Events Calendar
Museum & Library Event
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 2:00pm
Picturing America - Winslow Homer

During this free weekly program, children in grades K-6th are invited to explore history and art. They'll learn about American history through art paintings, visit paintings in the Night Watch gallery, hear stories, and do an art project!

Here are the artists whose work we'll be exploring each week.

July 27: Winslow Homer
August 3: Thomas Benton

For more information, contact Jenna Peterson Riley, Curator of Education & Public Engagement at jriley@arkellmuseum.org.

Concert
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
Caroga Lake Music Festival at the Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library

The Caroga Lake Music Festival is an annual summer concert series featuring young artists from the world's premiere conservatories that takes place in the Adirondacks, and we are thrilled to welcome them back for a performance in Canajoharie again this year.

Now in its sixth season, the Festival is dedicated to increasing accessibility to chamber music and showcasing some of the world’s top young professional artists from the U.S. and abroad. Founder and Artistic Director, Kyle Barrett Price, is proud to feature well-established young instrumentalists, many of them returning musicians of the annual festival, as well as special guest artists well known in the music scene. This year’s festival has plans to program music for strings, piano, flute, clarinet, trumpet and voice.

Presented by Caroga Arts Collective, Caroga Lake Music Festival, a summer music festival based in Caroga Lake, New York, is a series of performances and community outreaches in the Adirondacks (NY), Hudson Valley (NY), New York City and beyond. Attracting audiences locally and nationwide, Caroga Lake Music Festival is dedicated to increasing accessibility to chamber music, cultivating creative and interactive experiences and showcasing some of the world’s top professional artists from the U.S. and abroad.

Doors open at 6:30, and the concert begins at 7:00. Admission to the concert is free, although donations are welcome. For more information, please contact Curator of Education & Public Engagement Jenna Peterson Riley at jriley@arkellmusem.org or call (518) 673 2314 x 113.

For more information about the Caroga Lake Festival, please visit www.carogalakemusicfestival.org

Art Talk
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
The Erie Impact: How the Erie Canal Changed Food

Many of us know that the construction of the Erie Canal was hailed as one of the greatest architectural feats ever seen, but did you know that it dramatically changed what we eat and how we grow it? From agriculture to industry, the canal's construction brought about sweeping changes. Join the Arkell Museum's Curator of Education & Public Engagement Jenna Peterson Riley for an exploration of these changes, from paper bags to Beech-Nut and beyond!

This program is free but donations are welcome. For more information, please contact Curator of Education & Public Engagement Jenna Peterson Riley at jriley@arkellmuseum.org or (518) 673-2314 x 113.

Museum & Library Event
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 2:00pm
Picturing America - Thomas Hart Benton

During this free weekly program, children in grades K-6th are invited to explore history and art. They'll learn about American history through art paintings, visit paintings in the Night Watch gallery, hear stories, and do an art project!

Here are the artists whose work we'll be exploring each week.

August 3: Thomas Hart Benton

For more information, contact Jenna Peterson Riley, Curator of Education & Public Engagement at jriley@arkellmuseum.org.

Art Talk
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 1:00pm
Onward! "Great Duties Await You" Student Gallery Walk with Artist Christine Heller

Join artist Christine Heller for a guided gallery walk through her exhibit "Truth is the Only Safe Ground to Stand Upon" for a discussion of the suffragists she has depicted in portraits and how their work is relevant to women today. Heller will also discuss her own journey as an artist, and how her career has led to this exhibition.

All students, male and female, are welcome to this lively discussion. Through the course of the program, Girl Scouts will fulfill numbers 1, 2, 7, and 9 of the requirement for the "Centennial of Women's Suffrage in New York" patch program.

This is a free program for students elementary through high school, although donations are always welcome. For more information, please contact Jenna Peterson Riley, Curator of Education & Public Engagement at jriley@arkellmuseum.org or (518) 673-2314 x 113.

Event
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 5:00pm
Make a Suffrage Sash

Come learn more about New York's suffragists and the sashes they wore to protest for their cause, then try your hand at making your own! Tour through the exhibit "'Truth is the Only Safe Ground to Stand Upon': Portraits of New York State Suffragists by Christine Heller" for inspiration! This program is open to all ages, and you are welcome to make a sash for any cause you care about!

This is a free program, but donations are always welcome. For more information, contact Curator of Education & Public Engagement Jenna Peterson Riley at jriley@arkellmuseum.org or (518) 673-2314 x 113.

Concert
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
Songs of Suffrage with Katie Boardman

Songs of Suffrage, a program of music for all ages, will explore opinions and movements about the right of women to vote in the United States. Come ready to sing along with the songs - for and against - of how women won the right to vote.

Katie Boardman enjoys discovering and sharing the stories of the past through the songs and music of the past. She has performed vocal and instrumental music at historic sites and museums throughout New York State, and for over 20 years directed historic music programs at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, NY. Katie teaches at the Cooperstown Graduate Program for Museum Studies and has also performed and taught historic music in after school and Artist in the Classroom programs.

Admission to the program is free. For more information, please contact Jenna Peterson Riley, Curator of Education & Public Engagement at jriley@arkellmuseum.org or (518) 673-2314 x 113.

Museum & Library Event
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Burden of the Ballot - 1917 Suffrage Debate One Act Play

When Emily Rankin’s college friend Dorry Scribner comes for a visit, things do not proceed as usual at Cherry Hill. Dorry is a suffragist, and the Rankins are not so sure woman suffrage is a good idea. Addressing the suffrage question brings out the hopes and fears of these women living through this important moment in American history.

