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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!

 

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

Current Exhibitions

Buffalo: Western Terminus of the Erie Canal
In the Link Gallery
Dates: September 20, 2017 - January 7, 2018

View Buffalo-based artist Dana Hatchett's landscape drawings of Buffalo during the Canal's early years, which are accompanied by historical information about Buffalo and the Erie Canal.


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

Upcoming Events

Community Open House
Music, Food and Fun at the Museum
Dates: September 26, 2017 - September 26, 2017

You're invited to the Museum for a fun evening in celebration of the World Canals Conference and the Erie Canal Bicentennial! We'll have live music from The Bog Brothers and yummy treats from the Sassy Taco Food Truck beginning at 6 p.m. A cash bar with Middle Ages Swallow Wit, Southern Tier Live, Ommegang Nirvana, Critz Farms Four Screw Cider, wine and soda will open at 5 p.m. The Museum will be open the entire time with a photo scavenger hunt and kids' coloring station. This FREE event will be fun for the whole family!


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

Museum News

Free Curator Talk is Thursday, October 12
Presentation Focuses on Glassmaking Along the Canal
Dates: October 12, 2017 - October 12, 2017

Our next curator talk is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 12 in the second floor gallery of the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East. Curator Ashley Maready discusses the craft and history of glassmaking, the Erie Canal's role in the industry, and glassmakers who operated along the Canal. This is the fourth in a series of free curator talks offered by the Museum. It includes time for questions, and free parking is available in Museum-designated spots in the lot across the street under routes 81 and 690. For more information email curator@eriecanalmuseum.org.


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