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...
December 11, 2016
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May 25, 2017
The Erie Canal Museum is excited to announce that Wednesdays at the Weighlock are back with a SUMMER HAPPY HOUR series. Every Wednesday from May 31 – August 30, the Museum will be open for FREE from 5pm – 7pm with live music, weekly collection showcase, trivia scavenger hunt, and a cash bar featuring $5 Middle Ages, Ommegang, and Southern Tier beer, $5 cider, $5 wine, and $2 soda and water. The Museum will be open for exploring throughout the whole event, so feel free to bring your family as well!
For details and updates about each week, including a performer schedule, visit eriecanalmuseum.org/watw
April 24, 2017
As part of a larger program called Reflections on Erie’s Waters, the Erie Canal Museum is hosting five different artist-led workshops: Poetry with Ellen Agnew on May 20 & June 3, music with Dave Ruch on June 15, photography with Willson Cummer on July 15, storytelling with Sean Kirst on July 29, and drawing & painting with Reina Apraez on September 13. You can find more information about the series and reserve your spot by clicking here.
April 21, 2017
On Friday, April 21, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senator from New York, visited the Erie Canal Museum for a tour of the Museum and to talk about the importance of the arts and cultural sites in our communities. Leaders from other Central New York cultural organizations were in attendance.
The Erie Canal Museum has received federal funding for projects like the first floor renovation, archival projects, and the Heartland Passage tour to occur later this year. Funding from federal sources allows us to appeal to our diverse audience in new and creative ways.