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...
July 22, 2016
Syracuse ArtsWeek is July 25-31, and the Museum is celebrating with two great events! At 12 p.m. Thursday, July 28, author Jack Kelly is here to talk about his new book, Heaven’s Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal. Kelly discusses the Canal’s construction and some of the historic events that took place on the waterway, taking the audience to a time when the Canal was one of the most vibrant, creative and trend-setting parts of the country. The program includes a question-and-answer session.
From 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday and Saturday, we invite children to help create artwork for the windows of the Nathan Roberts, the replica canal boat on our grounds. Draw and color pictures of people, animals and things that were on canal boats in the 19th century, and we will display them in the boat’s windows. Drawing paper and other material are supplied, and the program takes place outside if weather permits.
Both events are free and open to the public. We hope to see you!
May 16, 2016
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May 10, 2016
We are proud to announce that the M&T Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,500 for the Museum’s 2016 programs. This contribution will help us train volunteers and staff in a curriculum based on our new introductory exhibit and plan and conduct programs including children’s events, author talks and film screenings. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of M&T Bank, and supports a diverse range of civic, cultural, health and human service organizations with financial grants, employee volunteerism and in-kind services. We are honored to be a recipient of the Foundation’s generosity, and grateful for its continued support.