The Museum is now open Monday through Friday from 10am until 4pm. Call for evening or weekend appointments. Masks are optional but not required inside the building.

Please call 518-843-5151 if you need access to the building for repairs or tenant needs.

-Thank you

News from the Director

2021…what a year it has been! Beginning the year with the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were happy and fortunate to open fully this year. We here at the Walter Elwood have had a successful year full of changes and challenges, as everyone else has experienced as well.

We were blessed to be able to have three weeks of fun and successful camps for kids this summer and look forward to our fall and winter break camps. We are hoping to add more to our schedule for the upcoming year!

We thankfully had a successful Summer Ice Cream Social in early August thanks to our summer youth crew that assisted us with putting on a wonderful event! Thanks to our Summer Youth crew, we were able to get the Museum ready for the fall and winter season.

Museum Talk Weekends have resumed, and we have wonderful speakers planned for this Fall. We plan to add more dates in the future. See inside for the schedule of speakers and dates.

Do not miss our Annual Holiday Open House tentatively scheduled to be held on Saturday December 4th from 1-4pm for a tour, festive music, and holiday crafts.

Lastly, we were lucky to have our collections interns Austin Oliver and Tyr Morford back again this summer due to the generosity of Dave Northrup, Joan and Bill Brodsky, and Janet Hayes. Austin and Tyr worked tirelessly accessioning donated artifacts, archives, updating signage, renovating our exhibits, dressing many new mannequins we acquired this spring and adding new donations to our current collection.

The Museum has reopened per NYS COVID-19 guidelines.  Please sign in for contact trancing and practice respectful social distancing with others in the exhibit rooms. We have limited hours of 10-3pm each weekday currently. Come visit us again soon!!

Ann M. Peconie, Executive Director  

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Office space available for artist studio, not for profit, and/or start up business at a great price. Call to make appointment to tour available space (518)843-5151. Rent includes heat and electric.

Winter Storage

Fall and Winter storage of motorcycles and recreational vehicles available for donation. Please see below guidelines and application.

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

Contact Us

100 Church Street Amsterdam, NY 12010

Phone: 518-843-5151

Fax: 518-843-6098

Email: director@walterelwoodmuseum.org assistant@walterelwoodmuseum.org

Museum Hours

Monday through Friday
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Evenings and Weekends
By appointment only.
Please call a few days ahead to schedule tours.

Admission Fees

Admission is FREE, but we appreciate any and all donations.

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