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October 2020

Pathway of Resistance Walking Tour

October 24, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free

Pathway of Resistance walking tour looks at African-American experiences in Erie Canal corridor We are pleased to add more dates to our new Pathway of Resistance guided walking tours! During this free Erie Canal Museum program, we examine the African-American experience on and along the banks of the Erie Canal, from its beginnings to the present day. We will present this in-person program on Saturday, October 24 at 1 p.m. Space is limited to protect everyone's safety, so please register in advance at this…

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November 2020

Open For Business: The Erie Canal’s 1820 Season

November 19, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$5.00
Downtown Syracuse Heritage Area Walking Tour

Virtual lecture examines the first year of canal navigation for the Middle Section of the Erie Canal.   200 years ago, in 1820, the Middle Section of the Erie Canal opened for navigation between Montezuma and Utica. This momentous event transformed the State of New York, especially the 96 miles this stretch of canal passed through, including the swampy frontier crossroads community of Syracuse, now home of the Erie Canal Museum. Join the Museum's Educator, Derrick Pratt, for this special…

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35th Annual Gingerbread Gallery

November 20, 2020 - January 10, 2021

Between November 20, 2020 and January 10, 2021, admission to the Erie Canal Museum includes the 35th Annual Gingerbread Gallery, one of Syracuse’s oldest holiday traditions! Timed tickets are required. We cannot accommodate walk-in visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery. You must make your reservation before entering the Museum by clicking the button above or calling (315) 471-0593 during business hours. When you visit the Museum during the Gingerbread Gallery, the delicious aroma of ginger and candy will waft through the air,…

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January 2021

Old Erie Canal Community Working Group Annual Meeting

January 14 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join the Old Erie Canal Community Working Group for it's annual meeting, this time held virtually via Zoom and the Erie Canal Museum's Facebook Live. Like previous years, we will review the accomplishments of 2020 and discuss upcoming initiatives for 2021. Presently we are finalizing some of the speakers and agenda items but can say for certain that Trail Ambassador Dave Kellogg will give his always popular OEC Trail recap, Madison County Planning Department Assistant Director Jamie Kowalczk will provide…

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February 2021

The Fertile Ground, Home to the Seneca Nation

February 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Get your ticket now for "The Fertile Ground, Home of the Seneca" with Peter Jemison, Seneca artist, educator, advocate, and Historic Site Manager of Ganondagan State Historic Site. Jemison is the first guest in our new speaking series in partnership with the Skä·noñh-Great Law of Peace Center looking at the impact of the Erie Canal on the Haudenosaunee and their foodways as part of our larger Erie Eats Foodways Project. Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for…

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Pathway of Resistance: The Erie Canal and the Abolition Movement

February 25 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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  Join the Erie Canal Museum on Thursday, February 25th at 12 p.m. for its first Lunchtime Lecture of the year with a look at the abolition movement along the Erie Canal based on our well received “Pathways of Resistance” walking tour. In this virtual presentation, Museum Educator Derrick Pratt will discuss the institution of slavery in New York state itself, economic opportunities found along the newly constructed Canal by African Americans, how the Canal played an important role in the…

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