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September 2017

Party Like its 1817: The Heartland Passage tour in Baldwinsville

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mohegan Manor, 58 Oswego St
Baldwinsville, NY 13027 United States
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$10

The Heartland Passage Tour is a unique new performance event that will travel on the Erie Canal September 2 – 23 to celebrate the bicentennial of the digging of the canal and demonstrate its cultural and historic impact. At this stop, join us at 4pm dockside for free storytelling and music by Erie Canal songster George Ward! Then mosey over to Mohegan Manor at 58 Oswego Street, where we'll hold the evening program. A 8pm screening of Boom and Bust:…

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World Canals Conference 2017

September 24 @ 5:00 am - September 29 @ 4:59 am

Attend the 2017 World Canals Conference coming to Syracuse.  Learn more at wcc2017syracuse.com. Our Vital Waterways: Agents of Transformation is a five-day world-class conference 200 years in the making. Celebrate the bicentennial of the Erie Canal and enjoy endless exploration of Central New York.

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Community Open House: Music! Food! Fun!

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Stop by the Erie Canal Museum Tuesday, September 26 for our community open house, a fun evening in celebration of the World Canals Conference and the Erie Canal Bicentennial. We'll have live music from The Bog Brothers and yummy treats from the Sassy Taco Food Truck beginning at 6 p.m. A cash bar with Middle Ages Swallow Wit, Southern Tier Live, Ommegang Nirvana, Critz Farms Four Screw Cider, wine and soda will open at 5 p.m. Check out our permanent…

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October 2017

Free Curator Talk: Glassmaking on the Canal

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Erie Canal Museum, United States + Google Map
Free

You are cordially invited to the Erie Canal Museum for a free curator talk about glassmaking on the Erie Canal. The program is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 12 in the second floor gallery of the Museum, located at 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse, New York. Curator Ashley Maready will discuss the history of this craft, the Erie Canal's role in the industry, and glassmakers who operated along the waterway. This is the fourth in a series of free curator…

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Reflections on Erie’s Waters Lecture: Lockport’s Religious Foundations

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St
Lockport, NY 14094 United States
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Free

Dr. Kathleen Riley, professor of history at Ohio Dominican University, is the guest speaker at the third of five statewide lectures in our Reflections on Erie's Waters project. Dr. Riley will discuss the central importance of religion in the history of Lockport, a western New York city that developed because of the Erie Canal. Numerous religious denominations had roles in constructing Lockport's Canal and its famed five-tiered locks. The speaker will share insights into their story, which is one of technological triumphs…

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The Haudenosaunee Sacred Waters & the Trauma of the Erie Canal

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Skä•noñh – Great Law of Peace Center, 6680 Onondaga Lake Pkwy
Liverpool, NY 13088 United States
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Free

Philip P. Arnold, professor of religion at Syracuse University, and Jake Edwards of the Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs will present this talk, which is part of the Reflections on Erie's Waters statewide lecture series. They will discuss the important role of waterways in Haudenosaunee cosmology, and the Erie Canal's profound environmental effects and traumatic consequences on Haudenosaunee relationships to their lands. Jake Edwards is a citizen on the Onondaga Nation and sits on its Council of Chiefs. He has…

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