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DASHIN' & DANCIN' ANNOUNCEMENT! Saturday, Dec. 7 (7pm-10pm). Joining The Refrigerators, the fantastic 10-piece party band of the Capital Region, will be local rock artist, MORIAH FORMICA! There will be funk and soul music to dance to, you can rock out with Moriah, and Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be the...

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Join us tonight at 6pm at the Van Schaick Island Country Club for the 2-hour special Kickoff Presentation of the 2019-2020 Winter Lecture Series: THE GREAT WATERFORD BANK ROBBERY OF 1872! Presented by Waterford Town Historian, Russell VanDervoort. $6 Nonmembers $5 museum members

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Dashin' & Dancin' Concert

Dec 7, 2019 – Dec 7, 2019

The Refrigerators are returning once again to the Cohoes Music Hall for our 3rd Annual Dashin’ & Dancin’ Concert!

Join us for a fun night of fantastic music – which includes a few Christmas songs – and a visit from a special guest performer to make the night even more special!

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Treasures in the Closet

Nov 15, 2019 – Nov 15, 2019

FREE to Participate

WHMCC invites you to join in an open discussion at the museum to share the stories attached to the items in your homes.
Are we looking for only historic artifacts of Waterford history? No!

Sure, bring something historic! We are a museum after all.

Or you can show off that...

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The Great Waterford Bank Robbery of 1872

Nov 12, 2019 – Nov 12, 2019

Location: Van Schaick Island Country Club ( 201 Continental Ave, Cohoes NY)

Making off with $500,000 in cash, bonds and jewelry from the Saratoga County Bank vault in 1872 was national news! Several robbers broke into the apartment of Van Hovenburg who worked as a cashier for the Saratoga Coun...

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Thank you to our visitors for making our 2019 museum season possible! We enjoy having all our visitors explore Waterford's history and heritage. As a private non-profit, we rely on your support! We are in our off-season until May. You can still visit with us by making an appointment to our perman...

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We encourage all our members and prospective members to join us at the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center at 2 Museum Lane, Waterford NY. Come hear about the museum’s plans for the future and ways that you can continue to support the museum, like our many volunteer opportunities to b...

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Welcome back to WHMCC! Stop by the Homestead in Northside Historic District for our Victorian garden themed exhibit. Open until Oct. 27. Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-3pm & Sun 12:30-3pm. $6 Adults $5 Children/Seniors(65+). Blue Star Museum Partner.

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A Place For Nature In Victorian Waterford - Opening Night

May 3, 2019 – May 3, 2019

Opening Reception: Free for WHMCC Members $5 not-yet members that night only! Standard admission fees apply during museum season. Light refreshment will be available during this reception.

The 19th century had a unique view of nature that shaped the homes and daily life of Americans in the Victo...

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Testimonials

a year ago
I love the museum. The permanent exhibits are so interesting, I learn something new every time I go. The temporary exhibit is fascinating and so well documented. And "Canal Kids" is a fun spot for all ages--- sudoku is my favorite!
- Kitty G
8 months ago
Another all-time favorite!
- Dawn M
a month ago
Its haunted.
- Stephen M

Preserving & Teaching Our History

The Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center has been in operation since 1964. Overlooking the old Champlain Canal Lock 4, the museum is in a perfect spot for visitors to explore the rich history and culture of this area at the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers. Located inside the Hugh White Homestead, the museum has a fascinating history of its own as well! This Greek Revival building is a testament to the goal of the museum to preserve and educate visitors on our local history for future generations - from early settlers and native inhabitants, to the use of the waterways surrounding Waterford for military, communication and trade purposes, the canal networks, the industrial history, the Button Fire Engines, and the immigrant history of many living here, there is so much to be explored. Just a short distance away from the Harbor Visitors' Center, the museum offers special programs throughout the year!

Our museum season is from the first weekend in May through the end of October, but our permanent exhibit is open year-round by appointment. The George and Anabel O'Conner Research Library and Archive is located on our upper level and is available to researchers upon appointment only.

General museum admission:
$6 per adult        $5 children/seniors (65+)  
Free admission children under 6 and for museum members

We are a member of the Blue Star Military Program offering free admission with military ID for up to 4 people

Learn more by visiting our website: www.waterfordmuseum.com

Email us at: info@waterfordmuseum.com 
                     whmcc1830@gmail.com

You can find us on Facebook and Instragram too. Check out our blog page to learn more about us!

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2 Museum Ln
Waterford, NY 12188
United States

Business Hours

Mon:Closed
Tue:Closed
Wed:Closed
Thu:10:00 – 10:15 AM
Fri:Closed
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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