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Lunchtime Lecture: The Canal and the Continent: Imagining, Creating and Understanding a Pivot of Change

Erie Canal Museum 318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse

What did the original Erie Canal mean to those who imagined, built, and tried to understand it? Decisions made at various levels, including the local, impacted, and were impacted by, wider historical transformations. This presentation will explore some of these connections between decisions, meanings, and consequences. Patrick McGreevy was born in Lockport and now lives in […]

Downtown Syracuse Erie Canal Walking Tour

Erie Canal Museum 318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse

Join us for a guided walking tour of historic Downtown Syracuse, exploring the same path where the famous waterway once ran. The tour begins at the entrance to the Erie Canal Museum, winding through Clinton and Hanover Squares before ending back at the Museum. The tour covers about a mile and lasts about an hour. […]

The Haudenosaunee and the Origins of the Erie Canal: Ditches, Defense, and Dispossession

The creation of the Erie Canal is considered to be one of the great engineering feats of the nineteenth century. Indeed, one historian has even compared the technological achievement of building this canal with NASA’s going to the moon in the 1960s. Indeed, as a result of the canal’s substantial cultural, economic, political and social […]

Pathway of Resistance Walking Tour

Erie Canal Museum 318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse

We are pleased to announce the return of the Pathway of Resistance walking tour, examining African-American experiences on and along the banks of the Erie Canal, from the waterway's beginnings to contemporary times. While the legacies of slavery and systemic racism can be uncomfortable to discuss, it is crucial for these issues to be be […]

Downtown Syracuse Erie Canal Walking Tour

Erie Canal Museum 318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse

Join us for a guided walking tour of historic Downtown Syracuse, exploring the same path where the famous waterway once ran. The tour begins at the entrance to the Erie Canal Museum, winding through Clinton and Hanover Squares before ending back at the Museum. The tour covers about a mile and lasts about an hour. […]

Lunchtime Lecture: Genesee Valley Canal

Erie Canal Museum 318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse

The Genesee Valley Canal was one of the more audacious canals constructed by New York State following the completion of the Erie Canal. Despite its relatively short lifespan and lack of financial success, it nonetheless had a transformative impact on the Genesee Valley. Join Museum Educator Derrick Pratt in exploring this fascinating canal. This talk […]