Amsterdam Farmer's Market
The Walter Elwood Museum is pleased to work with the City and numerous local vendors to bring you a community Farmer's Market beginning July 12th! Please join us for our first outdoor market just outside the Museum in the large, open lot on Church Street (Route 67) directly across from Green Hill Cemetery. The weekly market will be open to the public every Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM from July 12th until November 1st. We hope to see you there!
 
If you are interested in being a vendor at the Market, please contact Shannon Bush at 518-841-4322.
 
Ice Cream Social
Save the date. Walter Elwood Museum 75th Anniversary Annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 from noon until sunset. Calling all interested vendors, crafters, artists, food vendors, farmer’s marketers, etc. See attached vendor registration form. Sign up soon before all booth spaces are taken... Live music, car and bike show, children’s games and crafts, book signing, museum tours and much much more!!!
 
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Vendor Packet Form
 
Summer Camp
Great upcoming camp days for children at the Walter Elwood Museum during the Summer.
 
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Summer Camp Registration Form
 
Frothingham’s Treasures Went to Museum
Who was Robert Frothingham and why write about him?
 
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The Leader-Herald
 
Community Book Drive
Please join us in getting books into the hands and homes of all our students.
 
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Community Book Drive
 
Grand Reopening!
Come to our Grand Reopening this Saturday from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM and see our new site and exhibits begin to take shape plus lots more to see and do.
 
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Grand Reopening
 
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
 
Noteworthy Art Preview and Sale
The Museum is sponsoring an Art Preview and Sale of the collections of Tom and Carol Constantino on Friday, October 26 from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. An event not to be missed!
 
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Noteworthy Art Preview and Sale
 
Fall Newsletter
Check out our Fall 2011 newsletter for the latest museum happenings.
 
Click the link below (may take a few minutes to download).
 
Fall Newsletter
 
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.
 
      
 
      
 
   
 
Fall Newsletter
Check out our Fall 2010 newsletter for the latest museum happenings.
 
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Newsletter Fall 2010
 
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.