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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 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 States. 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

It's Knot Art
In the Link Gallery
Dates: January 18, 2020 - April 15, 2020

On display now in the first-floor Link Gallery. Maine-born and Syracuse-based artist Ellen Agnew's unique exhibit features works of abstract fiber art created with rope knots and other bits of found material that she finds on the shores of Maine.


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

UpcomingEvents

Winter Exhibits Reception and Talk
Free and open to the public
Dates: February 7, 2020 - February 7, 2020

Join us Friday, February 7 from 5-7 p.m. at a reception for our new Weighlock Gallery and Link Gallery exhibits. View "The Story of Water: The Erie Canal as a Site of Untold Stories" in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery, and "It's Knot Art" in the first-floor Link Gallery. The reception will include artist remarks, and light refreshments will be served. Free parking is available in the lot across the street under routes 81 and 690.


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

Museum News

Training session for current and prospective volunteer docents
All welcome!
Dates: February 3, 2020 - February 3, 2020

Current volunteers, Canal and history lovers, and all who like meeting people are invited to a training session for volunteer docents scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, February 3 at the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse. Museum Educator Derrick Pratt will provide background on the Erie Canal and the Museum, information on conducting a tour, a docent manual, and details on volunteering. No prior experience is necessary. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Please complete and submit a volunteer application form before signing up. It's available on the Join & Give page of our website. Email your completed form to derrick@eriecanalmuseum.org or mail it to the Museum. We look forward to seeing you!


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