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Grand Opening of the 37th Annual Gingerbread Gallery

Erie Canal Museum 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse

You're invited to join us at the grand opening of the 37th annual Gingerbread Gallery to benefit the Erie Canal Museum. Kick off a festive holiday season with the 37th annual Gingerbread Gallery! Our Grand Opening coincides with the tree lighting in Clinton Square on Friday, November 25. We'll be open from 10 AM - 8 PM […]

$4 – $10

Lunchtime Lecture- Interesting Infrastructure: Four Unique Mid-Atlantic Canals

With the completion of the Erie Canal in 1825 the United States experienced a period of "Canal Mania," resulting in the construction of thousands of miles of the canals throughout the country. While most attempted to emulate the Erie Canal in its economic success, the realities of geography, finances, politics, and engineering necessitated that each […]

Lunchtime Lecture: Beyond the Surface

Erie Canal Museum 318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse

Errol Willett, a Professor of ceramics in the School of Art at Syracuse University, will talk about his work as a ceramic artist and how he became part of a research team called Haptek Lab ( The team has been studying the intersection of architecture, ceramics and digital technology, and more specifically, the use of […]

Lunchtime Lecture: Perennial in Frame: Art and History of the Mohawk River and Erie Canal

Erie Canal Museum 318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse

This laid back, fun, and engaging presentation will look at the Arkell Museum's extensive collection of Mohawk Valley and Erie Canal art and tie it to the history, memory, and revitalization of the Mohawk Valley region. Featuring Mary Alexander, Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library, and David Brooks, […]

Weighlock Country Dance

The Syracuse Country Dancers and Erie Canal Museum are happy to put on an English country dance, similar to dances from the towpath Canal era, at the museum on March 25 from 1-4PM! English country dancing is closely related to its cousin, square dancing, which has many similar figures and movements. The dances generally start […]

Lunchtime Lecture- 25 Years of Youth, 25 Years of Marriage, 25 Years of Braiding: The Life and Art of Jessie Catherine Kinsley

Born into the Oneida Community, Jessie Catherine Kinsley was raised amidst ideas of free-love, gender equality, and Perfectionism, by a group of people who believed they were bringing about heaven on earth. She lived through the tumultuous years of the breakup of the Community, entered into traditional family life, and became a regionally famous artist. […]