3 Solo Shows: Wendy Allen, Brett Scott Laumeister and Mary P. Murphy

Start date: September 9, 2022
End date: October 9, 2022
All-day event
Location: 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, NY
Organizer: Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library
Email address: info@arkellmuseum.org
Phone: (518) 673-2314
Arkell Museum

On view through October 9

Enjoy a visit to the Regional Art Galleries and see the work of artists Wendy Allen, Brett Scott Laumeister and Mary P. Murphy.

Allen presents Finding Solace in Simplicity – art as an antidote to feeling anxious about the world by turning to gardens for a sense of peace.

Laumeister’s contemporary still life oil paintings are completed in a highly detailed style he developed while living and running an art gallery in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Murphy has exhibited widely in the Mohawk Valley region, Art Students League in NYC, and is a signature member of the Central NY Watercolor Society. Her show of oil and watercolor paintings includes Mary P. Murphy, Clare's Red Table: A Painting Series, that honors her sister’s “resilience and determination, and for me, symbolizes love and life.”

The Remarkable, Irresistible Erie – A Musical Concert

Date: September 25, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, NY
Organizer: Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library
Email address: info@arkellmuseum.org
Phone: (518) 673-2314
Arkell Museum

Sunday, September 25, 2:00pm

Join us in the Great Hall of the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library for a 90 minute concert presenting songs and stories of the people, places, and history of the original and enlarged Erie Canal.

The concert features songs by folklorist and historian George Ward, Canadian Joe Grant, Dan Berggren and Jean Ritchie along with other familiar traditional Erie Canal Songs.

Musicians and singers: George Wilson, fiddle, bass and banjo; Paul Draper, vintage banjo; George Ward, concertina; Annie Rosen, ukulele; Jonny Rosen, guitar; Kate Blain, guitar; Alan Thomson, piano.

This performance is FREE, and all ages are welcome. Masks are encouraged but not required. Sponsored by New York State Council on the Arts, Arkell Museum, and Friends of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site.

Perennial In Frame: Art and History of the Mohawk River and Erie Canal

Date: September 15, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, NY
Organizer: Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library
Email address: info@arkellmuseum.org
Phone: (518) 673-2314
Arkell Museum

Thursday, September 15, 6:30pm

Live and in person in the Great Hall of the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library! 

David Brooks, Education Director at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, joins Mary Alexander, Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library, to talk about art and history in the Mohawk River Valley and the Erie Canal.

This fun and engaging presentation will look at the Arkell Museum's extensive collection of Mohawk Valley and Erie Canal art and tie it to the history, memory, and revitalization of the Mohawk Valley region.

This program is FREE, and great for teens, adults, and seniors. Masks are not required but recommended. This presentation is a partnership between the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library and Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site.

Inaugural Elizabeth Hearn Gleich Annual Lecture

Date: October 1, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, NY
Organizer: Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library
Email address: info@arkellmuseum.org
Phone: (518) 673-2314
Arkell Museum

Saturday, October 1, 3:00pm

Join us for the inaugural Elizabeth Hearn Gleich Annual Lecture presenting independent scholar and author William Cross.

William Cross is the author of the recently released Winslow Homer: American Passage (2022) and the impressive catalog Homer at the Beach: A Marine Painter’s Journey, 1869-1880 (2019); Cross also served as curator for Homer at the Beach (Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA, where he serves as Board Chair). Cross traveled to Canajoharie to study the Arkell Museum's Winslow Homer paintings, selecting three paintings from the collection for the Cape Ann Museum exhibition Homer at the Beach.

The author will also sign copies of his book, which is for sale at the Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library Shop.

Registration is required for this FREE event.

Click here to register

Apparentally Group

Aparentally Meeting

Date: September 21, 2022
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, New York 13317
Organizer: Canajoharie Library and Arkell Museum
Email address: canlib@mvls.info
Phone: 518-673-2314 ext 106
Arkell Museum

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 4:30pm

Join us in the Classroom at the Library and Museum for our next Aparentally Meeting!
This group is for parents and guardians of LGBTQ+ identifying young people.
Come talk with other parents, ask questions, and learn more about the LGBTQ+ community.
This group will meet once a month.
Masks strongly recommended.

We will:

  • Provide information and resources, and help answer questions about LGBTQIA+ topics
  • Discuss how to be adult advocates for queer youth
  • Be a safe space for open learning about gender identity.
  • Share experiences with other parents about their LGBTQIA+ child

For questions email canlib@mvls.info or call 5118-673-2314 ext 106

Books

Teen Book Tasting: Celebrating Latine Authors

Date: September 16, 2022
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Location: 2 Erie Boulevard • Canajoharie, New York 13317
Organizer: Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library
Email address: canlib@mvls.info
Phone: 518-673-2314 ext 106
Arkell Museum

Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library Event

Friday, September 16, 2022 - 10:00am

Latine authors are making a huge splash in the literary world right now!
Join us for a book tasting of these great authors.

We have handpicked a number of books on a variety of topics written by Latine authors for YA.

You will have an opportunity to browse the books, write down notes about the ones you like, and check a few out to take home. 

This is a FREE, all day, drop in program for teens. 

Masks are not required but are encouraged. 

For questions email canlib@mvls.info or call 518-673-2314 ext 106

Canajoharie Library Used Book Sale

Start date: September 2, 2022
End date: September 4, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, New York 13317
Organizer: Canajoharie Library and Arkell Museum
Email address: canlib@mvls.info
Phone: 518-673-2314
Arkell Museum

Our end of summer Used Book Sale is September 2, 3, and 4th.

