Volunteer Tour Guide Training

If you love history, the Erie Canal, and interacting with people, this volunteer position may be just for you. Tour guides, also known as docents, take groups of adults and students throughout the Museum, sharing key information about the Erie Canal's past, present, and future, and sharing details on the purpose, history and significance of the Read More »

Museum Receives Capital Equipment Grant

The Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse, New York was recently awarded a capital equipment grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. When matched, this grant will help the institution purchase new exhibition furniture, including temporary walls and display cases. This new equipment will align aesthetically with the Museum’s first-floor introductory exhibit, and Read More »

Board of Trustees Elects 2018 Officers

The board of trustees of the Erie Canal Museum recently elected officers for 2018, and elected three new trustees to two-year terms. Patrick J. Griffin, Associate Relationship Manager at M&T Bank, was elected president of the board. Sarah Tietje-Mietz, Academic Coordinator Counselor at the HEOP/Center for Teaching and Learning at Cazenovia College, was elected vice Read More »
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