Gingerbread Workshop for Families and Children

Gingerbread Workshop for Families and Children

Families and children can learn how to make gingerbread-like houses at the Erie Canal Museum every year while the Museum's holiday Gingerbread Gallery is on display. This year, we are pleased to present these workshops at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, December 14 and 28, and at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, December 30. The workshops take Read More »
Gingerbread House Workshop for Children and Families

Gingerbread Workshop for Children

The Erie Canal Museum conducts gingerbread workshops for children and families every year while its holiday Gingerbread Gallery is on display. This year, we are pleased to present these workshops at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, December 14 and 28, and at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, December 30. The workshops take place in the Museum’s historic 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 »
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 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 »
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 »
Zeke Leonard

History Happy Hour with Zeke Leonard

Swing by the Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse and enjoy live music on unique, hand-made instruments by the very talented Zeke Leonard during Week 7 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 Read More »
Tuesdays on the Towpath Interpreted Bike Ride

Tuesdays on the Towpath Interpreted Bike Ride

Tuesdays on the Towpath, a free recreational bike ride organized by the Erie Canal Museum, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, August 20 due to rainy weather on July 16! This ride takes participants along the route of the Erie Canal in Syracuse, New York. Riders will learn about the 19th century Canal in downtown Syracuse, and Read More »
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