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...
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.
August 17, 2015
Mark your calendar for the first annual Locktender’s Cocktail Party and Museum Fundraiser, scheduled for 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday, October 2. We’re celebrating the Erie Canal and our institution with a fun event featuring wine tastings, fantastic food and desserts, a silent auction and more. Tickets are just $50 per person. Check your mail and email soon for a formal invitation. All proceeds benefit the mission and programs of the Erie Canal Museum. For information on sponsoring this 0nce-yearly fundraiser, contact Vicki Krisak, director of development, at email@example.com.
July 16, 2015
Join us for a free, fun and educational program by historic re-enactor Dennis Heaphy from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, July 20 and Thursday, July 23. Heaphy will portray a 19th century canal boat captain making repairs to his vessel on a replica boat at the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East in downtown Syracuse. He will dress in period attire, use antique implements and interact with visitors while he tells stories and shares information about the Erie Canal. The program is part of Artsweek in downtown Syracuse, and will take place rain or shine. Free parking is at Visitor Center spots in the New York State Office Building lot between North State Street and Oswego Boulevard, adjacent to Erie Boulevard East.