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February 2020

Curator Talk: A Brief History of Syracuse

February 27 @ 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: A Brief History of Syracuse

The city of Syracuse, New York rose from humble beginnings to become the fifth most populous city in New York State, and grew as a result of the Erie Canal and the industry it spurred. The city no longer has the Erie Canal, but it is still home to the only remaining weighlock from the 19th century waterway! The city's early days will be the topic of the Erie Canal Museum's first curator talk of 2020, Thursday, February 27 at…

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March 2020

Syracuse Stroll with the Museum Educator

March 2 @ 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Syracuse Stroll with the Museum Educator

Take a stroll through downtown Syracuse, New York with Erie Canal Museum Educator Derrick Pratt to learn more about the history of the city founded on the historic waterway, get some exercise, and even earn mileage toward goals in the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor's Canalway Challenge! Syracuse Strolls take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. beginning Monday, March 2. They are free and open to the public, and everyone is welcome to participate. The walk…

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Syracuse Stroll with the Educator

March 3 @ 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
Syracuse Stroll with the Museum Educator

Take a stroll through downtown Syracuse, New York with Erie Canal Museum Educator Derrick Pratt to learn more about the history of the city founded on the historic waterway, get some exercise, and even earn mileage toward goals in the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor's Canalway Challenge! Syracuse Strolls take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. beginning Monday, March 2. They are free and open to the public, and everyone is welcome to participate. The walk…

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Family History Research Workshop

March 14 @ 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$12 - $25
Family History Research Workshop

Pamela J. Vittorio, professional historian and genealogist, presents a family history research workshop at the Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse, on Saturday, March 14. This event includes two sessions, raffle prizes, and light refreshments. Free parking is available in the lot across from the Museum in downtown Syracuse. During the first session, Vittorio uses case studies to explore the many research strategies you can employ to expand your family tree-from finding maiden names of female ancestors to…

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Joseph Lancaster & the “Delusion” of Public Schools

March 19 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$5.00
Joseph Lancaster & the "Delusion" of Public Schools

Early 19th century educator Joseph Lancaster and the story of America's first tumultuous attempt to reform its urban public schools is the topic of a talk by Binghamton University Historian Adam Laats. The program will take place at the Erie Canal Museum on Thursday, March 19 at 12 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, and there is no charge for Erie Canal Museum members. When American reformers convinced Joseph Lancaster to move to New York from London in 1818, they greeted him…

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April 2020

The Story of Water Gallery Talk with Linda Zhang

April 16 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
The Story of Water Gallery Talk with Linda Zhang

The Story of Water, an exhibit of abstract art by Linda Zhang and Biko Gray, is the subject of a gallery talk Thursday, April 16 at the Erie Canal Museum. The event will take place from 6 pm-8 pm at the Museum, located at 318 Erie Boulevard East, downtown Syracuse. It is free and open to the public. Speaker Linda Zhang will discuss the artwork on display, her creative process, and what inspired her and collaborator Biko Gray to develop the…

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