The Newark-Arcadia Museum recently opened a new exhibit, “Hometown Grown: 200 Years of Agriculture.” It includes many facets of the local agricultural scene, to include many farm tools, a farm to table kitchen scene, milk bottles from Newark dairies, the nationally-known nurseries of C.W. Stuart and Jackson & Perkins, Newark Fair, Edgett-Burnham Canning Co., GLF, and much more.
Another very special display is the 200th Anniversary of the founding of Newark. Newark was founded in 1819 by Joseph Miller, a canal contractor and supervisor who built this section of the famed Erie Canal. He purchased 100 acres of land and Newark was born – a true canal town.
The museum is located at 120 High St., across from the Newark Public Library and Hoffman Clock Museum. Summer hours are Saturdays, 1 to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. For information: 315-331-6409, or check the website at www.newarkarcadiamuseum.org