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March 2021

Hidden in Plain Sight: Exploring the Unrecognized Role of the Canal in Irrigating Western New York

March 17 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  As part of the Erie Canal Museum's ongoing Erie Eats: Erie Canal Foodways Project, March's Lunchtime Lecture features Dr. Stephen Shaw of SUNY ESF discussing irrigation efforts in Western New York using Erie Canal water, Wednesday, March 17 at 12 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, as is typical of all Lunchtime Lectures. Everyone who donates will receive a personal link to watch the lecture live…

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Sacred Waters- Trauma of the Erie Canal

March 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join Jake Haiwhagai’i (He speaks with strong voice) Edwards and Dr. Philip P. Arnold for a free webinar about about the impact of the Erie Canal on the Haudenosaunee. You can register for the webinar via Zoom by clicking here. This webinar is provided for free, but all donations you make will be split evenly to support the Erie Canal Museum and Skä•noñh - Great Law of Peace Center. Click here to donate. --- For millennia, waterways in Haudenosaunee territories have been profoundly important. In the Haudenosaunee…

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April 2021

Herbs in Colonial Times: Locktender’s Gardening Series

April 3 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Erie Canal Museum, United States + Google Map

How did early settlers make use of garden herbs for their everyday needs? Join the Erie Canal Museum and Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Doreen Todorov for this talk explaining how herbs were used and prepared in earlier times. This virtual program will kick-off the Museum's effort to revitalize its Locktender's Garden area and encourage people along the Canal to take up gardening in order to create a more beautiful and sustainable Canal Corridor. This effort, done in cooperation with…

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Converging on the Canal: The 19th Century Through Food

April 22 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

As part of the Erie Canal Museum's ongoing Erie Eats: Erie Canal Foodways Project, April's Lunchtime Lecture features Amanda Massie and Valerie Balint, Thursday, April 22 at 12 PM 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, as is typical of all Lunchtime Lectures. Everyone who donates will receive a personal link to watch the lecture live on Zoom and participate in a Q&A session. Donations may be made…

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Agriculture at Ganondagan: Virtual Field Trip

April 24 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$5.00

Virtual field trip led by Peter Jemison of Ganondagan State Historic Site The field trip will consist of a discussion of the historic locations of the farming and food storage at the site, women’s role in Haudenosaunee agriculture and a visit to the Iroquois White Corn Project, with further discussion of their mission and role in agriculture today. This field trip is in partnership with the Skä·noñh-Great Law of Peace Center as part of our series looking at the impact of…

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May 2021

Gardening 101 For Vegetables: Locktender’s Gardening Series

May 1 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Free

To help beginners get started with planning, preparation, and proper gardening techniques for a successful vegetable garden, Pat Jokajtys from the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners Program will lead this virtual program as part of our effort to revitalize its Locktender's Garden area and encourage people along the Canal to take up gardening in order to create a more beautiful and sustainable Canal Corridor. This effort, done in cooperation with the Onondaga County Master Gardener Program, will include a number…

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