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Exploring the Rideau Canal with the Bytown Museum

June 18 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Exploring the Rideau Canal with the Bytown Museum

June 18 Quarantine Coffee Hour explores Canada’s historic Rideau Canal


Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 18 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public.

Stephen Mattiussi, Manager of Visitor Experience at the Bytown Museum in Ottawa, Canada, will discuss the history of that country’s Rideau Canal. The Rideau Canal opened in 1832, and connects Ottawa to Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River at Kingston, Ontario. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and most of its original structures are intact. The Bytown Museum is situated near the Rideau Canal’s Ottawa locks.

Learn more by viewing the Bytown Museum’s Instagram video. You can watch the video at beginning Monday, June 15.

Please share questions beforehand by commenting on the Quarantine Coffee Hour Facebook event, or by emailing Your questions will help make the program even more informative. And please be sure to ask questions during the discussion!

We look forward to seeing you for Quarantine Coffee Hour, live on our Facebook page at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 18!

In response to the COVID-19 crisis and to protect visitors, volunteers, and staff, the Museum is closed to the public until further notice. This online event is a great way to learn Canal history as we all do our part to stay safe and healthy. Until we open our doors, we are working diligently to serve you through these types of programs. We greatly appreciate your support as we face financial uncertainty. If you’d like to make a donation to the Museum, please click here.


The Erie Canal Museum is partially supported by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Erie Canal Museum


Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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