We have:

  • Vintage Adult & Children’s Books
  • Premium Coffee Table Books
  • Cookbooks
  • Children’s Picture & Chapter Books
  • Adult & Young Adult Fiction
  • Adult Large Print
  • Nature, Science, Health
  • Biographies, History, Spiritual
  • DVDs
  • NEW CDs

SATURDAY and SUNDAY: Fill a bag for $1.00 with selected paperbacks and selected hardcover adult fiction, cookbooks & more.

*Masks Strongly Recommended* Browsing in Safe Numbers!
Library Staff will be monitoring capacity for everyone's safety.

For questions email canlib@mvls.info or call 5118-673-2314 ext 106

A Noble Defense Presented by James R. Mc Intyer

Date: July 18, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: This is an online Zoom Event
Organizer: Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park
Phone: 518-774-5669
Fort Plain Museum

The Hessian Repulse at Red Bank October 22, 1777

Monday, July 18, 2022

This is a free Zoom Event and Registration is Required.

To order A Most Gallant Resistance The Delaware River Campaign, September-November 1777, please click this link.
To order Johann Ewald: Jaeger Commander, please click this link.

Most histories of the 1777 campaign in the Philadelphia are dwell on the great clashes at Brandywine and Germantown. In doing so they focus on a series of American defeats. Often neglected in the narratives of the overall campaign is the Hessian repulse at Red Bank, New Jersey—Fort Mercer.

At this small post, a determined group of Rhode Islanders under the command of Colonel Christopher Greene turned back an assault by a Hessian column some 1,200 strong under Colonel Count Carl Emil von Donop. While often overlooked in the pages of subsequent histories, this presentation will argue that, for contemporaries the success at Red Bank was on par with the British surrender at Saratoga.

About the Presenter

Jim Mc Intyre received his Bachelors degree in History from Temple University in 1996 and his Masters from the University of Illinois in 1999. His main interest is the American War of Independence, on which he has written numerous articles and papers. He is the author of The Development of the British Light Infantry, Continental and North American Influences 1740-1765 and Johann Ewald: Jäger Commander, and translator/editor of Johann Ewald, Thoughts of a Hessian Officer on What has to be done During a Tour with a Detachment in the Field. He teaches History at Moraine Valley Community College near Chicago, Illinois and serves as a Fleet Professor in the United States Naval War College’s College of Distance Education, Strategy and War Department.

This event is made possible through an Anonymous Donor - Thank you all for your support!

Revolutionary War Bus Trip

Date: July 16, 2022
Time: 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location: Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia & Northern New Jersey Revolutionary War Battle and Historic Sites
Organizer: Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park
Phone: 518-774-5669
Fort Plain Museum

Museum of the American Revolution & Southwestern New Jersey Revolutionary War Battlefield and Historic Sites

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Stop 1 - Museum of the American Revolution - Featuring the Exhibit - Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War Exhibit - To Order a Copy of Liberty, Please Click Here

For Stops 2 and 3, Historian and Author Garry Wheeler Stone will be guiding and speaking to the group about what took place at each stop. Garry has a book titled, The Battle of Gloucester, 1777 - Due out in May - To Preorder a Copy, Please Click Here

Stop 2 - The Red Bank Battlefield Park & the Site of Fort Mercer

• James and Ann Whitall House

• Battle of Red Bank Monument 

• Hugh Mercer Memorial Wall

Stop 3 - Indian King Tavern

• Lafayette and the Battle of Gloucester

For Stops 4 and 5, Historian Adam Zielinski will join the tour and speak about what happened at these historic sites.

Stop 4 - Mount Holly 

• Battle of Iron Works Hill Site    

• St. Andrews Cemetery 

• Stephen Girard House 

• Friends Meeting House 

• Three Tuns Tavern

Stop 5 - Petticoat Road Bridge Skirmish Site

Registration: $99 Per Person

To Register Online: Please Click Here (Scroll Down to Next Events and Select "Get Tickets" Under the Revolutionary War Bus Trip)

To Register by Mail: Please email info@fortplainmuseum.org with Name, Email, Phone Number and Pick-up Location (Amsterdam, Albany or Hudson Valley). Then Please send a check for $99 made out to The Fort Plain Museum - ATN: Bus Trip - P.O. Box 324 - Fort Plain, NY 13339

Ticket Price includes round trip, lunch, and site fees, speakers, tours and materials. 

There will be a pick-up in Amsterdam, Albany, the Hudson Valley and NJ.

Thank you, your ticket purchase supports the Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park, a 501(c)3 - Non-Profit Organization.

Visit the Arkell Museum during the Canajoharie Street Fair

Date: September 10, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: 2 Erie Blvd, Canajoharie NY 13317
Organizer: Arkell Museum
Email address: info@arkellmuseum.org
Phone: 518-673-2314
Arkell Museum

Museum & Library Event! Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 12:00pm

Free Admission Saturday During Canajoharie Street Fair! 

Join us from 12 pm to 5 pm on September 10, 2022, for a day of FREE admission to the Museum.
This coincides with Canajoharie's village-wide Street Fair.

Due to the nature of the Canajoharie Street Fair our village will be busy! Parking in our lot or nearby may be difficult.
If you have questions please email info@arkellmuseum.org or call 518-673-2314.