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Thursday, June 5, 2014

New Waterford Museum Exhibit Opens Friday

I'll let the Museum's information speak for itself.....

From a press release:

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.  Featuring objects on loan from private individuals, the New York State Museum and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the exhibit will run from June 6 to November 2, 2014. The exhibit opening is free to the public.

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 exciting 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. With a compelling narrative, objects from 50 to 5,000 years old on display and a hands-on discovery section perfect for kids, History Underfoot has something to appeal to all ages and interests. Funding for the exhibit was provided in part by The Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund’s “Lend a Hand” grant. The exhibit opening on June 6 is from 6pm to 8pm and is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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.

 For more information about the 2014 season and upcoming events, call the Museum at 518-238-0809, email, visit the museum at 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 check our website .


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