook, N.Y.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center’s Autumn Day Trip on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 will include two historic sites in Kinderhook, N.Y.
In the morning, there will be a guided tour of the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site called Lindenwald. In his early years, Martin Van Buren practiced law in his hometown of Kinderhook and Columbia County. This led to his upward mobility to sate and national politics, finally becoming United States President in 1837. After his presidency, he returned to Kinderhook where he was born. He spent the rest of his life at Lindenwald.

Lunch: will be at Kozel’s Restaurant on 9H in Ghent. It will be a hot and cold buffet consisting of salads, several hot entrees, desserts, coffee and tea.

After lunch, we will proceed to the Luykas Van Alen House, c. 1737, in Kinderhook. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1968. It is a restored house museum representing 18th century rural Dutch farm life. Included in the tour is the 1850 one-room Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse on the grounds of Luykas Van Alen House.

Departure: 9 AM from rear parking lot across from the Wesleyan Church, 75 Grace St., Northside, Waterford. Approximate return to Waterford 5:15 PM.

Cost: Current members - $80.00, non-members- $85.00. Price includes parking, motor coach transportation with Wade Tours, admission fees, guided tours and lunch.

Paid reservations by September 19, 2014

Make reservations with Emily Wilson, 518-237-7122 by September 19th. Please make checks payable to the Waterford Historical Museum and mail directly to:

Emily Wilson, Treasurer
26 Columbus Avenue
Waterford, N.Y. 12188

All day trips sponsored by the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center are educational and benefit the Museum’s operating costs. Thank you for your support!

Greetings from the new director!

Hello! My name is Paul Archambault and I am so excited to be working as the new Director at the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center, particularly in its 50th year of existence! To be able to live and work in an area that has such a unique and rich history is amazing. I look forward to continuing to build on the museum’s mission, programs, exhibits, annual events and create new, innovative ideas to enhance the visitor experience and effectively promote and market the cultural, natural, and recreational assets that we have in Waterford.
I moved to Troy, NY from Chattanooga, TN last August when my wife, Katie, was offered the librarian position at the Emma Willard School. We live on campus with our three children, Riley (9 yrs.), Jack (7 yrs.), Bryce (5 yrs.), and dog, Bailey (14 yrs.)
I am originally from Reading, PA and I received my B.A. in Anthropology at Bloomsburg University and M.A. in Public History at U.N.C. Charlotte. I have professional experience in archaeology, historic preservation, community development, planning, and tourism.
I was previously employed at the Southeast Tennessee Development District (SETDD) in Chattanooga, TN. At SETDD, I provided assistance with National Register nomination preparation, preservation grant writing, cultural resource inventory, and historic preservation fundamentals and principles training to local governments, non-profit organizations, and interested parties in the ten county southeast Tennessee region. I also served as the Assistant Director in the Community Development Department managing staff and overseeing multiple federal grant projects including Recreation Trails and Parks projects, Transportation Enhancement projects, Community Development Block Grants, and USDA Rural Development projects.
My family and I are excited to be living in the Capital Region of New York State, an area with a rich heritage and excellent quality of life. I look forward to growing professionally in this position, working on some great projects, and meeting all of you soon!

Please visit my Weebly page to view past projects that I worked on with my previous employer.