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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

Hidden Perspectives: Women's Lives on the Erie Canal
In the Weighlock Gallery
Dates: September 20, 2017 - October 31, 2017

Stories of women whose lives were impacted by the Erie Canal, shared through writings, artifacts and the vast collection of images owned by the Museum. Ends October 31.


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

Upcoming Events

Reflections on Erie's Waters Lecture
The Sacred Waters of the Haudenosaunee and the Trauma of the Erie Canal
Dates: October 28, 2017 - October 28, 2017

The Fairport Public Library in Fairport, New York will host this talk by Philip P. Arnold, professor of religion at Syracuse University, and Jake Edwards of the Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs. The speakers will discuss the important role of waterways in Haudenosaunee cosmology, and the Erie Canal's profound environmental effects and traumatic consequences on Haudenosaunee relationships to their lands. The event is part of our Reflections on Erie's Waters statewide lecture program, and is free and open to the public. Register at http://www.fairportlibrary.org/. Reflections on Erie's Waters is 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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Museum <span>News</span>
Museum <span>News</span>

Museum News

Book Talk and Signing
Author Don Cazentre Discusses "Spirits & Cocktails of Upstate New York"
Dates: November 14, 2017 - November 14, 2017

Author and food and drink writer Don Cazentre will discuss and sign copies of his new book, "Spirits & Cocktails of Upstate New York" during this special event at the Museum. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for samples by local distilleries, and the book talk will begin at 6:00 p.m. Cazentre is a journalist with Syracuse.com/The Post-Standard and is the author of "New York Breweries," a popular book about area breweries, brewers and beer, now in its second edition. Free parking is available in the lot across the street from the Museum under routes 81 and 690.


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