Erie Canal Museum Reopening Survey

Erie Canal Museum Reopening Survey

Syracuse museum seeks public input on reopening during COVID-19 pandemic On March 16, 2020, the Erie Canal Museum closed its doors to protect visitors, volunteers, and staff from the deadly coronavirus that swept the nation. We canceled or postponed until further notice all in-person programs and events. We continued to offer numerous resources and programs Read More »
Immigrants and the D&H Canal

Immigrants and the D&H Canal

By Bill Merchant, D&H Canal Historical Society (The author and the D&H Canal Historical Society express their gratitude to the Ulster County Community Grants Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley for their financial assistance towards our on- going research on this topic) America is a country of immigrants. They have always been Read More »
Erie Canal Song Lyrics, Music, History & More

Erie Canal Song Lyrics, Music, History, Videos and more

By Dave Ruch Note from author Dave Ruch – I’ve been singing this song with groups of kids and adults for 20 years now, researching its history as I travel across New York state. Enjoy!   Following is as much information as we know about the iconic song “Low Bridge! – Everybody Read More »
"21st Century Kids Along the Erie Canal" available free online

“21st Century Kids Along the Erie Canal” now free online

Erie Canal author and boatman Robert Graham just released a new book, 21st Century Kids Along the Erie Canal. The Erie Canal Museum is partnering with the author by making this book of photographs available for free on our website. Click here to access 21st Century Kids. The book features 102 photographs documenting the lives of Read More »
Syracuse's First Fourth of July Celebration

Early Months of Erie Canal Navigation in Syracuse

By Derrick Pratt, Erie Canal Museum Educator Earlier this year, we looked at the early months of 1820 in Syracuse and on the fledgling Erie Canal, which, with the arrival of the Montezuma on April 20, began to offer the small community a taste of the astounding opportunities presented by its waters. This was only Read More »
Aboard the Auburn and Syracuse Railroad

Aboard the Auburn and Syracuse Railroad

By Jeff Ludwig Guest writer Jeff Ludwig wrote the following article about the historic Auburn and Syracuse Railroad, which began operating in 1839. In late morning on June 4th, 1839, New York Governor William Seward left his home in Auburn to board the 10.5 ton locomotive, the “Syracuse,” for the inaugural ride on the new steam-powered Read More »
Life on the Erie Canal

Top Bakers in the 34th Annual Gingerbread Gallery

Community representatives recently completed scoring submissions in the 34th Annual Gingerbread Gallery at the Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East in downtown Syracuse. Works by amateur and professional bakers 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 Read More »
Congratulations, Gingerbread Bakers!

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 with ribbons, and the Museum Read More »
Curator Talk: Erie Canal Museum FAQs

Board of Trustees Elects 2018 Officers

The board of trustees of the Erie Canal Museum recently elected officers for 2018, and elected three new trustees to two-year terms. Patrick J. Griffin, Associate Relationship Manager at M&T Bank, was elected president of the board. Sarah Tietje-Mietz, Academic Coordinator Counselor at the HEOP/Center for Teaching and Learning at Cazenovia College, was elected vice 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 College. Treasurer is Michael P. Read More »
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