Erie Eats

Erie Eats was a project of the Erie Canal Museum in 2021. Erie Eats: The Erie Canal Foodways Project showcased the diverse ways in which the Erie Canal radically impacted how people in New York State and beyond interacted with the most basic building blocks of human life – food and drink. Through a major exhibition, public programs, historic preservation, and innovative community partnerships, the Erie Canal Museum highlighted the many ways in which the histories of the Erie Canal and foodways have intersected over the last two centuries and will continue to interact in the future.
Click the buttons below to learn more about the project. Want to learn more about the whole Erie Eats project? We now have a publication available in the Museum Shop.

This project was dependent upon the generous support from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the NYS Canal Corporation, along with support provided by Market NY through I LOVE NY, New York State’s Division of Tourism, as a part of the State’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative. 

The Erie Canal Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.