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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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Erie Canal Odyssey by Frank Forte
In the Link Gallery
Dates: September 15, 2020 - February 28, 2021

Exhibit extended! Photographer Frank Forte shares 10 multi-image panels that depict communities, structures, boats, people, and activities along the canals of New York State, from Waterford to Seneca Falls. The exhibit depicts the first part of his self-commissioned mission to visit and photograph New York's entire canal system.

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Old Erie Canal Community Working Group
Annual Meeting
Dates: January 14, 2021 - January 14, 2021

Join the OEC CWG for it's annual meeting, this time held virtually via Zoom and Facebook Live. Like previous years, we will review the accomplishments of 2020 and discuss upcoming initiatives for 2021. Register here:

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Syracuse NY: Revitalized Former Erie Canal Town
Gateway Mavens Blog
Dates: November 2, 2020 - November 2, 2020

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