Historical reenactment by Dennis Heaphy at the Erie Canal Museum.

Historical Reenactment with Dennis Heaphy

Enjoy a historical reenactment with Dennis Heaphy at the Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse! Heaphy will present Living and Working on a Canal Boat at the 1850 National Register Weighlock Building on Monday, July 23 and Thursday, July 26, as part of ArtsWeek in downtown Syracuse. While repairing the deck of the Nathan Roberts, a replica canal boat in the Museum’s Locktender’s Read More »

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 »
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