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January-May 22, 2018:Photographs of Spencerport by Joe Pompili

Photographer Joe Pompili strives to capture the vibrancy of the world around us. This exhibit of photographs showcases the Erie Canal village of Spencerport in Monroe County near Rochester, New York.

September 2017 - January 2018:Erie Canal at Buffalo

Landscape drawings of Buffalo in Canal days by artist Dana Hatchett, accompanied by Buffalo and Erie Canal history.

December 19, 2016 – May 9, 2017:Whipple Bridge Diagrams

Whipple Bridge Diagrams

June 16 – August 30, 2016:15 Miles on Today’s Erie Canal

Photographs by Willson Cummer

March 10 – May 30, 2016:Speaking in Light

Photographs by Terry McMaster

Weighlock Gallery

July 30-October 17, 2020:Syracuse & the Erie Canal: 200 Years

The first packet boat to travel the Erie Canal in Syracuse, New York arrived in the community 200 years ago this year. Regular transportation of people, goods and ideas to and from the area started three days later, ushering in a mode of travel that helped Syracuse grow from a tiny crossroads to one of New York State's biggest cities. "Syracuse & the Erie Canal: 200 Years" commemorates the Erie Canal's history in the community, and its profound impact on all aspects of the city. The exhibit includes information panels, images, and historic Syracuse and Canal artifacts from the Museum's collections.

May 2018-September 3, 2018:From Clyde to Buffalo

Canal boatman and historian Bob Graham exhibits a collection of photographs showing the construction of the Barge Canal's Western Division.

January-May 5, 2018:Wish You Were Here: Erie Canal Postcards

In the first part of the 20th century, postcards were all the rage in America. The Erie Canal Museum is home to many of these small pieces of history. In this exhibit, we're showcasing postcards that show beautiful images of New York Canal sites, as well as those that tell fascinating stories and impressions of the Canal.

November 2017 - January 2018:32nd Annual Gingerbread Gallery

Join us for one of Syracuse's oldest holiday traditions! Each year the Weighlock Gallery of the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800's street scene with over 30 gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. These sweet creations are made locally by professional and amateur bakers.

September 2017 - November 2017:Hidden Perspectives: Women's Lives on the Erie Canal

The story of women whose lives were impacted by the Erie Canal, whether they worked on it, traveled on it, or had their political awakenings as a result of it. This exhibit will be based upon the vast collection of images owned by the Museum as well as Canal writings.

Support for this exhibit was made possible by generous donations from Building Energy Solutions of Syracuse and the law firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King.

May 2017 - August 2017:Life on the Canal Then by Artists Now

An exhibition curated by artist Virginia Creighton, featuring contemporary works commemorating the historic and current canals.

February 28 - May 12, 2017:Lock By Lock: Ray Sax Illustrates the Canal

Lock By Lock: Ray Sax Illustrates the Canal

November 20, 2016 – January 8, 2017:31st Annual Gingerbread Gallery

31st Annual Gingerbread Gallery

May 5 – August 1, 2016:Elevating Erie: An Exhibition of Ideas

Elevating Erie: An Exhibition of Ideas