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April 2019

Engineering Beauty Exhibit Opening Day

April 10 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
Engineering Beauty Exhibit Opening Day

Engineering Beauty: Black and White Views of New York Waters, a dynamic photography exhibit, opens in the first-floor Link Gallery of the Erie Canal Museum on April 10, 2019. This exhibit features black and white photographs of canals, dams, hydroelectric plants, and other New York water resources, taken with a large-format camera by consulting historian and documentation photographer Bruce G. Harvey. Harvey is based in Syracuse and does work for a variety of clients. Many of his amazing images feature historic…

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Weighlock Building Ghost Hunt

April 13 @ 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$18 - $20
Weighlock Building Ghost Hunt

Join us for a public ghost hunt at the historic Weighlock Building in downtown Syracuse, presented by the Central New York Ghost Hunters and the Erie Canal Museum. This event, now in its fourth year, will offer four 90-minute sessions. Each session features an evidence reveal and a ghost hunt in two parts of the Weighlock Building, which is on the site of the 19th century Erie Canal and was a barge weigh station during the Canal's heyday. The Central New York Ghost Hunters conduct…

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May 2019

Schoharie Crossing: A Canal Tour Like Never Before

May 9 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$5.00
Schoharie Crossing: A Canal Tour Like Never Before

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Fort Hunter, New York, interprets and preserves the history of the Erie Canal and its contributions to New York and the nation. It is home to the National Historic Landmark Enlarged Erie Canal Schoharie Aqueduct, whose significance recently landed it on the Preservation League of New York State's "Seven to Save" list of historic structures. The site's history also includes a pre-Revolutionary Native American settlement and Fort Hunter, which was built in the 18th century.…

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Guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Syracuse

May 20 @ 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

Take a walk on the Erie Canal through downtown Syracuse's heritage area during this guided walking tour organized by the Erie Canal Museum. The tour begins at the Museum, 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 the neighborhood changed since the days when the Canal…

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June 2019

Guided Tour of Downtown Syracuse Heritage Area

June 10 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$10
Downtown Syracuse Heritage Area Walking Tour

Take a walk along the Erie Canal through the downtown Syracuse heritage area during this guided tour organized by the Erie Canal Museum. 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 the neighborhood changed since…

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Kids on the Canal Curator Talk

June 14 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
Curator Talk: Kids on the Canal

What kind of lives did kids growing up on the Erie Canal lead? Many families owned canal boats and made their living on the Erie Canal. Everyone in the family had a job to do, including the children. Other children who were involved with the Canal in some way were orphans or had been abandoned. What was life like for these youngsters? Erie Canal Museum Curator of Exhibitions and Collections Ashley Maready will share answers to these questions during our second…

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