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Experience the Great American Adventure Story of the Erie Canal.

The Erie Canal Museum located in Downtown Syracuse, NY, is dedicated 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. 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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Chittenango and the Erie Canal
In the Link Gallery
Dates: April 15, 2021 - August 15, 2021

This series of historical paintings by artist Bob Reed depict each of the Canal's three eras, plus scenes showing how other aspects of Bob's hometown of Chittenango developed during the Canal's heyday.

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BrewErie Canal
A Short History of Syracuse Breweries
Dates: May 27, 2021 - May 27, 2021

This presentation covers the storied brewing history in the Salt City. The city's central location on the Erie Canal, the easy access to fresh water and ice, and the ease of transportation coupled with the significant levels of immigration of Irish and German immigrants in the 19th century made Syracuse a major brewing center.

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Erie Canal Museum Receives IMPACT! Grant from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
to Support Erie Eats: The Erie Canal Foodways Project
Dates: January 14, 2021 - October 31, 2021

We are excited to announce that the Erie Canal Museum was one of 13 non-profit organizations and municipalities to be awarded an Erie Canalway IMPACT! Grant in 2021. The grant will help fund Erie Eats: The Erie Canal Foodways Project.
This project will showcase the diverse ways in which the Erie Canal radically impacted how people in New York State and beyond interacted with the most basic building blocks of human life, food and drink.

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