Committed to preserving the only existing weighlock building in the United States, the Erie Canal Museum collects and conserves Canal material, champions an appreciation and understanding of Erie Canal history through educational programming and promotes an awareness of the Canal's transforming effects on the past, present and future. More about the Museum...
September 2, 2015
Join us for a symposium and premier screening of the new documentary film, Boom and Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal, scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 12 at the Erie Canal Museum. The program is free and open to the public.
Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Paul Wagner and co-produced by Steve Zeitlin of CityLore and Erie Canal Museum Curator Daniel Ward, the film tells the story of industrial expansion and decline along the Erie Canal and examines its impact on the lives of workers in steel, grain, textiles and shipping. The film will be introduced by Wagner, whose credits include The Stone Carvers and Windhorse. Workers, scholars and performers featured in the film will participate in panel discussions facilitated by Ward and Zeitlin, and storytellers will tell tales of life on the Erie Canal. We hope to see you!
September 2, 2015
You are cordially invited to the first annual Locktender’s Cocktail Party and Museum Fundraiser, Friday, October 2 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Erie Canal Museum. We’re honoring the Erie Canal and our institution during this fun event, which will include wine tastings, fantastic food and desserts, entertainment and a silent auction of donated items. Tickets are just $50 per person, and all proceeds benefit our mission and programs. Click here to purchase tickets.
August 25, 2015
Join us for a free talk by Erie Canal Museum Curator Dr. Dan Ward, scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Saturday, August 29 at the museum in downtown Syracuse. Dr. Ward will discuss our work cataloging the archival collections of the Canal Society of New York State, which include everything from tavern furnishings to stamps and glass plate negatives. The program includes a question and answer session and a variety of items on display. For more information call 315-471-0593, ext. 13.