Lunchtime Lecture

Register Here Learn more about the restoration of the historic Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct, the only restored towpath era aqueduct on the Erie Canal. Explore this engineering marvel and the tremendous effort involved in its rehabilitation! Presenting is David Beebe, President of the Camillus Canal Society and Director of Read More »

Top Ten Erie Canal Books

200 years ago the construction of the Erie Canal from Albany to Buffalo radically transformed New York State. Cities like Syracuse, Rochester, and Utica sprang up along its banks; the Great Lakes and New York City boomed thanks to their new linkage; and New York itself became known nationwide as the Read More »

Who are the Erie Canal Museum’s top Gingerbread Gallery bakers?

The judges have spoken! This year’s panel of judges recently completed scoring submissions in the 35th Annual Gingerbread Gallery at the Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East in downtown Syracuse. This year’s judges were Fiona Day of Pie’s The Limit Bakery in the Salt City Markey (, Merike Treier, Executive Director at Downtown Read More »