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January 2019

History of the Camillus Erie Canal Park

January 23 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$5.00
Lecture: History of the Camillus Erie Canal Park

Nestled between Nine Mile Creek and a wooded hillside near Camillus, New York, is the Camillus Erie Canal Park. The park was founded in 1972 by Elizabeth and Dr. David Beebe, whose dedication to Erie Canal heritage preserved a stretch of the 19th century Erie Canal and its Nine Mile Creek aqueduct, which was constructed to carry the man-made waterway, its boats and their passengers over the natural body of water. We're proud to host Liz and Dave as the…

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February 2019

Winter Exhibits Reception and Opening

February 6 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
Photo of watercolor painting of lift bridge, by Eugenijs Kaskin

The Erie Canal Museum is proud to host a reception for its new exhibits, Hybrid Vigor: The History & Science of Mules, and Eugenijs Kaskin: Watercolors of the Oswego Canal, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, February 6 at the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse. Hybrid Vigor uses images, original artifacts, and scientific and historical information to explain mules, the animals that pulled most of the barges on New York's canals. Eugenijs Kaskin: Watercolors of the Oswego Canal showcases works by the late Oswego County painter showing man-made structures, natural features,…

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Curator Talk: Erie Canal Postcards

February 20 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
Guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Syracuse

In the first part of the 20th century, postcards were all the rage in America. The Erie Canal Museum is home to many of these small pieces of history. In our first curator talk of 2019, Ashley Maready will discuss the growth in use of postcards, or "postals," in our country, how they came to be one of our most widely used means of communication for several years, and how postcards helped to capture and preserve practically every aspect of…

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March 2019

DeWitt Clinton’s 250th Birthday Anniversary

March 2 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$5.00
DeWitt Clinton's 250th Birthday Anniversary

Join descendants of DeWitt Clinton on Saturday, March 2 at the Erie Canal Museum to celebrate the sestercentennial—or 250th anniversary—of the birth of this visionary governor who championed and oversaw creation of New York's Erie Canal two centuries ago. Kenneth A. Silber, author of In DeWitt’s Footsteps: Seeing History on the Erie Canal, will discuss the intertwined national and family history that he and his relatives explored as they searched for remnants of Clinton’s Ditch and the Canal route as…

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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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