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 »
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 »
Erie Canal Museum Reopening Survey

Erie Canal Museum Reopening Survey

Syracuse museum seeks public input on reopening during COVID-19 pandemic On March 16, 2020, the Erie Canal Museum closed its doors to protect visitors, volunteers, and staff from the deadly coronavirus that swept the nation. We canceled or postponed until further notice all in-person programs and events. We continued to offer numerous resources and programs 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 »
Immigrants and the D&H Canal

Immigrants and the D&H Canal

June 11 Quarantine Coffee Hour examines immigration and southestern New York's D&H Canal   Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 11 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public. Bill Merchant, historian and deputy director for collections at the D&H Canal Historical Society in Read More »
The Weighlock Building: No Place Like Home

The Weighlock Building: No Place Like Home

June 4 Quarantine Coffee Hour examines the National Register Syracuse Weighlock Building Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 4 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public. Museum Educator Derrick Pratt will discuss the history of the National Register Syracuse Weighlock Building. This structure Read More »
Erie Canal Song Lyrics, Music, History & More

Erie Canal Song Lyrics, Music, History & More

Iconic Erie Canal Song is topic of May 28 Quarantine Coffee Hour   Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 28 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public. Performer and teaching artist Dave Ruch joins Museum Educator Derrick Pratt to discuss the iconic Erie Canal Read More »
Early Months of Erie Canal Navigation in Syracuse

Early Months of Erie Canal Navigation in Syracuse

Quarantine Coffee Hour looks at early months of navigation on the middle division of the Erie Canal   Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 21 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public. Museum Educator Derrick Pratt will discuss the beginning of navigation on New Read More »
The Life and Times of a Canal Boat Cook

The Life and Times of a Canal Boat Cook

Quarantine Coffee Hour looks at Oswego native Oliver Wendell Petrie and working life on 20th century canals  Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14 for our live-streamed Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public. Museum Educator Derrick Pratt will discuss the life of Oliver Wendell Petrie, an Read More »
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