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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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Digital<span>Exhibitions</span>
Digital<span>Exhibitions</span>

DigitalExhibitions

Learn with the Erie Canal Museum's digital exhibits
Accessible online, any time
Dates: March 17, 2020 - April 30, 2020

Visit our Digital Exhibitions page for links to informative, educational exhibits about women and the Erie Canal, the Erie Canal and immigration, mules, and other topics. This page also includes our interactive "Reflections on Erie's Waters" exhibit. Great for in-person and online instruction; available any time.


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

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Quarantine Coffee Hours Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Hosted by Educator Derrick Pratt
Dates: March 27, 2020 - April 16, 2020

Our new Quarantine Coffee Hours will be streamed on Facebook Live every Thursday at 10 a.m.! Read articles about Canal topics on the Newsroom page of our website, https://eriecanalmuseum.org/about/newsroom/, and share your questions and impressions with Museum Educator Derrick Pratt on Facebook. The first two articles are posted now; the remaining articles will appear by Monday of each week. Join us!


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

Museum News

Curator talks and more on YouTube
Check the Museum's channel for fun, educational videos
Dates: April 1, 2020 - May 14, 2020

Starting April 1, we're putting some of the Erie Canal Museum's presentations and lectures on our YouTube channel. A presentation about a new topic will appear every other Wednesday. On alternate Wednesdays, you can view videos featuring our digital exhibits. First up is "Wish You Were Here: Erie Canal Postcards." Be sure to check them out!


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