Skip to Content

News

Erie Canal Museum celebrates 55 years after rescue from near-demolition

See the story on Syracuse.com here. By Katrina Tulloch, ktulloch@syracuse.com, syracuse.com SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- This week, the Erie Canal Museum celebrates 55 years as a public museum devoted to telling the Erie Canal's story, after almost being torn down to build Interstate 81. The museum opened in 1962 after years Read More »

How the Erie Canal took the U.S. from third-world status to economic powerhouse

See story at WRVO here. Canal enthusiasts from all over the world converged on Syracuse this week for the 2017 World Canals Conference. One of the reasons organizers chose central New York is it's intimate history with the Erie Canal, which is celebrating the bicentennial the start of its Read More »

Massive paintings have sprung up in the middle of a downtown Syracuse street

See story on Syracuse.com here. By Marnie Eisenstadt, meisenstadt@syracuse.com, syracuse.com Syracuse, N.Y. -- The middle of a downtown street has become a massive canvas for local artists. In recent weeks, six immense paintings and drawings have taken over the middle of East Water Street. The art stretches 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 »

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 »