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January 2018

Photographs of Spencerport by Joe Pompili

January 26
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free

Photographs of Spencerport by Joe Pompili, a new exhibit at the Erie Canal Museum, opens to the public on January 26, 2018. The exhibit will run through May 5 during Museum hours, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sunday. The works by Pompili, a self-taught photographer who resides near the Erie Canal, showcases the Canal village of Spencerport in Monroe County. An artist talk and reception is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 31. Admission to the exhibit…

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Syracuse Women of Craft Beer Anniversary Party

January 27 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$20 - $35

Craft beer aficionados! Grab your family (21 and over, please) and your favorite craft beer lovers and celebrate the Syracuse Women of Craft Beer's four year anniversary while supporting a great local landmark. This year's party will be held in the Education Gallery of the historic Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse. Enjoy great craft beer supplied by local breweries while listening to an acoustic jam by Syracuse Women of Craft Beer members in the Thrift Store Gypsies. A light…

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February 2018

Irish History Celebration: Join Us!

February 10 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free

The Central New York Irish Cultural Society will celebrate the fabled history of the Irish on the Erie Canal with live Irish music by An Ceol, refreshments, and a talk about the Irish and the Erie Canal on Saturday, February 10 at the Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse. The program is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. You'll have the opportunity to meet Irish Cultural Society members and enjoy all parts of the Museum, including new exhibits of photography and postcards.…

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The Life and Times of DeWitt Clinton

February 22 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Free

The life and times of DeWitt Clinton, the political leader who spearheaded construction of the original Erie Canal, is the topic of a free presentation by Museum Curator Ashley Maready on Thursday, February 22. Maready will discuss Clinton's early life and his career in New York State politics, as well as the strong social and economic forces that fostered the idea of a man-made waterway throughout the Upstate New York frontier more than 200 years ago. This is the first in…

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March 2018

Murder, Conspiracy, & Freemasonry in the Early Canal Era

March 14 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$5.00

Mark Schmeller, associate professor of history at Syracuse University, presents a talk about the infamous 1826 kidnapping and (likely) murder of William Morgan during the first lecture of 2018 at the Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse. Morgan, a laborer in Batavia, New York, had threatened to reveal the secrets of the Freemasons, the most powerful fraternal order in the nation. His abduction and possible murder lit a firestorm of popular outrage that nearly destroyed the Freemason order, and led…

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Genealogy and Family History Workshop

March 24 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$12 - $20

Historian Pamela Vittorio will conduct this genealogy and family history workshop and case study on Saturday, March 24 at the Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse. The event will include two sessions on strategies to unravel family history mysteries, as well as lunch, door prizes and a raffle drawing for 10 hours of genealogy consultation research. The first session, starting at 10:00 a.m., will focus on the use of artifacts, published material and hidden collections in genealogy research. Participants are encouraged…

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