Weathering Winter on the Erie Canal

The New York State Canal System closed for the winter in mid-October this year. In the 19th century, the Erie Canal was also closed during the long, cold winter months. During this time, boats were not able to travel on a frozen canal, and the Canal was typically drained for maintenance. Due to ice, Read More »

Call for bakers!

The Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse invites bakers of all ages to register for the 36th Annual Gingerbread Gallery, a display of confectionery creations that celebrates the holidays and the Erie Canal. The first Gingerbread Gallery at the Erie Canal Museum celebrated the architecture of local buildings. It was a one-day Read More »

Erie Canalway IMPACT! Grants Support Education and Preservation along the Erie Canal

View Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Press Release WATERFORD, NY- The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is pleased to announce that 13 non-profit organizations and municipalities will receive Erie Canalway IMPACT! Grants in 2021 totaling $108,787. The grants advance vital work to preserve and showcase canal heritage, educate youth, and welcome people to explore the Read More »