Curator Talk: Erie Canal Museum FAQs

Curator Talk: Erie Canal Museum FAQs

Free talk answers common questions about Erie Canal Museum The Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse, New York, will celebrate its 58th anniversary on October 25, 2020. On Thursday, October 8 at 12 p.m., Curator Ashley Maready will share answers to the most common questions about the institution and its artifacts. The program is free Read More »
Free Curator Talk: Building the Barge Canal

Curator Talk: Building the Barge Canal

Noon talk focuses on construction of New York's Barge Canal From 1905 to 1918, New York State replaced the Erie Canal with a new waterway called the Barge Canal. On Thursday, August 13 at 12 p.m., Erie Canal Museum Curator Ashley Maready will share the story of constructing this Canal, now named the Erie. The Read More »
CNY Hops: The Birth, Death & Rebirth of an Industry

CNY Hops: The Birth, Death & Rebirth of an Industry

Images of the hops industry in Central New York The Erie Canal Museum's July 9 Quarantine Coffee Hour features Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz discussing the history of the hops industry in Central New York. The program will be streamed on Facebook Live beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. It's free and open to all. Hops Read More »
Erie Canal Museum Reopening Survey

Erie Canal Museum Reopening Survey

Syracuse museum seeks public input on reopening during COVID-19 pandemic On March 16, 2020, the Erie Canal Museum closed its doors to protect visitors, volunteers, and staff from the deadly coronavirus that swept the nation. We canceled or postponed until further notice all in-person programs and events. We continued to offer numerous resources and programs Read More »
Baseball in the 19th Century Erie Canal Corridor

POSTPONED: Baseball Along the 19th Century Erie Canal Corridor

Postponed until further notice; please check back in mid-May for new date. The Erie Canal totally transformed life along its banks. Cities were built. Religions were founded. National movements started. And goods, people and ideas were transported. One often overlooked aspect of this change is the explosion of what was quickly becoming the national pastime: Read More »
Syracuse's First Fourth of July Celebration

Early Months of Erie Canal Navigation in Syracuse

By Derrick Pratt, Erie Canal Museum Educator Earlier this year, we looked at the early months of 1820 in Syracuse and on the fledgling Erie Canal, which, with the arrival of the Montezuma on April 20, began to offer the small community a taste of the astounding opportunities presented by its waters. This was only Read More »
March 14 Family History Research Workshop at the Erie Canal Museum

Museum hosts family history research workshop

By Pamela Vittorio, guest writer Visit https://eriecanalmuseum.org/store/product/family-history-workshop/ for more information and to register. Over the last twenty years, the digitization of genealogical records has become the mainstay of online sites like Family Search and Ancestry. The ability to retrieve and download records from the comfort of one’s home has allowed millions of family historians to Read More »
Adirondack Reservoirs: Water for the Erie Canal

Adirondack Reservoirs: Water for the Erie Canal

Raymond Letterman, Ph.D. will discuss the impact of dams and reservoirs that were constructed in the western Adirondacks to supply water to the Erie Canal at the Erie Canal Museum's first lunchtime lecture of the year, Thursday, February 20 at 12 p.m. The presentation will take place in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery of the Museum, 318 Read More »
Gingerbread Workshop for Families and Children

Gingerbread Workshop for Families and Children

Families and children can learn how to make gingerbread-like houses at the Erie Canal Museum every year while the Museum's holiday Gingerbread Gallery is on display. This year, we are pleased to present these workshops at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, December 14 and 28, and at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, December 30. The workshops take Read More »
Gingerbread House Workshop for Children and Families

Gingerbread Workshop for Children

The Erie Canal Museum conducts gingerbread workshops for children and families every year while its holiday Gingerbread Gallery is on display. This year, we are pleased to present these workshops at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, December 14 and 28, and at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, December 30. The workshops take place in the Museum’s historic Read More »
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