"The Burden of the Ballot" is an original one-act play by Dr. Krysta Dennis, Lecturer in Creative Arts at Siena College, featuring Janet Kimlicko as Catherine Rankin, Kellyrose Marry as Emily Rankin, Sydney Paluch as Dorry Scribner, and Sandra Boynton as Mrs. Pruyn. First performed at Historic Cherry Hill in May 2017, this encore performance of "The Burden of the Ballot" is being staged in conjunction with the Arkell Museum's exhibition 'Truth is the Only Safe Ground to Stand Upon', featuring portraits and quotes of New York State suffragists by artist Christine Heller.

Admission to the program is free, and doors will open at 6:30. For more information, please contact Jenna Peterson Riley, Curator of Education & Public Engagement at jriley@arkellmuseum.org or (518) 673-2314 x 113.

Concert
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 7:00pm
Historic Songs of the Erie Canal with Cosby Gibson & Tom Staudle

Join us for a lively celebration of the music of the Erie Canal with songwriters and singers Cosby Gibson & Tom Staudle. Gibson & Staudle have been performing for seven years in hundreds of events. Together they play acoustic and blues-style originals and favorites with a variety of instruments such as guitar, violin, banjo, harmonica, and ukulele, and are excited to celebrate the bicentennial of the Erie Canal with a performance combining the history and music of "Clinton's Ditch."

Doors open at 6:30, and the concert begins at 7:00. Admission to the concert is free for Arkell Museum members, and the cost of regular museum admission for not-yet members. For more information, contact Curator of Education & Public Engagement Jenna Peterson Riley at jriley@arkellmusem.org or call (518) 673 2314 x 113.

Regular Admission -
Members: Free
Adults: $9.00
Students and Senior Citizens: $6.50
Children ages 11 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

Event
Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
Grandparents Day - September 10

Let’s celebrate grandparents! Bring any and all grandparents, whether they are yours by blood or some you have adopted, to visit the Arkell, and receive up to four free adult or senior admissions for them. "Young-uns" and all other members of the party will receive 50% off of their admission. For more information, contact Curator of Education & Public Engagement Jenna Peterson Riley at jriley@arkellmusem.org or call (518) 673 2314 x 113.

Hours -
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Regular Admission -
Members: Free
Adults: $9.00
Students and Senior Citizens: $6.50
Children ages 11 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

Gloucester Harbor, c. 1900
John Twachtman (1853 – 1902)
Oil on canvas
Gift of Bartlett Arkell

Concert
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 7:00pm
Home Voices: The American Civil War Experience through Words & Music

"Soldier mortals would not survive if they were not blessed with the gift of imagination and the pictures of hope," wrote Confederate Private Henry Graves in the trenches outside Petersburg, Virginia. "The second angel of mercy is the night dream.”

Wanda Burch, historian & writer and John Kenosian, singer/songwriter, received a Saratoga Arts Community Arts individual artist grant for the presentation of performances of HOME VOICES in Montgomery County. We have the privilege of bringing them to the Arkell Museum for their fifth concert of the season at 7:00 pm on November 10th. Admission is free, and donations are always welcome.

Joining Wanda and John will be Gisella Montanez-Case, lead singer with the 77th NY Regimental Balladeers. The program will present excerpts from original letters to and from the Civil War soldier’s loved ones, accompanied by original words and music by John Kenosian. The letters are based on a new book by Wanda Burch: The Home Voices Speak Louder than the Drums: Dreams and the Imagination in Civil War Letters and Memoirs [McFarland Publishers, summer 2017]. Wanda will be available to sign her book before the program when doors open at 6:30.

Providing fresh perspective on the human side of the Civil War, this book explores the dreams and imaginings of those who fought it, as recorded in their letters, journals, and memoirs. Sometimes published as poems or songs or printed in newspapers, these rarely acknowledged writings reflect the personalities and experiences of their authors. Some expressions of fear, pain, loss, homesickness, and disappointment are related with grim fatalism, some with glimpses of humor.

Audience participation is encouraged on additional traditional songs from the period.

For further information about the event, please contact:
Jenna Peterson Riley, Curator of Education & Public Engagement
phone: 518-673-2314
email: jriley@arkellmuseum.org

For information about the book or the music, please contact:
Wanda Burch
cell: 518-281-4937
home: ronwan@capital.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wanda.burch.1

Saratoga Arts made this program possible with a Community Arts Individual Artist Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislators

Copies of the book will be available in the gift shop in advance of the event and the day of. To purchase a copy online, visit the following websites: The Home Voices Speak Louder than the Drums: Dreams and the Imagination in Civil War Letters and Memoirs [McFarland Publishers http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/book-2.php?id=978-1-4766-6558-0 ].
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Home-Voices-Speak-Louder-Drums/dp/1476665583The Home Voices Speak Louder than the Drums: Dreams and the Imagination in Civil War Letters and Memoirs [McFarland Publishers http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/book-2.php?id=978-1-4766-6558-0 ].
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Home-Voices-Speak-Louder-Drums/dp/1476665583

Event
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 12:00pm
Veterans Day - Sunday, November 11

First marked in November of 1919 to mark the end of WWI, Veterans Day honors those who have served our nation. All past service members of the United States military, and those who currently serve our veterans, such as those who work at VA Hospitals, train companion animals, or work in veteran service organizations, are welcome for free at the Arkell Museum and will receive 50% off admission for their entire party. For more information, contact Curator of Education & Public Engagement Jenna Peterson Riley at jriley@arkellmusem.org or call (518) 673 2314 x 113.

Hours -
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Regular Admission -
Members: Free
Adults: $9.00
Students and Senior Citizens: $6.50
Children ages 11 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

El Capitan, c. 1872-74
Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902)
Oil on paper mounted on linen

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