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Historical Reenactment with Dennis Heaphy

July 26, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Historical reenactment by Dennis Heaphy at the Erie Canal Museum.

Enjoy a historical reenactment with Dennis Heaphy at the Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse! Heaphy will present Living and Working on a Canal Boat at the 1850 National Register Weighlock Building on Monday, July 23 and Thursday, July 26, as part of ArtsWeek in downtown Syracuse. While repairing the deck of the Nathan Roberts, a replica canal boat in the Museum’s Locktender’s Garden, Heaphy will interact with visitors, telling stories about life on the Canal, in costume and in character as his great-great-grandfather Thomas Heaphy, who arrived in Syracuse on a canal boat in 1848.

This live program is free and open to the public, and will take place rain or shine throughout the day. Free parking is available in Museum-designated spots in the lot across the street under routes 81 and 690.

For more information, email Make plans now to bring the family to the Museum on July 23 or July 26 to meet Captain Heaphy and learn all about the Erie Canal!


Erie Canal Museum


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