The Museum is now open Monday through Friday from 9am 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

Walter Elwood Museum Scholarship Opportunity!

News from the Director

Our 80th year was a very busy one. We had four exciting and packed weeks of Camps for Kids from July 16th – August 8th. We celebrated our 80th Anniversary Ice Cream Social on August 8th which was well attended and loads of fun.

This summer was the 11th year the Museum has participated in the Summer Youth Employment Program through Work Force Solutions. Many thanks to all the youth for working at our Annual Ice Cream Social event, cleaning exhibit rooms, making our grounds and lawn look great and helping us move and make our new classroom wing!

We are looking forward to a fun Fall season with camps already planned for both Columbus Day 10/14 for Super Heroes Camp and Veteran’s Day 11/11 for Edible & Unicorn Slime. Don’t miss our Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday December 14th from 1-4pm for a tour, festive music and ornament crafts.

In February of this year the Museum and staff lost a champion, supporter, advocate, defender and mostly a friend. Robert Neil Going was a Museum Board Member since 2008 and was involved in our Museum and local history his entire lifetime. He helped us move the museum, face tragedy during the Hurricane Irene flood disaster of 2011, clean collections and settle into our new home on Church Street. He served in every capacity on the Board over the years. He and Mary became part of our professional and personal family. We miss him daily and will strive to honor his legacy in all we do.

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Lastly, we were fortunate to have two collection interns this year due to the generosity of Dave Northrup and Jan Hayes. Austin Oliver and Michael Palumbo worked tirelessly accessioning donated artifacts, archives, updating signage, renovating our Community and Military exhibits and so much more. The Museum has never looked so good! Come visit us soon!!

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.

Click the link below for more information.

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
9:00 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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