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

Through the Mire: Environmental History of the Erie Canal

Environmental challenges to Erie Canal construction are topic of July 16 Quarantine Coffee Hour Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 16 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public. David Brooks,  Education Director at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Fort Hunter, New York, 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 »
CNY Hops: The Birth, Death & Rebirth of an Industry

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

July 9 Quarantine Coffee Hour examines hops industry in Central New York Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 9 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public. Matthew Urtz, historian for New York's Madison County, will discuss the history of the hops industry in Read More »
Syracuse's First Fourth of July Celebration

Syracuse’s First Fourth of July Celebration

July 2 Quarantine Coffee Hour looks at Syracuse's 1820 Fourth of July celebration  Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 2 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public. Museum Educator Derrick Pratt will discuss the Fourth of July celebration in the hamlet of Syracuse 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 History of the Morris Canal

Exploring New Jersey’s Morris Canal

Courtesy of the Canal Society of New Jersey A brief overview of New Jersey's historic Morris Canal In 1824 the Morris Canal & Banking Company (MC&BC) was chartered to build a canal that would carry coal, mined in Pennsylvania, to developing markets along the eastern seaboard. The canal would pass through the heart of New Read More »
Exploring the Rideau Canal with the Bytown Museum

Exploring the Rideau Canal with the Bytown Museum

June 18 Quarantine Coffee Hour explores Canada's historic Rideau Canal   Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 18 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public. Stephen Mattiussi, Manager of Visitor Experience at the Bytown Museum in Ottawa, Canada, will discuss the history of Read More »
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