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.
Landscape drawings of Buffalo in Canal days by artist Dana Hatchett, accompanied by Buffalo and Erie Canal history.
Whipple Bridge Diagrams
Photographs by Willson Cummer
Photographs by Terry McMaster
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.
Canal boatman and historian Bob Graham exhibits a collection of photographs showing the construction of the Barge Canal's Western Division.
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.
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.
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.
An exhibition curated by artist Virginia Creighton, featuring contemporary works commemorating the historic and current canals.
Lock By Lock: Ray Sax Illustrates the Canal
31st Annual Gingerbread Gallery
Elevating Erie: An Exhibition of Ideas