A family-friendly bike ride will take a scenic trip along the water from Albany to Waterford, making stops at some key canal and local features along the way. The ride, which takes place 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, Sunday, August 3, will end at the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center.
The escorted ride will be on the very flat Mohawk Hudson Bike-Hike and the Black Bridge trails to Waterford, and is mostly “off-road” with some quiet on-street sections in Watervliet, Green Island and Waterford. In Waterford, the ride will follow the Old Champlain Canal towpath to Lock 4 and museum grounds. Continue reading
The Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center has scheduled two lectures, one on the history of Saratoga Battlefield and a second on Harry Howard who was among New York’s most famous 19th century firefighters
The lectures are scheduled for February 13, and March 13, 2018 at the Van Schaick Island Country Club in Cohoes. Continue reading
The Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center has announced their January 9th lecture on Isaiah Rynders will be held at the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center located at 2 Museum Lane in Waterford, at 7pm.
Waterford historian Russ VanDervoort will discuss the notable figure from Waterford, Captain Isaiah Rynders. Rynders was born in 1804 to Irish and German parents in Waterford. After achieving the title of Captain from his work on a sloop ship, which frequently stopped to do business in Waterford, he also worked his way into political life in New York City. He became a political organizer, a founding member of the “Empire Club” and a Tammany Hall boss for the 6th Ward. His family stayed in Waterford. Continue reading
The Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center has announced the continuation of its lecture series, held at the Van Schaick Island Country Club, 201 Continental Ave, Cohoes.
Lectures scheduled are as follows: Continue reading
Michael Barrett will be opening the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center Winter Lecture Series on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 6:30 pm at the Van Schaick Island Country Club, 201 Continental Ave, Cohoes.
His lecture, entitled “Historic Lansingburgh,” details the history of the Lansingburgh area. Continue reading
The Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center presents the last of their Winter Lecture Series on Tuesday, March 8th from 7 pm – 8 pm. The featured speaker is Craig Gravina, co-author of the book Upper Hudson Valley Beer and co-founder of the Albany Ale Project.
Brewing in the Hudson Valley has a long and rich history dating back to the first Dutch settlers of 17th century Beverwyck – now present day Albany. An integral part of society, brewing was a major trade in Dutch New York. Since brewery equipment was expensive, many of the brewers were wealthy and many were appointed to positions of authority, becoming the city’s founding fathers. Many of the original Dutch brewer’s families continued beer making well into the 18th Century. Gravina will also be signing and selling his book Upper Hudson Valley Beer. Continue reading
The Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center is continuing its winter lecture series with a presentation by Sloane Bullough about the origins of the famed Christmas story, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”, and the well known carol, “Jingle Bells”.
The poem was first published anonymously as “A Visit from St. Nicholas” in the Troy Sentinel on December 23, 1823, having been sent there by a friend of Clement Clarke Moore, and was reprinted frequently thereafter with no name attached. It was first attributed in print to Moore in 1837 and Moore himself acknowledged authorship when he included it in his own book of poems in 1844. By then, the original publisher and at least seven others had already acknowledged his authorship. Continue reading
The Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center is pleased has announced its Golden Anniversary Gala will be taking place on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Chrome Food & Spirits, located on 405 Hudson River Road in Waterford, New York.
The celebration will begin at 6:00 pm with a cocktail hour and cash bar, followed by a sit-down dinner, remarks from the Master of Ceremonies and a silent auction. One of the highlights of the evening will be the live auction of their public art project’s decorated mules, which have been on display this summer throughout Waterford. The bidding will start at $500 & bidders must be in attendance. The festivities will continue afterwards with music and dancing provided by the Graham Tichy Band with Johnny Rabb. Continue reading
The 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. Continue reading
The Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center will present a program entitled “Irish Revolutionaries: The Fenian Brotherhood in Troy, Cohoes, and Waterford” with local historian Aaron Robinson.
In the mid-19th century, Irish revolutionaries could be found on the streets of Troy, Waterford, and Cohoes. The lecture talk will consider the Fenian Brotherhood in that area.
This event will be held at 7pm, on March 11, 2014, at McGreivey’s restaurant at 91 Broad St, Waterford, NY. Food and drink available are available for purchase; suggested donation is $6 per person ($5 members).