Pathway of Resistance Walking Tour

Pathway of Resistance Walking Tour

Pathway of Resistance walking tour looks at African-American experiences in Erie Canal corridor We are pleased to add another date to our new Pathway of Resistance guided walking tour! During this free Erie Canal Museum program, we examine the African-American experience on and along the banks of the Erie Canal, from its beginnings to the present day. We will Read More »
Pathway of Resistance Walking Tour

Pathway of Resistance: A Walking Tour

Special walking tour examines African-American experiences in Erie Canal corridor Join the Erie Canal Museum for Pathway of Resistance, a guided walking tour in observance of Underground Railroad Month. This free guided tour of Syracuse examines the African-American experience on and along the banks of the Erie Canal, from its beginnings to the present day. We are presenting Read More »
Pathway of Resistance Walking Tour

Pathway of Resistance Walking Tour

Special walking tour examines African-American experiences in Erie Canal corridor Join the Erie Canal Museum for Pathway of Resistance, a guided walking tour in observance of Underground Railroad Month. This free guided tour of Syracuse examines the African-American experience on and along the banks of the Erie Canal, from its beginnings to the present day. We are presenting Read More »
Model Boats Make a Splash

Model Canal Boats Make a Splash

Digital exhibit features entries in Erie Canal Museum’s Brick-a-Boat model canal boat contest. Works go on the museum website August 28.  By Vicki Krisak, Erie Canal Museum A steam-powered cargo boat, a tugboat that traveled the Great Lakes, a railroad barge, and a replica of the Independence, a packet boat built for the Erie Canal Read More »
How Clinton’s Ditch Made a Way for Amos Eaton’s “Blaze of Geological Zeal”

How Clinton’s Ditch Made a Way for Amos Eaton’s “Blaze of Geological Zeal”

Virtual lecture features author of DeWitt Clinton and Amos Eaton Get your ticket now for How Clinton's Ditch Made a Way for Amos Eaton's "Blaze of Geological Zeal" with David Spanagel, historian and author of DeWitt Clinton and Amos Eaton: Geology and Power in Early New York. The online program will take place Saturday, July 25 at Read More »
Ohio Extends the Erie Canal

Ohio Extends the Erie Canal

Online lecture examines history of Ohio's canal system The Erie Canal Museum hosts a special talk about the Ohio canal system's national and international impact by John J. Grabowski of the Case Western Reserve University and the Western Reserve Historical Society, Tuesday, July 14 at 1 p.m. EDT. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the program Read More »
Through the Mire: A Look at the Environmental History of the Erie Canal

Through the Mire: A Look at the Environmental History of the Erie Canal

By David Brooks, Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site An examination of the environmental history of Upstate New York and its impact on the Erie Canal The waterways of New York State have been utilized for hundreds of years but with the arrival of Europeans and the age of colonialism, their ability to effectively support commerce Read More »
Syracuse's First Fourth of July Celebration

Syracuse’s First Fourth of July Celebration

A look at Syracuse's 1820 Fourth of July celebration By Derrick Pratt, Erie Canal Museum Educator The Erie Canal totally transformed the state of New York. In few places was that transformation as clear as in the Erie Canal Museum’s hometown, Syracuse. Prior to the Canal, what became the City of Syracuse was a small, Read More »
The Weighlock Building: No Place Like Home

The Weighlock Building: No Place Like Home

June 4 Quarantine Coffee Hour examines the National Register Syracuse Weighlock Building Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 4 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public. Museum Educator Derrick Pratt will discuss the history of the National Register Syracuse Weighlock Building. This structure Read More »
The Weighlock Building: There's No Place Like Home

The Weighlock Building: There’s No Place Like Home

Working at the Weighlock Building on the Erie Canal in Syracuse, New York   New York State employees occupied the Syracuse Weighlock Building beginning on July 22, 1850. There was a high turnover rate among them. It’s not known how many employees worked at the Weighlock, but at least in the beginning, they were Read More »
The Divisive Ditch: Early Perceptions of the Erie Canal

The Divisive Ditch: Early Perceptions of the Erie Canal

A Deeper Dive virtual lecture features Carol Sheriff, author of The Artificial River Get your ticket now for The Divisive Ditch: Early Perceptions of the Erie Canal with Carol Sheriff, historian and author of The Artificial River. The online program will take place Saturday, May 30 at 1 p.m. Sheriff is the first guest in our new Read More »
Erie Canal Song Lyrics, Music, History & More

Erie Canal Song Lyrics, Music, History & More

Iconic Erie Canal Song is topic of May 28 Quarantine Coffee Hour   Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 28 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public. Performer and teaching artist Dave Ruch joins Museum Educator Derrick Pratt to discuss the iconic Erie Canal Read More »
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