Gingerbread Build + Sip 2019

Gingerbread Build + Sip 2019

Make plans now to visit the Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse , New York, on Wednesday, December 11 for our 2019 Gingerbread Build + Sip! This very popular event will include stations with everything you need to build your own gingerbread-like house using graham crackers and a variety of edible decorations (milk carton optional), holiday music, Read More »
Boots n' Shorts at History Happy Hour

Boots n’ Shorts at History Happy Hour

Make plans now to join us on Wednesday, November 6 as Boots n' Shorts performs at the Erie Canal Museum's final HISTORY HAPPY HOUR of the year! 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. The unique Weighlock Building, part of the Museum, Read More »
Confectionery Creations at the Erie Canal Museum

Confectionery Creations at the Museum

Doors open Friday, November 22 to the 34th annual Gingerbread Gallery to benefit the Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East in downtown Syracuse. This exhibit, which began as a one-day display in 1986, celebrates the Erie Canal, the holidays, and local landmarks with confectionery creations made by professional and amateur bakers of all ages. Read More »
The BABY Boomers Band

History Happy Hour with The Baby BOOMERS Band

Make plans now to join us on Wednesday, October 30 for The Baby BOOMERS Band at the Erie Canal Museum HISTORY HAPPY HOUR! 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. The unique Weighlock Building, part of the Museum, is Read More »
The Weighlock Building: No Place Like Home

Ways of the Weighmaster Lunchtime Lecture

In the 19th century, New York's canals included weighlocks--locks in which barges were weighed to assess a toll--in a number of communities, including Syracuse. The person responsible for weighing barges and collecting tolls was the weighmaster. Weighmasters were employed by New York State from the Canal's earliest days until the mid-1880s. when tolls ended. Historian Read More »
TR & His Canals, a Free Curator Talk

TR & His Canals, a Free Curator Talk

During this free presentation at the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, New York, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Ashley Maready will discuss the important role that former United States President Theodore Roosevelt played in the development of early 20th century canals. This program is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16 from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Roosevelt was Read More »
History Happy Hour Week 10

History Happy Hour Week 10

Swing over to the Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse and enjoy live music by Unity Street Band during Week 10 of our 2019 HISTORY HAPPY HOUR series! 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. The unique Weighlock Building, part of the Museum, Read More »
History Happy Hour with Butternut Creek Revival

History Happy Hour with Butternut Creek Revival

Swing by the Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse and enjoy live music by Butternut Creek Revival during Week 9 of our 2019 HISTORY HAPPY HOUR series! 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. The unique Weighlock Building, part of the Museum, is located Read More »
Water Quality in the Erie Canal

Water Quality in the Erie Canal

The quality and condition of water in the Erie Canal historically and today is the topic of September's Peggy Lou Feldmeier Lunchtime Lecture at the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, New York. Dr. Mark Teece, professor of environmental chemistry at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, will present the lecture, which is scheduled for 12 Read More »
History Happy Hour Week 8 with Donna Colton

History Happy Hour Week 8 with Donna Colton

Celebrate downtown Syracuse on Week 8 of History Happy Hours at the Erie Canal Museum, when we host live music by  Donna Colton and extend our open hours until 7 p.m. All History Happy Hours 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 Read More »
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