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...
November 16, 2015
It is that time of year again! The 30th Annual First Niagara Gingerbread Gallery is here. The upstairs gallery of the Erie Canal Museum has transformed into a 1800s street scene with gingerbread creations made by professional and amateur bakers from across the region on display in storefront windows. A soft opening will occur on November 20.
Friday, November 27 is our grand opening day with cocoa and cookies after the tree lighting in Clinton Square, which kicks off our busy holiday season. Be sure to check the schedule above for additional events.
Special hours Thursday, 12/24 & 31: 10:00 – 2:00
November 9, 2015
We are seeking volunteer ambassadors to staff the admissions table for the Museum’s 30th Annual First Niagara Gingerbread Gallery, scheduled for Friday, November 20 through Sunday, January 3. Volunteers are responsible for taking tickets and admissions to our second-floor gallery. Two volunteer shifts per day are available: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. You may sign up for as many shifts as you’d like. Phone Steve at (315) 471-0593, ext. 10 for more details or to sign up.
November 12, 2015
We are proud to announce that the Museum received a $17,000 grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to support our project to catalog and digitize historic Canal-related photographic glass and film negatives for addition to the New York Heritage Digital Collections website. This grant will help advance our efforts to give scholars and educators around the world greater access to our collections, which include primary documents, rare images and original artifacts from the Erie Canal and Barge Canal systems.
Established by Gladys Krieble Delmas and Jean Paul Delmas, the Foundation promotes the advancement and perpetuation of humanistic inquiry and artistic creativity by encouraging excellence in scholarship and in the performing arts, and by supporting research libraries and other institutions which transmit our cultural heritage.
We are very honored to receive this generous grant. Please join us in thanking the Delmas Foundation for its contribution to the Erie Canal Museum!