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July 2020

Ohio Extends the Erie Canal

July 14 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$5.00
Ohio Extends the Erie Canal

Online lecture examines history of Ohio's canal system The Erie Canal Museum hosts a special talk about the Ohio canal system's national and international impact by John J. Grabowski of the Case Western Reserve University and the Western Reserve Historical Society, Tuesday, July 14 at 1 p.m. EDT. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the program will be streamed live on the Museum's Facebook page. Please consider making a $5 donation if you view this special online program. Donations may be…

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Through the Mire: Environmental History of the Erie Canal

July 16 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
Through the Mire: A Look at the Environmental History of the Erie Canal

Environmental challenges to Erie Canal construction are topic of July 16 Quarantine Coffee Hour Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 16 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public. David Brooks,  Education Director at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Fort Hunter, New York, will discuss the environmental challenges that faced the engineers and workers who began to dig the Erie Canal more than 200 years ago. Humans had…

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How Clinton’s Ditch Made a Way for Amos Eaton’s “Blaze of Geological Zeal”

July 25 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$8 - $10
How Clinton’s Ditch Made a Way for Amos Eaton’s “Blaze of Geological Zeal”

Virtual lecture features author of DeWitt Clinton and Amos Eaton Get your ticket now for How Clinton's Ditch Made a Way for Amos Eaton's "Blaze of Geological Zeal" with David Spanagel, historian and author of DeWitt Clinton and Amos Eaton: Geology and Power in Early New York. The online program will take place Saturday, July 25 at 1 p.m. EDT. Spanagel is a guest in our bimonthly Deeper Dive Virtual Lecture series. Admission is $10 for the general public and $8 for Erie…

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August 2020

Curator Talk: Building the Barge Canal

August 13 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
Free Curator Talk: Building the Barge Canal

Noon talk focuses on construction of New York's Barge Canal From 1905 to 1918, New York State replaced the Erie Canal with a new waterway called the Barge Canal. On Thursday, August 13 at 12 p.m., Erie Canal Museum Curator Ashley Maready will share the story of constructing this Canal, now named the Erie. The program is free and open to the public. It will take place at the Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse.* Maready will use…

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October 2020

Curator Talk: Erie Canal Museum FAQs

October 8 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
Curator Talk: Erie Canal Museum FAQs

Free talk answers common questions about Erie Canal Museum The Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse, New York, will celebrate its 58th anniversary on October 25, 2020. On Thursday, October 8 at 12 p.m., Curator Ashley Maready will share answers to the most common questions about the institution and its artifacts. The program is free and open to the public. It will take place in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse.* Maready will use research findings and items…

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