The Erie Canal Museum will host a reception for its new exhibits, High Hopes: Immigration and the Erie Canal, and The Mohawk Valley through the Lens, from5 p.m.-7 p.m.Wednesday, September 26 at the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse. High Hopes, in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery, uses information and artifacts to explain the movement of European immigrants on the Erie Canal during the 19th and early 20th centuries, and the lasting impact these individuals had on New York State. The Mohawk Valley through the Lens, in the first-floor Link Gallery, showcases works by photographers Cliff and Gabe Oram that capture the beauty and features of the Canal in New York’s Mohawk Valley, from Amsterdam to Rome.
The reception will include remarks and light refreshments. It’s free and open to the public, and free parking is available in the lot across from the Museum under routes 81 and 690. Stop in to meet other Canal and history lovers, and to check out both of these new exhibits!