New Exhibit: Archeological Explorations of Waterford


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History underfootThe Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center (WHMCC) announces the opening of its 2014 exhibit, History Underfoot: Archeological Explorations of Waterford at the Museum on June 6, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm.

WHMCC’s latest exhibit goes underground to explore Waterford’s recent and not-so-recent past. With the help of experts in the field including exhibit consultant Matthew Kirk from Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc. and exhibit designer Paul G. Schneider, Jr., the Museum has created an exhibit which features objects from WHMCC’s collection as well as the collections of private individuals, the New York State Museum, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

History Underfoot offers a unique opportunity to learn about the Capital District’s place in history by examining the archeological record of the region, featuring artifacts found from local archeological digs in and around Waterford. Objects from 50 to 5,000 years old will be on display along with a hands-on discovery section for kids.

In addition to the History Underfoot exhibit installation, two smaller exhibits, It Was 1964 and Technology, People and Industry: The Canals of Waterford will also be unveiled to the public on June 6th.

June 6th marks the start of the Museum’s 2014 season. The Museum will remain open to the public through November 2, 2014. WHMCC is celebrating its 50th anniversary year. There will be several events throughout the rest of the year to mark this special anniversary.

The exhibit opening on June 6 is from 6pm to 8pm and is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Funding for the exhibit was provided in part by The Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund’s “Lend a Hand” grant.

For more information about the 2014 season and upcoming events, call the Museum at 518-238-0809, email info@waterfordmuseum.com, visit the museum at www.waterfordmuseum.com or find WHMCC on Facebook.

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 visit their website.

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