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October 2019

19th Century New York Travel and Foodways

October 22 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$5.00
19th Century New York Travels and Foodways

The 1826 travel journal of Alexander Stewart Scott and the Erie Canal's influence on American food are the topics of a special program at the Erie Canal Museum on Tuesday, October 22 from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Independent Historian Paul G. Schneider, Jr., will discuss the journal kept by Scott, a young Canadian who wrote vivid impressions of the incidents, sights, and people he encountered during an extensive trip across New York on steamboat, Erie Canal boat, stagecoach, and private conveyance.…

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Ways of the Weighmaster Lunchtime Lecture

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
The Ways of the Weighmaster Lunchtime Lecture

In the 19th century, New York's canals included weighlocks--locks in which barges were weighed to assess a toll--in a number of communities, including Syracuse. The person responsible for weighing barges and collecting tolls was the weighmaster. Weighmasters were employed by New York State from the Canal's earliest days until the mid-1880s. when tolls ended. Historian and genealogist Pamela Vittorio will share details about the duties and personal lives of weighmasters during our final final Peggy Lou Feldmeier Lunchtime Lecture of…

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History Happy Hour with The Baby BOOMERS Band

October 30 @ 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
The BABY Boomers Band

Make plans now to join us on Wednesday, October 30 for The Baby BOOMERS Band at the Erie Canal Museum HISTORY HAPPY HOUR! All events happen rain or shine on select Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. in either the outdoor Locktender’s Garden or the Museum’s second floor stage. The unique Weighlock Building, part of the Museum, is located at 318 Erie Boulevard East. The BABY Boomers Band performs a variety of popular music from the 1960's, 1970's and beyond. We'll have a cash…

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November 2019

Boots n’ Shorts at History Happy Hour

November 6 @ 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
Boots n' Shorts at History Happy Hour

Make plans now to join us on Wednesday, November 6 as Boots n' Shorts performs at the Erie Canal Museum's final HISTORY HAPPY HOUR of the year! All events happen rain or shine on select Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. in either the outdoor Locktender’s Garden or the Museum’s second floor stage. The unique Weighlock Building, part of the Museum, is located at 318 Erie Boulevard East. If you like bluegrass, jam, or Americana music, you'll really like listening to Boots n' Shorts. We'll have a cash…

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Grand Opening of the 2019 Gingerbread Gallery

November 29 @ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$2 - $12
Grand Opening of the 2019 Gingerbread Gallery

You're invited to join us at the grand opening of the 34th annual Gingerbread Gallery to benefit the Erie Canal Museum, scheduled for 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, November 29. 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 Merry Mischief, beginning right after the tree-lighting ceremony in downtown Syracuse's Clinton Square. Tickets to the Gingerbread Gallery are $2 for children…

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December 2019

Gingerbread Build + Sip 2019

December 11 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$10 - $15
Gingerbread Build + Sip 2019

Make plans now to visit the Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse , New York, on Wednesday, December 11 for our 2019 Gingerbread Build + Sip! This very popular event will include stations with everything you need to build your own gingerbread-like house using graham crackers and a variety of edible decorations (milk carton optional), holiday music, and cash bar with Cider Sangria (alcoholic and NA). If you preregister, admission is $12 for the general public and $10 for Museum Members. Admission…

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