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...
April 6, 2016
We are proud to be involved in this project and grateful for the support of the New York State Department of State and the Central New York Community Foundation. Check this website soon for more details on the opening event.
March 14, 2016
The Erie Canal Museum will host an opening reception, artist’s talk and musical program in conjunction with the photography show Speaking in Light: Reflections on the Erie Canal by Terry McMaster. The event is scheduled for 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 and is free and open to the public. McMaster will present stories and songs from the Canal era and discuss works in the photo exhibit. McMaster is a photographer, storyteller and musician who specializes in the history of Upstate New York and the musical and storytelling traditions of the Celtic people. Speaking in Light is on exhibit daily through May 30 at the Erie Canal Museum. For more information call (315) 471-0593 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 9, 2016
The board and staff of the Erie Canal Museum are proud to welcome Natalie Stetson as the institution’s new executive director. Stetson joined the Museum on March 7 after two and a half years as director of development at the Seward House in Auburn, New York. Her new position is a homecoming of sorts, because she started at the Museum as a collections intern in 2010 while earning an M.A. in Museum Studies at Syracuse University. She became our director of development and marketing later that year.
Stetson holds a B.A. in literature and American studies from the Honors College of Florida Atlantic University. She resides in Syracuse and serves on the boards of the Westcott Neighborhood Association and the Cayuga County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
“I am ecstatic to have returned to the Erie Canal Museum as executive director,” Stetson said. “I am excited to pick up on the momentum here and to help bring the Museum to the next level as a community asset. It was my passion for American history that initially led me to the museum field, and the Canal is an incredible American story that should be celebrated nationwide. With the bicentennial on the horizon, there could not be a more thrilling time for me to return to the Museum.”