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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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, photography, music, storytelling, and drawing & painting), with the first happening on Saturday, May 6. 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.
April 6, 2017
We were honored to host the 2017 Session 2 Manufacturing Training Initiative closing ceremonies for the Syracuse City School District Refugee Assistance Program. The eight students, all New Americans, celebrated the completion of their two-week program of training, in-class and on-site instruction, and engagement with individuals currently employed in the manufacturing industry, with a certificate ceremony and a guided tour of the Museum. We talked about the role the Erie Canal played in immigration to the United States in the 19th century and invited them to come back to visit us anytime! Also, we’d like to thank Darco Manufacturing for thinking of us for this event!