Canal boatman Robert Graham shares another exhibit of his Erie Canal photos in our first-floor Link Gallery. This time, he focuses his camera on young people living alongside New York's canals.
The first packet boat to travel the Erie Canal in Syracuse, New York arrived in the community on April 20, 1820, 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 and the Erie Canal: 200 Years" will commemorate the Erie Canal's history in the community, and its profound impact on all aspects of the city. The exhibit will include information panels, images, and historic Syracuse and Canal artifacts from the Museum's collections.