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 »
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 »
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 »
Virtual MOSTHistory Happy Hour: Water & Canal Systems

Virtual MOSTHistory Happy Hour: Water & Canal Systems

The Erie Canal Museum is talking water with the Museum of South Texas History during Virtual MOSTHistory Happy Hour on Tuesday, April 28. Join both institutions on Facebook Live at 7 p.m. Eastern Time/6 p.m. Central Time with your phone, laptop, desktop--however you can--to learn and share your thoughts about water and canal systems in south Texas and Read More »
Virtual MOSTHistory Happy Hour: Water & Canal Systems

Virtual MOSTHistory Happy Hour: Celebrations & Milestones

The Erie Canal Museum is partnering with the Museum of South Texas History in Edinburg, Texas, to present Virtual MOSTHistory Happy Hour on Tuesday, April 21. Join both institutions on Facebook Live at 7 p.m. Eastern Time/6 p.m. Central Time with your phone, laptop, desktop--however you can--to celebrate, and discuss milestones of their respective 50th and 200th anniversaries. Read More »
Quarantine Coffee Hour: Aboard the Auburn and Syracuse Railroad

Quarantine Coffee Hour: Why an Erie Canal?

Grab a coffee, tea or cocoa, and join us online for this free program! Are you looking for something new to learn while you're staying home? Join the Erie Canal Museum for its new remote program, Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to everyone. Every Monday, read a Canal-related article on the Newsroom page of the Museum's Read More »
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