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June 2019

Erie Canal Museum History Happy Hour Week 3

June 19 @ 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
Erie Canal Museum History Happy Hour Week 3

Swing by the Erie Canal Museum and enjoy Week 3 of our 2019 HISTORY HAPPY HOUR series in one of Syracuse’s most unique buildings. All events happen rain or shine on select Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. in either the outdoor Locktender’s Garden or the Museum’s second floor stage. Week 3 of History Happy Hours, Wednesday, June 19, features musical entertainment by Harmonic Dirt, a cash bar, and scrumptious food available from the Chef4Rent food truck. The music begins at 5:00 p.m. and goes until 7:00 p.m.…

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Guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Syracuse

June 24 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$10
Guided walking tour of historic downtown Syracuse

Join the Erie Canal Museum for a guided walking tour of historic downtown Syracuse along the route of the original Erie Canal, Monday, June 24 at 12 p.m. The tour begins at the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East. It follows the route of the 19th century Canal through Clinton Square, and tours Hanover Square as it leads you back to the Museum and the 1850 Syracuse Weighlock Building. Learn how the waterway shaped all aspects of the community, and see how…

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Opening Day of Water/Ways Exhibit

June 29
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
Water/Ways, A Smithsonian Institution Exhibit

The opening day of Water/Ways at the Erie Canal Museum is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 2019. We are proud to host this traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program in partnership with the Museum Association of New York (MANY). Water/Ways explores water's effects on migration and settlement, and the relationship between water and politics, economics, and culture. The exhibit will be on display in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery every day except July 4 from June 29 through August 11, 2019.…

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July 2019

Lecture: Biological Recovery in Onondaga Lake

July 1 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$5.00
Lecture: Onondaga Lake Biological Recovery

Work to recover species that once thrived in Onondaga Lake, the body of water on which Syracuse, New York, was built, is the topic of a talk by Dr. Neil H. Ringler scheduled for 12 p.m. Monday, July 1 at the Erie Canal Museum. Onondaga Lake: Biological Recovery and Our Evolving Science Center is part of the Peggy Lou Feldmeier Lunchtime Lecture Series at the Museum in downtown Syracuse. Admission is $5 per person, and there is no charge for Museum…

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Water/Ways Exhibit Opening Reception

July 10 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
Water/Ways Exhibit Opening Reception

On Wednesday, July 10, the Erie Canal Museum will hold an opening reception for Water/Ways, the amazing Smithsonian Institution exhibit we are hosting from June 29-August 11. Join us in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery from 5 pm-8 pm for remarks, refreshments, and the opportunity to view and learn all about the mission of this exhibit which dives into water--an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally, and historically. Water/Ways is part of the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street traveling…

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Tuesdays on the Towpath Interpreted Bike Ride

July 16 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
Tuesdays on the Towpath Interpreted Bike Ride

This free recreational bike ride organized by the Erie Canal Museum takes participants along the route of the Erie Canal in Syracuse, New York. Riders will learn about the 19th century Canal in downtown Syracuse, and explore some of the city’s historic and contemporary Canal systems, including the Creekwalk, the Inner Harbor, and Onondaga Lake. The family-friendly ride lasts approximately 90 minutes, and typically ends up at a local establishment serving refreshments. Participants should meet at the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard…

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