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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February 21, 2017
The role of the Erie Canal in the development of Syracuse is well know. But who were the men who built and operated the Canal? Andrew W. Cohen, professor of history at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, will explore the world of these laborers, whom Moby Dick author Herman Melville once called “Metropolitan Freebooters,” at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, March 2 at the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse. Free for Museum members, just $5 for non-members. This is the first in a series of lunchtime lectures scheduled for 2017, and we hope you will join us!
February 2, 2017
Lock By Lock: Ray Sax Illustrates the Canal opens on Friday, February 10 in the second-floor gallery of the Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse. This exhibition features pen and ink drawings of all 57 locks in the New York State Canal System by commercial artist Raymond Sax of North Syracuse, New York. For four years after he retired, Mr. Sax visited and illustrated every lock in the system, which includes the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Seneca-Cayuga canals. These drawings were last exhibited in 2012, and reflect the beauty and engineering of the state’s inland waterways. The exhibition is open daily through May 13.
January 20, 2017
What is a mule, and why were these humble animals the backbone of the early Erie Canal? Curator Ashley Maready discusses mules, fact and fiction, history and science, at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, February 23 at the Erie Canal Museum. The program is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in Museum-designated spots in the lot on Erie Boulevard East under routes 81 and 690. We hope you will join us!