The city of Syracuse, New York rose from humble beginnings to become the fifth most populous city in New York State, and grew as a result of the Erie Canal and the industry it spurred. The city no longer has the Erie Canal, but it is still home to the only remaining weighlock from the 19th century waterway!
The city’s early days will be the topic of the Erie Canal Museum’s first curator talk of 2020, Thursday, February 27 at 12 p.m. During this free presentation, Ashley Maready will detail Syracuse’s early history through its Canal years to the present day. This program will take place in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery of the Museum, located at 318 Erie Boulevard East in downtown Syracuse. Parking is available at meters on the street, and eight free Museum parking spots are available in the lot across the street under routes 81 and 690. Join us for this free talk about the first years of Syracuse!
The Erie Canal Museum is partially supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.