Designing and Constructing a Replica of DeWitt Clinton's Seneca Chief

Building a Replica of DeWitt Clinton’s Seneca Chief

Learn about the Buffalo Maritime Center's work to build a replica of this historic Canal boat. Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 7 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public. John Montague from the Buffalo Maritime Center will talk about the organization's Read More »

Geological Obstacles of the Erie Canal

Thomas X. Grasso discusses the geological challenges faced by the original Canal's engineers  during this Facebook Live discussion. Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 30 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public. Thomas X. Grasso, past president of the Canal Society of Read More »
Virtual MOSTHistory Happy Hour: Water & Canal Systems

Virtual MOSTHistory Happy Hour: Water & Canal Systems

The Erie Canal Museum is talking water with the Museum of South Texas History during Virtual MOSTHistory Happy Hour on Tuesday, April 28. Join both institutions on Facebook Live at 7 p.m. Eastern Time/6 p.m. Central Time with your phone, laptop, desktop--however you can--to learn and share your thoughts about water and canal systems in south Texas and Read More »
Quarantine Coffee Hour: How Buffalo Became the Erie Canal's Western Terminus

Quarantine Coffee Hour: Buffalo and the Erie Canal Terminus Debate

Learn how Buffalo became the Erie Canal's western terminus during this Facebook Live discussion. Are you looking for ways to engage with others while you’re staying home? Join the Erie Canal Museum for its new remote program, Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to everyone. Beginning each Monday, read a Canal-related article on the Newsroom page of Read More »
Virtual MOSTHistory Happy Hour: Water & Canal Systems

Virtual MOSTHistory Happy Hour: Celebrations & Milestones

The Erie Canal Museum is partnering with the Museum of South Texas History in Edinburg, Texas, to present Virtual MOSTHistory Happy Hour on Tuesday, April 21. Join both institutions on Facebook Live at 7 p.m. Eastern Time/6 p.m. Central Time with your phone, laptop, desktop--however you can--to celebrate, and discuss milestones of their respective 50th and 200th anniversaries. Read More »
Quarantine Coffee Hour: Aboard the Auburn and Syracuse Railroad

Quarantine Coffee Hour: The Auburn & Syracuse Railroad

Learn about the historic Auburn and Syracuse Railroad during this Facebook Live discussion. Are you looking for something new to learn while you’re staying home? Join the Erie Canal Museum for its new remote program, Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to everyone. Every Monday, read a Canal-related article on the Newsroom page of the Museum’s website. The Read More »
Joseph Lancaster & the "Delusion" of Public Schools

POSTPONED: Joseph Lancaster & the “Delusion” of Public Schools

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this program and all planned programs at the Museum are postponed until further notice. The Museum is closed to the public until further notice. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Early 19th century educator Joseph Lancaster and the story of America's first tumultuous attempt to reform its Read More »
Syracuse Stroll with the Museum Educator

Syracuse Stroll with the Museum Educator

Take a stroll through downtown Syracuse, New York with Erie Canal Museum Educator Derrick Pratt to learn more about the history of the city founded on the historic waterway, get some exercise, and even earn mileage toward goals in the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor's Canalway Challenge! Syracuse Strolls take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Read More »
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