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Free Curator Talk: Glassmaking Along the Canal

You are cordially invited to the Erie Canal Museum for a free curator talk about glassmaking on the Erie Canal. The program is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 12 in the second floor gallery of the Museum, located at 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse, New York. Curator Ashley Read More »

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Headline Heartland Passage Tour

Famed musicians Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, known for Ashokan Farewell, the theme song to Ken Burns' Civil War documentary and other tunes, headline the Baldwinsville stop on The Heartland Passage Tour. This unique performance event brings troubadours, performers and storytellers - and the local premiere of a documentary by an Academy Award winning Read More »

Senator Gillibrand Paid a Visit to the Erie Canal Museum

On Friday, April 21, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senator from New York, visited the Erie Canal Museum for a tour of the Museum and to talk about the importance of the arts and cultural sites in our communities. Leaders from other Central New York cultural organizations were in attendance. Read More »

Congratulations to the Refugee Assistance Program Manufacturing Trainees!

We were honored to host the 2017 Session 2 Manufacturing Training Initiative closing ceremonies for the Syracuse City School District Refugee Assistance Program. The eight students, all New Americans, celebrated the completion of their two-week program of training, in-class and on-site instruction, and engagement with individuals currently employed in the Read More »

ECM Board Elects 2017 Officers

The board of trustees of the Erie Canal Museum recently elected officers for 2017, and re-elected three trustees to second three-year terms. Steven H. Kelly, associate treasurer at Syracuse University, was elected president of the board. Vice President is Sarah Tietje, an academic counselor in the HEOP program at Cazenovia Read More »

Events

Haunted History Investigation with the Shadow Chasers

On November 10 from 8-11pm, you will be given the chance to investigate the Erie Canal Museum for paranormal activity! Learn the history of the Museum, the only existing Weighlock Building, and conduct your own investigation with the latest equipment and methods provided by the Shadow Chasers.Tickets are $15 per Read More »

27th Annual Gingerbread Gallery

Join us for one of Syracuse's oldest holiday traditions! When you visit the museum during the Gingerbread Gallery, the delicious aroma of ginger and candy will waft through the air, leading you to the second floor gallery. Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800's street scene with Read More »

Gingerbread Gallery Awards Ceremony

Join us as we announce the winners in each category for the 27th Annual Gingerbread Gallery! Read More »

Collected Memories: Quilts, Quilters and Quilting

Quilts are like time machines. While they have been used for centuries to keep warm and utilize fabric scraps, they also tell a story. This exhibit will transport visitors back in time with a narrative told through the medium of quilts. All quilts in the exhibit are from the collection Read More »

Reception for Collected Memories

Everyone is invited to our Sunday afternoon reception for Collected Memories featuring a gallery talk by collector Frances Parks at 2:00 PM. Tea and cookies will be served.Quilts are like time machines. While they have been used for centuries to keep warm and utilize fabric scraps, they also tell a Read More »