Museum events slated

CANAJOHARIE — The following are events at the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library, according to a news release.

∫ Through Dec. 30, is marketing the Mohawk Valley. The Mohawk Valley and Canajoharie were marketing images for the Beech-Nut Packing Co. The landscape Beech-Nut Plant on the Mohawk River appeared in company advertising by the 1920s, and was featured on the first lithographed metal Beech-Nut Christmas box in 1924. The painting Slopes on the Mohawk by Edward Gay appeared on the box cover and served as the frontispiece image in The Beech-Nut Book of Menus and Recipes (which featured “Bessie Beech-Nut” on the cover). This new exhibit looks at the interwoven marketing of the Mohawk Valley, early Beech-Nut products, and the art collection built by Bartlett Arkell, and includes paintings by Cushman Parker, framed archival photographs and advertisements, and the Beech-Nut Christmas boxes. The event is, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

∫ At noon Saturday shop at the Arkell Museum shop — visit the museum shop for an array of art, books, and other items. Museum members receive a 10 percent off discount in the gift shop. Anyone who is not a member can join by visiting their membership page. During the end of the year holiday appeal, beginning Friday, for each new membership purchased on or before Dec. 30, will receive one additional free membership at the same level. This can be given to a family member or friend. If everyone is already an Arkell Museum member, the membership can be donated back to Arkell and they will make sure it is given to a family who can use it in the community.

By Kerry Minor

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