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October 2018

The History of the Oswego Canal

October 17 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
Harbor scene, Oswego, New York.

New York State's Oswego Canal is the topic of a free curator talk at the Erie Canal Museum on Wednesday, October 17 at 12:00 p.m. Curator Ashley Maready will use artifacts from the Museum's collections to discuss the the origins and construction of this waterway, how it changed over the years, and its current use.  Construction of the Oswego Canal was spurred by the Erie Canal's early success. The waterway opened in 1828, and its original starting point was in…

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Mapping David Vaughan’s New York

October 25 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$5.00
Mapping David Vaughan's New York

Make plans now to visit the Erie Canal Museum at 12 p.m. Thursday, October 25 for Mapping David Vaughan's New York, a talk by historian Craig Williams about the life of 19th century Canal cartographer David Vaughan. An Irish immigrant, Vaughan came to Albany in the late 1840s already skilled in the tools and techniques sorely needed by New York State as it resumed its first enlargement of the Erie Canal and started construction of the Adirondack reservoirs. Vaughan soon became…

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November 2018

Lunchtime Lecture: Veterans of Water and War

November 16 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$5.00

Many boatmen of the original Erie Canal joined the Union Army to fight in the Civil War just as the Enlarged Erie Canal was being completed in 1862. Those who returned to the boats and banks of the Canal found the culture changed, harsher, and more difficult. Fast forward to 1917: the Enlarged Canal closed its gates forever as the newly built Barge Canal system was about to open. Boatmen made their last trips in the fall of 1917, and…

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Grand Opening of the Gingerbread Gallery

November 23 @ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$2 - $12
Gingerbread Gallery Grand Opening

You're invited to join us at the grand opening of the 33rd annual Gingerbread Gallery to benefit the Erie Canal Museum, scheduled for 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, November 23. Enjoy cookies and hot cocoa as you view the array of Canal-inspired creations submitted to this yearly holiday exhibit by bakers of all ages. The grand opening also features musical entertainment by the duo Merry Mischief, beginning right after the tree-lighting ceremony in downtown Syracuse's Clinton Square. Tickets to the Gingerbread…

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December 2018

Children’s Gingerbread Workshops

December 8 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$5 - $12
Public Gingerbread Workshop

The Erie Canal Museum conducts gingerbread workshops for children and families every year while its holiday Gingerbread Gallery is on display. This year, we are pleased to present these workshops at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, December 8, and at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, December 27. The workshops take place in the Museum's historic Weighlock Building, located at 318 Erie Boulevard East in the heart of downtown Syracuse, New York. During this public program, children and their…

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Children’s Gingerbread Workshop

December 8 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$5 - $12
Public Gingerbread Workshop

The Erie Canal Museum conducts gingerbread workshops for children and families every year while its holiday Gingerbread Gallery is on display. This year, we are pleased to present these workshops at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, December 8, and at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, December 27. The workshops take place in the Museum's historic Weighlock Building, located at 318 Erie Boulevard East in the heart of downtown Syracuse, New York. During this public program, children and their families view the creations on…

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