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Derrick Pratt Joins Staff as Museum Educator

The Erie Canal Museum recently welcomed Derrick Pratt, of Chittenango, New York, as its new Museum Educator. Derrick most recently worked at Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, where he was director of programs. In this newly created position at the Erie Canal Museum, he will identify and implement opportunities to Read More »

Confectionery Creations at the Museum

Doors open Friday, November 22 to the 34th annual Gingerbread Gallery to benefit the Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East in downtown Syracuse. This exhibit, which began as a one-day display in 1986, celebrates the Erie Canal, the holidays, and local landmarks with confectionery creations made by professional and Read More »

Museum Closed Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Erie Canal Museum will be closed for the Easter holiday on Sunday, April 21, 2019. The institution and its exhibits will reopen at 10 a.m. Monday, April 22, and will be open until 5 p.m. Easter is one of five days throughout the year that the Museum and its Read More »

Congratulations, Gingerbread Bakers!

Guest judges recently completed scoring submissions to the 33rd Annual Gingerbread Gallery at the Erie Canal Museum. Amateur bakers’ submissions to the annual exhibit were judged on the basis of overall appeal, originality, difficulty and creative use of materials. Top bakers in the Youth, Family/Group, and Senior categories are honored Read More »

Ticket to Ride Helps Fund Field Trips

The Erie Canal Museum is a proud participant in Ticket to Ride, a program of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. Ticket to Ride offers transportation and educational program funding for schools across New York State. By covering bus and tour fees, the program makes it possible for schools to Read More »


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 »