Arkell Museum

  • Admission

    Members: Free
    Adults: $9.00
    Students and Senior Citizens: $6.50
    Active Duty Military: Free, and 50% off for their entire party
    Children ages 11 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

  • Hours of Operation

    Museum Hours:
    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
    Saturday -Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm

    The Museum is closed on:
    New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
    Easter Sunday
    Juneteenth
    Fourth of July
    Thanksgiving
    Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

  • Weather

    CANAJOHARIE WEATHER

The Arkell Museum is officially open for the 2022 season!

Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library recommends masks for all individuals over two (2) years old inside the building regardless of vaccination status.

The Arkell Museum at Canajoharie and the Canajoharie Library promote and celebrate the understanding and enjoyment of the arts and humanities in Canajoharie, the Mohawk Valley, and beyond. The Arkell Museum collects, preserves, researches and presents American Art and Mohawk Valley History, and promotes active participation in art and history related activities, to enhance knowledge, appreciation and personal exploration by all.

Bartlett Arkell, the first president of the Beech-Nut Packing Company founded the Canajoharie Library for the people of the village of Canajoharie.

When it opened, gracing its walls were a dozen paintings from Arkell’s personal collection, including works by Gilbert Stuart and Robert Henri. The paintings were so well received that in 1927, Arkell broke ground on our original museum building, and we became the Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery. Today, we are known as the Arkell Museum, and we are proud to continue the tradition of sharing art with the Canajoharie community and beyond.

The American painting collection includes seven oil paintings by Winslow Homer and significant paintings by many distinguished artists including; Thomas Benton, William M. Chase, Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, Albert Bierstadt, and Gilbert Stuart. Permanent and changing exhibitions also feature selections from the museum’s Mohawk Valley History collection as well as the Beech-Nut collection of early twentieth-century advertising material.

A major addition to the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library was completed in 2007 through the generosity of the Arkell Hall Foundation. The Foundation remains an important partner in our shared mission of providing educational and cultural opportunities in our community. – The Arkell Museum website


Pre-K Storytime with Mary at Canajoharie Library

Pre-K Storytime with Mary at Canajoharie Library

Join us in the Great Hall of the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library for Storytime! We have the scarves and the egg shakers. We have [...]
One-On-One Tech Help at Canajoharie Library

One-On-One Tech Help at Canajoharie Library

Have a question about your laptop, tablet, or cell? Want help navigating Google or Microsoft word. Not sure how to use the library app, Libby? [...]
Spring Used Book Sale 2024

Spring Used Book Sale 2024

Book Sale on Friday, April 26-Saturday April 27: 12:00-5:00pm, Sunday April 28, 12:00-3:00 pm. Sunday, fill a bag for $1 with selected books.
Pre-K Storytime with Mary at Canajoharie Library

Pre-K Storytime with Mary at Canajoharie Library

Join us in the Great Hall of the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library for Storytime! We have the scarves and the egg shakers. We have [...]
Arkellebration

Arkellebration

Arkellebration is on April 27th from 12 pm to 5 pm celebrate the spring season with free Museum admission, Spring Used Book Sale, & more!
One-On-One Tech Help at Canajoharie Library

One-On-One Tech Help at Canajoharie Library

Have a question about your laptop, tablet, or cell? Want help navigating Google or Microsoft word. Not sure how to use the library app, Libby? [...]
Pre-K Storytime with Mary at Canajoharie Library

Pre-K Storytime with Mary at Canajoharie Library

Join us in the Great Hall of the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library for Storytime! We have the scarves and the egg shakers. We have [...]
One-On-One Tech Help at Canajoharie Library

One-On-One Tech Help at Canajoharie Library

Have a question about your laptop, tablet, or cell? Want help navigating Google or Microsoft word. Not sure how to use the library app, Libby? [...]
Kids Concert Series with Gary Van Slyke

Kids Concert Series with Gary Van Slyke

Join us every second Friday of the month for a special kids music concert with talented musician Gary Van Slyke. Gary has been performing for [...]
Pre-K Storytime with Mary at Canajoharie Library

Pre-K Storytime with Mary at Canajoharie Library

Join us in the Great Hall of the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library for Storytime! We have the scarves and the egg shakers. We have [...]
One-On-One Tech Help at Canajoharie Library

One-On-One Tech Help at Canajoharie Library

Have a question about your laptop, tablet, or cell? Want help navigating Google or Microsoft word. Not sure how to use the library app, Libby? [...]
Teen Book Club at Canajoharie Library

Teen Book Club at Canajoharie Library

Join us each month on the third Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. for Teen Book Club! Each month we will pick a book to read and [...]
Pre-K Storytime with Mary at Canajoharie Library

Pre-K Storytime with Mary at Canajoharie Library

Join us in the Great Hall of the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library for Storytime! We have the scarves and the egg shakers. We have [...]
One-On-One Tech Help at Canajoharie Library

One-On-One Tech Help at Canajoharie Library

Have a question about your laptop, tablet, or cell? Want help navigating Google or Microsoft word. Not sure how to use the library app, Libby? [...]
Pre-K Storytime with Mary at Canajoharie Library

Pre-K Storytime with Mary at Canajoharie Library

Join us in the Great Hall of the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library for Storytime! We have the scarves and the egg shakers. We have [...]
One-On-One Tech Help at Canajoharie Library

One-On-One Tech Help at Canajoharie Library

Have a question about your laptop, tablet, or cell? Want help navigating Google or Microsoft word. Not sure how to use the library app, Libby? [...]
Pre-K Storytime with Mary at Canajoharie Library

Pre-K Storytime with Mary at Canajoharie Library

Join us in the Great Hall of the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library for Storytime! We have the scarves and the egg shakers. We have [...]
One-On-One Tech Help at Canajoharie Library

One-On-One Tech Help at Canajoharie Library

Have a question about your laptop, tablet, or cell? Want help navigating Google or Microsoft word. Not sure how to use the library app, Libby? [...]
Pre-K Storytime with Mary at Canajoharie Library

Pre-K Storytime with Mary at Canajoharie Library

Join us in the Great Hall of the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library for Storytime! We have the scarves and the egg shakers. We have [...]
One-On-One Tech Help at Canajoharie Library

One-On-One Tech Help at Canajoharie Library

Have a question about your laptop, tablet, or cell? Want help navigating Google or Microsoft word. Not sure how to use the library app, Libby? [...]
Pre-K Storytime with Mary at Canajoharie Library

Pre-K Storytime with Mary at Canajoharie Library

Join us in the Great Hall of the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library for Storytime! We have the scarves and the egg shakers. We have [...]
One-On-One Tech Help at Canajoharie Library

One-On-One Tech Help at Canajoharie Library

Have a question about your laptop, tablet, or cell? Want help navigating Google or Microsoft word. Not sure how to use the library app, Libby? [...]
Teen Book Club at Canajoharie Library

Teen Book Club at Canajoharie Library

Join us each month on the third Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. for Teen Book Club! Each month we will pick a book to read and [...]
Pre-K Storytime with Mary at Canajoharie Library

Pre-K Storytime with Mary at Canajoharie Library

Join us in the Great Hall of the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library for Storytime! We have the scarves and the egg shakers. We have [...]

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