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 »
Steve Scuteri

History Happy Hour with Steve Scuteri

Swing by the Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse and enjoy live music by Steve Scuteri during Week 6 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 Read More »
Water/Ways Wednesday at the Weighlock with Don Meixner

Water/Ways Wednesday at the Weighlock with Don Meixner

During this free program in the Weighlock Gallery of the Erie Canal Museum, musician and Erie Canal expert Don Meixner will perform songs that traveled the Erie Canal and points west with the diggers and other workers who immigrated from many different countries. He will talk about the origins of some of these songs, and discuss how Read More »
Middle Eastern Waters, a Water/Ways Program

Middle Eastern Waters, a Water/Ways Program

Join us at the Erie Canal Museum on Monday, August 5 for a special Water/Ways program presented by folklorist Nada Odeh in cooperation with our friends at New York Folklore. It is free and open to the public. Odeh, a native of Syria, will give a presentation about the importance of water in Middle Eastern Read More »
The Water Drum: Haudenosaunee Craft, Music, and Dance

Haudenosaunee Craft, Music & Dance

During two special Water/Ways programs presented by members of Haudenosaunee tribes and coordinated by New York Folklore, artists show how to make traditional Native American water drums and perform Haudenosaunee songs and social dances. Both programs are free and open to the public. They will take place in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery of the Erie Read More »
History Happy Hour at the Erie Canal Museum

History Happy Hour at the Erie Canal Museum

Grab all your fun-loving friends and swing by the Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse for our 2019 HISTORY HAPPY HOUR series in one of Syracuse’s most unique buildings. Events happen rain or shine on select Wednesdays from 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM in the Locktender's Garden or the Museum's second floor. Week 5, on Wednesday, July 31, features music Read More »
Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Syracuse

Historic Syracuse Heritage Area Tour

Join trained docents from the Erie Canal Museum for a guided walking tour of the historic Syracuse Heritage Area on Monday, July 29 at 12 p.m. The tour begins at the Museum, located at 318 Erie Boulevard East in Syracuse. It follows the route of the 19th century Erie Canal through Clinton Square in the heart of Read More »
Guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Syracuse

Guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Syracuse

Join the Erie Canal Museum for a guided walking tour of the Downtown Syracuse Heritage Area on Thursday, July 25 at 12 p.m. The tour begins at the Museum, located at 318 Erie Boulevard East in Syracuse. It follows the route of the 19th century Erie Canal through Clinton Square, and takes participants through Hanover Square as Read More »
Escape on the Erie, a Free Water/Ways Program

Escape on the Erie, a Free Water/Ways Program

During this free program at the Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse, kids and adults are invited to join the crew of the Nathan Roberts canal boat as they work to solve the clues that will help their mule escape from mule rustlers on the Erie Canal. Escape on the Erie is one of the Read More »
Water/Ways

Water/Ways Exhibit Opening Reception

On Wednesday, July 10, the Erie Canal Museum will hold an opening reception for Water/Ways, the amazing Smithsonian Institution exhibit we are hosting from June 29-August 11. Join us in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery from 5 pm-8 pm for remarks, refreshments, and the opportunity to view and learn all about the mission of this exhibit Read More »
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