Postponed until further notice; please check back in mid-May for new date.
Everyone is invited to this special opening and talk
The Erie Canal Museum will host an opening reception and talk highlighting its spring and summer exhibits Wednesday, May 20 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. The event will take place at the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse. It is free and open to the public. Free parking will also be available in the lot across the street under the highway.
Guests will view Syracuse & the Erie Canal: 200 Years in the Museum’s second-floor gallery, and 21st Century Kids Along the Erie Canal in the first-floor gallery. They will also enjoy light refreshments and hear remarks from exhibit creators.
The first packet boat to travel the Erie Canal in Syracuse arrived on April 20, 1820. This successful trip resulted in regular transportation of people, goods and ideas to and from the area. The Erie Canal launched a mode of travel that helped Syracuse grow from a tiny crossroads to one of New York State’s biggest cities. Syracuse & the Erie Canal: 200 Years is on display from May 1-October 30. It includes information panels, photos, and original artifacts from the Museum’s collection explaining the Erie Canal’s history in the community. The exhibit also honors the Canal’s profound impact on all parts of the city.
21st Century Kids Along the Erie Canal is on display from May 15-September 5. This exhibit features photographer and boatman Robert Graham’s images of young people living in contemporary Canal communities.