The Erie Canal on the east side of downtown Syracuse

Sunday Downtown Syracuse Walking Tour

Take a special Sunday walk with us on the Erie Canal and through the downtown Syracuse heritage area! The Erie Canal Museum presents guided walking tours of historic downtown Syracuse on a regular basis beginning Saturday, May 19. This tour follows the path of the 19th century Erie Canal, a man-made waterway that fueled the economic and social development Read More »

The Haudenosaunee and the Erie Canal

For millennia, waterways in indigenous Haudenosaunee territories have been profoundly important. In the Haudenosaunee cosmology, water is sacred as fundamental to all life. On Thursday, May 17, Syracuse University Professor Philip P. Arnold and Onondaga Nation Chief Jake Edwards will discuss the important role waterways play in the cosmology of the Haudenosaunee people of New Read More »
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