7 Northside Drive
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Phone: (518) 373-2255
Fax: (518) 373-7888
Arts & Museums
The Urger is the epitome of the 'little tugboat that could.' Built in 1901, it has been pushing people and boats around the Midwest and Northeast waterways for over a hundred years. Moreover, it is definitely one of the oldest working vessels in the country today and it still charters people around the scenic towns along the Hudson River. The crew ferries people on the river during the Summer and Fall seasons only.
Salvaged in 2005, by the New York State Museum and various other public and private sector societies and agencies, the Day Peckinpaugh is the only intact canal motor ship of New York. Originally, built as a cargo carrier in the year 1921, the Day Peckinpaugh is set to be moored at the Matton Shipyard. Also, the ship is added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The Shaker Movement or more technically the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, was an offshoot branch of the Quakers and in this part of upstate NY, Watervliet (present-day Colonie) was called home. Today, the Shaker Heritage Society is a non-profit organization that aims to promote and preserve this very first Shaker settlement in the nation. The society holds different activities and events to educate people about the Shakers, their culture and other facts. Craft fairs, workshops, concerts, dramas and much more are organized throughout the year.
This museum features furniture, toys and artifacts from the 19th and 18th centuries.
The Museum explores the area's rich technological heritage with interactive exhibits. The Museum's Planetarium features the GOTO Star Projector. Tours are available. Plus, the gift shop offers high-quality, unusual items and gifts including hard-to-find science educational toys.
The Jerry Burrell Gallery of the Hamilton Hill Arts Center presents the multifaceted dimensions of African, African-American art. The Susan Cunningham Resource Library of the Hamilton Hill Arts Center is focused on the Arts and Culture of the African Diaspora. Hamilton Hill Arts Center organizes a variety of cultural programs based on cultures and arts of the African Diaspora for both adults and children.
Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery houses an internationally recognized art collection and a public library. Its permanent collection features over 350 American paintings and sculpture including 21 oils and watercolors by Winslow Homer. Some of the artists represented include Charles Loring Elliott, Childe Hassam, John LaFarge, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Newell Convers Wyeth.
Features photography exhibits, programs, and workshops.
The Arts Center offers classes, performances & events, The Memoir Project, family Sundays, and a gallery.
A museum of Rensselaer County history with over 40,000 artifacts and related materials. They have a large research library with photographs, genealogical materials, church, business and civic organization records.
Visitors to the museum can learn about early bottle making methods and view the surviving hand tools, a miniature model of a typical 1800's glass furnace and exhibits of hand made bottles.
The main office building of Burden Iron Works, functions as a museum getting visitors acquainted with industrialization process that changed Troy in the 19th Century. The building, constructed in the 1880s, is a red brick structure with a prominent octagonal cupola perched atop it. The exhibits on display are artifacts that were once used in the manufacturing of iron. Visits to Burden Iron Works Museum are by appointment only, call ahead for further details.