The Ways of the Weighmaster Lunchtime Lecture

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 »
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 »
DeWitt Clinton's 250th Birthday Anniversary

DeWitt Clinton’s 250th Birthday Anniversary

Join descendants of DeWitt Clinton on Saturday, March 2 at the Erie Canal Museum to celebrate the sestercentennial—or 250th anniversary—of the birth of this visionary governor who championed and oversaw creation of New York's Erie Canal two centuries ago. Kenneth A. Silber, author of In DeWitt’s Footsteps: Seeing History on the Erie Canal, will discuss Read More »
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