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Arkell Museum

2 Erie Blvd, Canajoharie, NY 13317
+1 518-673-2314
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Fine treat for art lovers in small classic historic American town

Totally did not expect this oasis of high culture in a small town in the hills far from major urban... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert H
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London
Perfectly maintained collection in a beautiful building.

Small collection, beautifully presented in several galleries, gathered by the Askell family (who... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RonL40
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Utica, New York
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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: 10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2 Erie Blvd, Canajoharie, NY 13317
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+1 518-673-2314
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank RonL40
CuratorofEducation, Guest Relations Manager at Arkell Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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

Thank papuzza
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

Reviewed 20 August 2017

Thank heavens, sometimes, for FB. A friend posted about her visit here, so it got added to our Erie Canal itinerary. The Arkell money came from the Beech-Nut Company, whose 1905 factory looms over it just a few blocks away. There is a lot of...More

Thank lnwyd
CuratorofEducation, Guest Relations Manager at Arkell Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you for your review! We are so glad your friend shared about her visit and brought you to us, and hope you will continue to spread the word. And actually, we did want to let you know that the lights in our galleries stay...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

The Arkell Museum is a unexpected treasure that is located in a town that has, like many in that region, seen better days. Small and intimate with expertly curated exhibits, and a first rate permanent collection, the Arkell is well worth the drive. The Erie...More

Thank cpear16
CuratorofEducation, Guest Relations Manager at Arkell Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thank you very much for taking a moment to write a review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit, especially our exhibit "Mingling the Waters: 200 Years on the Erie Canal." We hope you will come back after September 16 to...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017

visited there on Saturday and loved all the history of the Erie Canal, the Beechnut factory plus world class art

Thank Nancy T
CuratorofEducation, Public Relations Manager at Arkell Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Nancy, Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your our exhibits, and hope you will be back to see us again soon! Best, Jenna Peterson Riley Curator of Education & Public Engagement

Reviewed 28 July 2017

Stopped here recently to view the Erie Canal exhibit for the bicentennial of the canal. Although I enjoyed the exhibit which gives a good grounding in life along and on the canal through the ages the museum itself doesn't present an inviting welcome to visitors....More

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CuratorofEducation, Public Relations Manager at Arkell Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to write; we always appreciate hearing from our visitors. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed our Erie Canal exhibit. We have received great feedback about it, as well as our exhibit featuring Christine Heller's suffragist...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

You who are driving the 90 and see a funny sign that you can't quite parse at first - can a jo har eee that is where you pull off to learn about the early days of New York and the people who carved out...More

Thank Kate-a-ru
CuratorofEducation, Public Relations Manager at Arkell Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, Kate-a-ru, we are so glad to hear that you enjoy visiting. Keep spreading the word!

Reviewed 10 June 2017

The museum is small and has some good pieces. It was a very pleasant viewing experience. There is an exhibit on the history of the Beech-Nut factory, which I found interesting.More

Thank medusagirl
CuratorofEducation, Public Relations Manager at Arkell Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you so much for your review; we're glad that you found the Beech-Nut exhibit especially interesting, and really appreciate your taking the time to write. We would love to know what we can do to make it a 5/5 for your next visit. Please...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

For those who love museums and like to see work from their permanent collection that you ordinarily might not see, you will enjoy this small museum located right off the NY Turnpike in Upstate New York. The owner of Beech Nut company started collecting and...More

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CuratorofEducation, Guest Relations Manager at Arkell Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for your review, Mary Jo M! We hope you come back and see us again soon. Starting in September we will have an exhibit of the "Masterworks" of our collection out on display in our changing galleries, including the rarely exhibited Winslow Homer...More

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