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May 2020

The Life and Times of a Canal Boat Cook

May 14 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
The Life and Times of a Canal Boat Cook

Quarantine Coffee Hour looks at Oswego native Oliver Wendell Petrie and working life on 20th century canals  Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14 for our live-streamed Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public. Museum Educator Derrick Pratt will discuss the life of Oliver Wendell Petrie, an Oswego native who in the 1930s worked as a cook on an oil tanker that utilized the Erie and Oswego canals. Thanks to Petrie's family, the…

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POSTPONED: Spring/Summer exhibits opening reception

May 20 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
Spring/Summer exhibits opening and reception

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…

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Early Months of Erie Canal Navigation in Syracuse

May 21 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
Early Months of Erie Canal Navigation in Syracuse

Quarantine Coffee Hour looks at early months of navigation on the middle division of the Erie Canal   Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 21 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public. Museum Educator Derrick Pratt will discuss the beginning of navigation on New York's Erie Canal, after the waterway's middle division opened in 1820. Navigation on this part of the Canal helped turn Syracuse and other settlements into…

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POSTPONED: Baseball Along the 19th Century Erie Canal Corridor

May 21 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$5.00
Baseball in the 19th Century Erie Canal Corridor

Postponed until further notice; please check back in mid-May for new date. The Erie Canal totally transformed life along its banks. Cities were built. Religions were founded. National movements started. And goods, people and ideas were transported. One often overlooked aspect of this change is the explosion of what was quickly becoming the national pastime: baseball. From Albany to Buffalo, the new sport swept through the Canal corridor. Many of its earliest stars lived and played beside the towpath. During…

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Erie Canal Song Lyrics, Music, History & More

May 28 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
Erie Canal Song Lyrics, Music, History & More

Iconic Erie Canal Song is topic of May 28 Quarantine Coffee Hour   Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 28 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public. Performer and teaching artist Dave Ruch joins Museum Educator Derrick Pratt to discuss the iconic Erie Canal Song, also known as Low Bridge! Everybody Down and Fifteen Years on the Erie Canal. You probably learned this song while studying the Canal in elementary school.…

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The Divisive Ditch: Early Perceptions of the Erie Canal

May 30 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$8 - $10
The Divisive Ditch: Early Perceptions of the Erie Canal

A Deeper Dive virtual lecture features Carol Sheriff, author of The Artificial River Get your ticket now for The Divisive Ditch: Early Perceptions of the Erie Canal with Carol Sheriff, historian and author of The Artificial River. The online program will take place Saturday, May 30 at 1 p.m. Sheriff is the first guest in our new Deeper Dive Virtual Lecture series. Admission is $10 for the general public. If you are a Museum member, email vicki@eriecanalmuseum.org to register. Preregister through the…

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