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Canal Clean Sweep

Erie Canal Museum 318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse

Join us for the 17th annual Canal Clean Sweep hosted on Earth Day weekend! Each Earth Day, the NYS Canal Corporation and Parks & Trails New York host Canal Clean Sweep, a weekend of spring cleaning on sections of the Canalway Trail, in canalside parks, and in other public areas throughout the Canal Corridor. This […]

15 Prints on the Erie Canal Reception

Erie Canal Museum 318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse

On July 4, 1817, construction began on the Erie Canal in Rome, New York. The early history of printing in Upstate New York coincides with the opening of the Erie Canal (1825) as the primary passageway between New York City and the Great Lakes. Along the 363 miles and 83 locks there popped up many […]

Infrastructure of Empire Exhibit Opening

Erie Canal Museum 318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse

The Erie Canal was the engineering marvel of its day, but has had far reaching consequences that could never have been imagined. In this upcoming exhibit and Curator Talk, we will explore how the canal was built, how it has changed the physical and social layout of the region, and how it continues to influence New York […]

Lunchtime Lecture: Winter Maintenance on the New York State Canal System

Join Ambrose Barbuto, Director of Waterways Maintenance with the New York State Canal Corporation, to get a brief overview of the maintenance activities that occurred on the NYS Canal System during the non-navigation season. This talk will take place one day before the beginning of the navigation season on the entire Canal System, a 197 […]

Bike Repair Station Workshop- Bike Repair Basics

Erie Canal Museum 318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse

Join the Erie Canal Museum and Mello-Velo Bike Shop & Café outside the Museum's front entrance to learn the basics of how to use its new bike repair station. Learn how to patch a flat tire, adjust brakes, and perform other basic maintenance functions. These workshops are totally free and open to the public. This […]

Downtown Syracuse Bike Tour

Join staff of the Erie Canal Museum on this recreational bike ride along the route of the Erie Canal in Syracuse, New York. Learn about the 19th century Canal in downtown Syracuse, and explore some of the city’s historic and contemporary Canal systems, including the Onondaga Creekwalk and the Inner Harbor. Meet at the Erie […]