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Address: 2 Erie Blvd, Canajoharie, NY 13317
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+1 518-673-2314
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10:00 - 05:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 05:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The mission of the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie and the Canajoharie Library...

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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Local history, beautiful building, helpful staff, nice gift shop, intriguing artworks. Good place to bring family. Look at the map on the floor! Affordable.

Reviewed 3 December 2016
Laura H
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Local history, beautiful building, helpful staff, nice gift shop, intriguing artworks. Good place to bring family. Look at the map on the floor! Affordable.

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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Area history, art exhibits, good place for families to go. Beautiful building, intriguing artworks. Nice souvenir shop. Friendly staff

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Tustin, California
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476 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 468 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I’m really torn about my rating of the Arkell Museum. I was looking forward to seeing a good chunk of Bartlett Arkell’s collection of paintings, but perhaps my timing was not good. It turned out that a large portion of the gallery space was dedicated to a history of the Beech-Nut company. Now, this was not a total downer (hey,... More 

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Rego Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Very convenient to get to, just off the Canajoharie exit of the Thruway, this little gem of a museum has exhibits you would expect to find in a much greater institution. Fans of American art will be surprised to see that the art museum has works by Winslow Homer, William Chase, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Thomas Eakins, Benjamin West, Gilbert Stuart and... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I cannot tell you how many times I have driven by this building while driving on the Thruway and saw the lovely building but had no idea it was a museum--it just says "Arkell". It was donated to the town by the owners of the Beechnut family. It is attached to the library which is a great idea. John Singer... More 

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Thank SJBA64
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Take advantage of this local treasure just off Exit 29 of the NYS Thruway. The museum houses a delightful collection of quality pieces one would not expect to find this far from the big city. It's definitely worth the stop and a good excuse to take a break from driving.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Canajoharie is the home of BeechNut gum, candies and food products. Arkell was one of the owners, and besides advertising BeechNut products with a traveling circus, he also was a discerning art collector. Map of the Mohawk Valley on a gallery floor, local library in other half of building. Spend an hour here.

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Thank LGardels
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I've been wanting to go to the Arkell for a long time as from the web site, it looks like a lovely modernist building with a great collection. I'm glad I was driving by as its quite small and had I made a specific trip, I would have been disappointed. The institution is a little odd as its both the... More 

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Thank Zzardvark
Boonton, New Jersey
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on this impressive small museum while passing through. As I hate spending hours running thru most oversized art collections, this carefully curated museum allowed me to learn and actually read about the different artists and history. In an hour and a half I saw everything, learned so excited much and had the time and condor to study the... More 

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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This museum is a secret. I was very impressed with its collection and those involved in managing the museum. Many of us hope the Board and executive director will hire someone to market this facility.

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