Curator Talk: Erie Canal Museum FAQs

Curator Talk: Erie Canal Museum FAQs

Free talk answers common questions about Erie Canal Museum The Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse, New York, will celebrate its 58th anniversary on October 25, 2020. On Thursday, October 8 at 12 p.m., Curator Ashley Maready will share answers to the most common questions about the institution and its artifacts. The program is free Read More »
Free Curator Talk: Building the Barge Canal

Curator Talk: Building the Barge Canal

Noon talk focuses on construction of New York's Barge Canal From 1905 to 1918, New York State replaced the Erie Canal with a new waterway called the Barge Canal. On Thursday, August 13 at 12 p.m., Erie Canal Museum Curator Ashley Maready will share the story of constructing this Canal, now named the Erie. The Read More »
How Clinton’s Ditch Made a Way for Amos Eaton’s “Blaze of Geological Zeal”

How Clinton’s Ditch Made a Way for Amos Eaton’s “Blaze of Geological Zeal”

Virtual lecture features author of DeWitt Clinton and Amos Eaton Get your ticket now for How Clinton's Ditch Made a Way for Amos Eaton's "Blaze of Geological Zeal" with David Spanagel, historian and author of DeWitt Clinton and Amos Eaton: Geology and Power in Early New York. The online program will take place Saturday, July 25 at Read More »
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 »
Syracuse's First Fourth of July Celebration

Syracuse’s First Fourth of July Celebration

A look at Syracuse's 1820 Fourth of July celebration By Derrick Pratt, Erie Canal Museum Educator The Erie Canal totally transformed the state of New York. In few places was that transformation as clear as in the Erie Canal Museum’s hometown, Syracuse. Prior to the Canal, what became the City of Syracuse was a small, 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 »
Immigrants and the D&H Canal

Immigrants and the D&H Canal

By Bill Merchant, D&H Canal Historical Society (The author and the D&H Canal Historical Society express their gratitude to the Ulster County Community Grants Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley for their financial assistance towards our on- going research on this topic) America is a country of immigrants. They have always been 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 »
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