Water/Ways, A Smithsonian Institution Exhibit

Opening Day of Water/Ways Exhibit

The opening day of Water/Ways at the Erie Canal Museum is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 2019. We are proud to host this traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program in partnership with the Museum Association of New York (MANY). Water/Ways explores water's effects on migration and settlement, and the relationship between water and politics, economics, Read More »
Guided walking tour of historic downtown Syracuse

Guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Syracuse

Join the Erie Canal Museum for a guided walking tour of historic downtown Syracuse along the route of the original Erie Canal, Monday, June 24 at 12 p.m. The tour begins at the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East. It follows the route of the 19th century Canal through Clinton Square, and tours Hanover Square as it Read More »
Erie Canal Museum History Happy Hour Week 3

Erie Canal Museum History Happy Hour Week 3

Swing by the Erie Canal Museum and enjoy Week 3 of our 2019 HISTORY HAPPY HOUR series in one of Syracuse’s most unique buildings. All events happen rain or shine on select Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. in either the outdoor Locktender’s Garden or the Museum’s second floor stage. Week 3 of History Happy Hours, Wednesday, June 19, features Read More »
Downtown Syracuse Heritage Area Walking Tour

Guided Tour of Downtown Syracuse Heritage Area

Take a walk along the Erie Canal through the downtown Syracuse heritage area during this guided tour organized by the Erie Canal Museum. The tour begins at the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East. It follows the route of the 19th century Canal through Clinton Square, and tours Hanover Square as it leads you back to Read More »
History Happy Hour at the Erie Canal Museum

History Happy Hour at the Erie Canal Museum

Grab all your fun-loving friends and swing by the Erie Canal Museum for our 2019 HISTORY HAPPY HOUR series in one of Syracuse’s most unique buildings. Events happen rain or shine on select Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. in either the outdoor Locktender's Garden or the Museum's second floor stage, depending on the weather. We kick off this year's series Read More »
Engineering Beauty Exhibit Opening Day

Engineering Beauty Exhibit Opening Day

Engineering Beauty: Black and White Views of New York Waters, a dynamic photography exhibit, opens in the first-floor Link Gallery of the Erie Canal Museum on April 10, 2019. This exhibit features black and white photographs of canals, dams, hydroelectric plants, and other New York water resources, taken with a large-format camera by consulting historian and Read More »
Photo of watercolor painting of lift bridge, by Eugenijs Kaskin

Winter Exhibits Reception and Opening

The Erie Canal Museum is proud to host a reception for its new exhibits, Hybrid Vigor: The History & Science of Mules, and Eugenijs Kaskin: Watercolors of the Oswego Canal, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, February 6 at the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse. Hybrid Vigor uses images, original artifacts, and scientific and historical information to explain mules, the animals that pulled most Read More »
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