2019 Ice Cream Social
Please join us on Thursday, August 8th from 4:30 until 7:30 PM for our annual Ice Cream Social!
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Ice Cream Social Flyer
Baker Form | Sponsor Form | Vendor Form
2019 Summer Camp
Fun camps for kids of all ages! Now our camps are free thanks to our sponsors!
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Summer Camp Information
Fall Newsletter
Our Fall newsletter is now available!
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Fall Newsletter
Thank You!
'Tis the season to thank all of our Members, Donors, Volunteers, and Friends for the numerous acts of kindness and generous support. We are grateful. Thank you. Happy Holidays!
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Thank You!
Winter Storage
Fall and Winter storage of motorcycles and recreational vehicles available for donation. Please see below guidelines and application.
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Storage Guildelines and Application
Frothingham’s Treasures Went to Museum
Who was Robert Frothingham and why write about him?
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The Leader-Herald
Walter Elwood Museum's New Home
Check out this great article about the Museum's grand reopening - happening soon. The Daily Gazette
Our New Home
The Walter Elwood Museum is excited to have finally secured our new site at 100 Church Street in the former Noteworthy Complex and historic Sanford & Sons Carpet Mills. We are working hard to relocate the collections and set up exhibits to open as soon as possible. If you are interested in helping please contact Ann at the Museum at 843-5151 and leave a message as we are busy moving every day we can. In addition, if you cannot help us please consider becoming a Museum member or making a contribution to the Museum Relocation Fund. Send all donations to Walter Elwood Museum at 100 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010.
Walter Elwood Museum Receives Contribution
The Board of Trustees of the Walter Elwood Museum is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant of $4,000.00 awarded from Children’s Aid Association on April 9, 2013.
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Children's Aid Donation
New Home
It's been more than a year-and-a-half since Tropical Storm Irene forced the Walter Elwood Museum to close. But as YNN's Maria Valvanis explains, the Amsterdam landmark finally has a massive new place to call home.
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Walter Elwood Museum Finally Finds New Home
Museum Flood Fund - Now Accepting Donations
Please visit any First Niagara branch to make a donation to the Museum’s Flood Fund to help us save the collection! Donations can be mailed to First Niagara at 11 Division Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010 attn. Museum Flood Fund. Please make out all checks to The Walter Elwood Museum.
A special thank you to Amy Rossi of First Niagara for setting this up for the Museum.
New York Times
Click the link below to read the article in the New York Times from September 1, 2011.
New York Times
Hurricane Irene - The Day After
Pictures taken of the inside of the Museum the day after the flood.
Pictures by Bob Going, Board Trustee.
Hurricane Irene
Pictures of the flood during the height of the water taken from both sides of the river.
Pictures by Ann Peconie, Executive Director.
The Abraham Lincoln Exhibit
The Abraham Lincoln Exhibit, Self Man in America, was a great success after the Museum brought it to our area for a month from January 9 through February 4, 2010. Click below to see a great slide show of the national traveling exhibit as well as period artifacts from the WEM collection to complement and enhance the exhibit. Over 600 people visited the exhibit while it was in our area!
The Abraham Lincoln Exhibit
New Photos Now Online
Check out Walter Elwood Museum historic photographs on the FMCC Evans Library web site. Click here to view.
Our Mission
The Walter Elwood Museum is a gateway to learning using the past to illuminate the present. Utilizing local experience, stories and artifacts, we examine history and culture in all its dimensions. We offer educational programs, unique collections and creative activities to enrich understanding of ourselves and each other.
Our Vision
As a cultural center, the Museum inspires curiosity, creativity, and understanding of our past and present. The Museum promotes a dynamic, rich, unified community that values its heritage.