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February 2020

Opening Day of “The Story of Water” Exhibit

February 3 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Free
The Story of Water Gallery Talk with Linda Zhang

Monday, February 3 is the first day of The Story of Water: The Erie Canal as a Site of Untold Stories, the newest exhibit in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery of the Erie Canal Museum. The Museum, located at 318 Erie Boulevard East in Syracuse, New York, houses the only remaining canal weighlock in the United States. This exhibit by Linda Zhang, Assistant Professor of Architecture at Ryerson University in Toronto, and Biko Gray, Assistant Professor of Religion at Syracuse University,…

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Volunteer Docent Training Session

February 3 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Volunteer Docent Training Session

We're inviting current docents, Canal and history lovers, and everyone who likes interacting with people to attend a free training session for volunteer docents at the Erie Canal Museum on Monday, February 3 from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Docents, also known as tour guides, take groups through the Museum, explaining key information about the Erie Canal and the historic Weighlock Building. Museum Educator Derrick Pratt will provide background on the Erie Canal and the Museum, complete information about conducting a tour, a…

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Adirondack Reservoirs: Water for the Erie Canal

February 20 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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$5.00
Adirondack Reservoirs: Water for the Erie Canal

Raymond Letterman, Ph.D. will discuss the impact of dams and reservoirs that were constructed in the western Adirondacks to supply water to the Erie Canal at the Erie Canal Museum's first lunchtime lecture of the year, Thursday, February 20 at 12 p.m. The presentation will take place in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery of the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse. Admission is $5 for the general public. There is no charge for Museum members. In the 19th century the state of…

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RESCHEDULED: Winter Exhibits Reception and Artist Talk

February 21 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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The Story of Water Gallery Talk with Linda Zhang

The Erie Canal Museum invites you to a reception and artist talk for its winter 2020 Weighlock Gallery and Link Gallery exhibits, Friday, February 7 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, downtown Syracuse. The Story of Water: The Erie Canal as a Site of Untold Stories is open from February 3-April 16 in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery. This exhibit was created by Linda Zhang, Assistant Professor of Architecture at Ryerson University in Toronto, and Biko Gray, Assistant…

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Curator Talk: A Brief History of Syracuse

February 27 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Curator Talk: A Brief History of Syracuse

The city of Syracuse, New York rose from humble beginnings to become the fifth most populous city in New York State, and grew as a result of the Erie Canal and the industry it spurred. The city no longer has the Erie Canal, but it is still home to the only remaining weighlock from the 19th century waterway! The city's early days will be the topic of the Erie Canal Museum's first curator talk of 2020, Thursday, February 27 at…

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March 2020

Syracuse Stroll with the Museum Educator

March 2 @ 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Syracuse Stroll with the Museum Educator

Take a stroll through downtown Syracuse, New York with Erie Canal Museum Educator Derrick Pratt to learn more about the history of the city founded on the historic waterway, get some exercise, and even earn mileage toward goals in the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor's Canalway Challenge! Syracuse Strolls take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. beginning Monday, March 2. They are free and open to the public, and everyone is welcome to participate. The walk…

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