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August 2018

The Erie Canal in Popular Culture

August 23 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free

In addition to spurring economic development and immigration, the Erie Canal played a big role in influencing popular culture in New York and the United States. During this free presentation at the Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse, Curator Ashley Maready will discuss the Erie Canal's role in and influence on popular culture, including and not limited to literature, music, and film. Maready's talk will feature snippets from the vast array of historic and contemporary music inspired by the waterway, novels…

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Week 14: Wednesdays at the Weighlock

August 29 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
Week 14: Wednesdays at the Weighlock

Invite all your fun-loving friends to Week 14 of Wednesdays at the Weighlock, the Erie Canal Museum's summer series in one of Syracuse's most unique buildings. Each WEDNESDAYS AT THE WEIGHLOCK has FREE admission, live music, family-friendly activities, and a cash bar with beer, cider, wine, soda, and juice boxes available. Awesome tacos are available for sale from our friends the Sassy Taco Food Truck. Free parking is available in the lot across from the Museum under routes 81 and 690. This is the…

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The Farmer Takes a Wife Film Screening

August 29 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
The Farmer Takes a Wife Film Screening

Make plans to be at the Erie Canal Museum at 7 p.m. August 29 for The Farmer Takes a Wife (one hour, 31 minutes), a classic film whose sets feature the 19th century canals of New York State. It's free and open to the public, and free parking is available in the lot across from the Museum under routes 81 and 690. This 1935 romantic comedy, loosely based on Walter Edmonds' novel Rome Haul, stars Janet Gaynor as canal boat cook…

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September 2018

Lunchtime Lecture: From Gere’s Lock to the Gear Factory

September 13 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$5.00
Gere's Lock on the Erie Canal near Syracuse, New York.

Edward A. Bogucz, executive director of the Syracuse Center of Excellence and associate professor at Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, presents the Erie Canal Museum's third lunchtime lecture of 2018 on Thursday, September 13 at 12 p.m. His talk, titled From Gere's Lock to the Gear Factory, offers insight into the Canal's role in Central New York with a brief history of energy and environmental innovators along the Erie Canal in Syracuse. The lunchtime event is scheduled to take…

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Reception Featuring New Exhibits

September 26 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
The Mohawk Valley through the Lens

The Erie Canal Museum will host a reception for its new exhibits, High Hopes: Immigration and the Erie Canal, and The Mohawk Valley through the Lens, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, September 26 at the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse. High Hopes, in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery, uses information and artifacts to explain the movement of European immigrants on the Erie Canal during the 19th and early 20th centuries, and the lasting impact these individuals had on New York State. The Mohawk Valley through the Lens, in the first-floor…

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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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