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Experience the Great American Adventure Story of the Erie Canal.

The Erie Canal Museum is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the the 1850 National Register Weighlock Building, the last remaining structure of its kind, and 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!

The Erie Canal Museum is partially funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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

Current Exhibitions

Photographs of Spencerport by Joe Pompili
In the Link Gallery
Dates: January 26, 2018 - May 5, 2018

Photographer Joe Pompili strives to capture the vibrancy of the world around us. This exhibit of photographs showcases the Erie Canal village of Spencerport in Monroe County near Rochester, New York.

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

Upcoming Events

The Life and Times of DeWitt Clinton
Free Curator Talk at the Erie Canal Museum
Dates: February 22, 2018 - February 22, 2018

The life and times of DeWitt Clinton, the New York political leader credited with leading the drive to build the Erie Canal, is the topic of a free presentation at the Museum on Thursday, February 22 at 12:00 p.m. Museum Curator Ashley Maready will discuss Clinton's career and the forces that were at play before and during Canal construction 200 years ago. We hope you will attend!

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

Museum News

ECM Board Elects Officers for 2018
Three New Trustees Join Museum's Governing Body
Dates: January 24, 2018 - December 31, 2018

The Erie Canal Museum board of trustees recently elected officers for 2018, and elected three new trustees to two-year terms.

Patrick J. Griffin was elected president of the board. Sarah Tietje-Mietz was elected vice president. Michael P. Goetz, CPA, was elected treasurer. Blaine T. Bettinger was elected secretary. Steven H. Kelly, immediate past president, was elected chair of the board. Michael Harriff, Tia A. Jones, and Brett A. Mosier joined the board and will serve two-year terms.

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