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Experience the Great American Adventure Story of the Erie Canal.

Housed in the 1850 Weighlock Building, the last remaining structure of its kind, the Erie Canal Museum is dedicated to telling the incredible adventure story of the Erie Canal. Come aboard a full size replica canal boat. Explore life in a canal town. Put on a puppet show. Experience a part of history that played an imperative role in the growth and development of the United State. The Erie Canal Museum is a must-see for adults and children of all ages!

 

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Current <span>Exhibitions</span>
Current <span>Exhibitions</span>

Current Exhibitions

Shown in the Link Gallery
Erie Canal Abstract: Pictures at an Expedition
Dates: May 10, 2017 - August 31, 2017

Abstract images of the Erie Canal by Rochester-based photographer Robert Graham, created during a 2015 trip along the waterway.


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Upcoming <span>Events</span>
Upcoming <span>Events</span>

Upcoming Events

The Heartland Passage Tour in Herkimer
Film, Cruise and Concert Event
Dates: September 2, 2017 - September 2, 2017

The first of ten special performance events that commemorate the Canal's bicentennial through songs, stories and film is scheduled for 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, September 2 at the Barge Canal Terminal, 800 Mohawk Street, Herkimer, New York. The Heartland Passage Tour's Herkimer stop includes a free showing of "Boom & Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal," a documentary by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Paul Wagner; storytelling by Katherine Charron and George Ward; and a cruise and concert with The Dady Brothers and Kit Fallon. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at eriecanalcruises.com.

The Heartland Passage Tour is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and a Regional Economic Development Grant through the New York State Council on the Arts. It is sponsored by City Lore (www.citylore.org), the Erie Canal Museum (eriecanalmuseum.org) and Livingston Arts (www.livingstonarts.org). For a complete schedule visit www.citylore.org/heartland-passage-tour.


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Museum <span>News</span>
Museum <span>News</span>

Museum News

Recent News
Senator Gillibrand Paid a Visit to the Erie Canal Museum
Dates: April 21, 2017 - 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.


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