We are excited to announce that the Erie Canal Museum was one of 13 non-profit organizations and municipalities to be awarded an Erie Canalway IMPACT! Grant in 2021. The grant will help fund Erie Eats: The Erie Canal Foodways Project.
This project will showcase 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 will highlight 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.
Find information on specific Erie Eats programs by clicking the buttons below.
For more information and programs, please click on the buttons listed above.
Cones and Canals- Syracuse
July 31 at 11:00 AM
Join the Erie Canal Museum for a special, family-friendly walking tour of downtown Syracuse. This hour-long tour will explore the story of the Erie Canal in the heart of Syracuse and include a stop for ice cream. To register for this event, please call the Museum at (315) 471-0593 and ask for Derrick.
Beers, Bikes, and Barges – Finger Lakes Region
August 5 at 6:00 PM
Join the Erie Canal Museum, Finger Lakes Boating Museum’s Art Cohn, and Twisted Rail Brewing Company for this hour long cycling tour along the north end of Seneca Lake looking at the area’s unique Canal history, including the current efforts by Art and his underwater surveying team to map sunken canal boats at the bottom of the Lake! The ride begins and ends at Twisted Rail where you will be treated to a beer as part of your ride as well as a brief history of the brewery itself. Join the Erie Canal Museum for a special, family-friendly walking tour of downtown Syracuse. This hour-long tour will explore the story of the Erie Canal in the heart of Syracuse and include a stop for ice cream. To register for this event, please call the Museum at (315) 471-0593 and ask for Derrick.
Native Plants: Creating a Backyard Habitat
August 7 at 10:00 AM
This free event, which will take place on Saturday, August 7 at 10 AM EDT at the Erie Canal Museum, will teach you all about what native plants are and why you should be planting them.
All Erie Eats programs are funded in part through the generous support of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.
This project is 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 programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.