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Arkell Museum

2 Erie Blvd, Canajoharie, NY 13317-1138
+1 518-673-2314
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Unexpected surprise

We took our 6 & 10 yo grandsons and they enjoyed it as much as we did. Finished the outing with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
applecrate13459
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Sharon Springs, New York
Perfect little museum off the canal

We stopped off the canal to visit the town to see the Arkell and the Boiling Pots swimming holes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
tabhauser
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Long Island
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The mission of the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie and the Canajoharie Library is to 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.
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2 Erie Blvd, Canajoharie, NY 13317-1138
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+1 518-673-2314
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 6 & 10 yo grandsons and they enjoyed it as much as we did. Finished the outing with lunch in the pavilion by the Mohawk River. Great local outing for all ages.

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CuratorofEducation, Public Relations Manager at Arkell Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and the nearby Riverfront Park. We hope you and your grandsons will stop by and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped off the canal to visit the town to see the Arkell and the Boiling Pots swimming holes. This is a nice little museum worth a visit for its original art and to see one of the best reproductions of the Night Watchman. nice...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Our 3rd visit, and the collection is still superb for a museum of this size. Don't miss it; portraits [one of the 70+ copies Stuart did of George Washington], Winslow Homer, American impressionists and more.

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

My sister and I were visiting the Mohawk Valley to explore our Palatine ancestor's history so our local guide naturally took us to The Arkell Museum. To our delight, we were able to orient ourselves to the towns along the Mohawk River thanks to the...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

This is a must see when in the area. The artwork is beautiful, they took great care to display all of the pieces in settings easy for people to mingle and enjoy. We also enjoyed the history of the Arkell family. It was donated by...More

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CuratorofEducation, Public Relations Manager at Arkell Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Pat, thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We hope you will stop by and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Went here to see a specific exhibition two years ago and consider it a gem! Check their website for ongoing exhibits...

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

What a wonderful surprise to find a fabulous art gallery right around the corner in an unassuming small town. The Arkell Museum has art from Homer, Wyeth, Georgia O'Keefe, a copy of Rembrant's Night Watch and so much more. The interesting history about the Beech...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Totally did not expect this oasis of high culture in a small town in the hills far from major urban areas. Very fine collection; not too large; perfect for small children who might be overwhelmed by larger museums in big cities. Only wish that the...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Small collection, beautifully presented in several galleries, gathered by the Askell family (who ran Beech-Nut in Canajoharie). Huge emphasis on American 20th century with a nice group of Ashcan School painters.Well worth the visit if you are in the area. Have lunch at Jim's Irish...More

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CuratorofEducation, Guest Relations Manager at Arkell Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit, and had a chance to see some of our Ashcan artists out on display in our "Masterworks" exhibit. We hope you will stop back...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We were staying at Cooperstown and wanted to explore the surrounding area. Saw an ad for the Arkell Museum in a tourist book and we decided to go. Upon arriving, we did not have high expectations but that soon changed as soon as we walked...More

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CuratorofEducation, Public Relations Manager at Arkell Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

We are so glad that you stopped in and that you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully, you will have the chance to stop in and see us soon, we have recently opened our newest exhibits, "Masterworks" and "Masterworks on Paper," which will be up through the...More

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