The Ways of the Weighmaster Lunchtime Lecture

Ways of the Weighmaster Lunchtime Lecture

In the 19th century, New York's canals included weighlocks--locks in which barges were weighed to assess a toll--in a number of communities, including Syracuse. The person responsible for weighing barges and collecting tolls was the weighmaster. Weighmasters were employed by New York State from the Canal's earliest days until the mid-1880s. when tolls ended. Historian Read More »
TR & His Canals, a Free Curator Talk

TR & His Canals, a Free Curator Talk

During this free presentation at the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, New York, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Ashley Maready will discuss the important role that former United States President Theodore Roosevelt played in the development of early 20th century canals. This program is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16 from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Roosevelt was Read More »
Downtown Syracuse Heritage Area Walking Tour

Downtown Syracuse Heritage Area Walking Tour

Join the Erie Canal Museum for a guided walking tour of the Downtown Syracuse Heritage Area on Monday, July 8 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 »
Water/Ways, A Smithsonian Institution Exhibit

Opening Day of Water/Ways Exhibit

The opening day of Water/Ways at the Erie Canal Museum is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 2019. We are proud to host this traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program in partnership with the Museum Association of New York (MANY). Water/Ways explores water's effects on migration and settlement, and the relationship between water and politics, economics, 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 historic downtown Syracuse along the route of the original Erie Canal, Monday, June 24 at 12 p.m. The tour begins at the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East. It follows the route of the 19th century Canal through Clinton Square, and tours Hanover Square as it Read More »
Downtown Syracuse Heritage Area Walking Tour

Guided Tour of Downtown Syracuse Heritage Area

Take a walk along the Erie Canal through the downtown Syracuse heritage area during this guided tour organized by the Erie Canal Museum. The tour begins at the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East. It follows the route of the 19th century Canal through Clinton Square, and tours Hanover Square as it leads you back to Read More »
Engineering Beauty Exhibit Opening Day

Engineering Beauty Exhibit Opening Day

Engineering Beauty: Black and White Views of New York Waters, a dynamic photography exhibit, opens in the first-floor Link Gallery of the Erie Canal Museum on April 10, 2019. This exhibit features black and white photographs of canals, dams, hydroelectric plants, and other New York water resources, taken with a large-format camera by consulting historian and Read More »
DeWitt Clinton's 250th Birthday Anniversary

DeWitt Clinton’s 250th Birthday Anniversary

Join descendants of DeWitt Clinton on Saturday, March 2 at the Erie Canal Museum to celebrate the sestercentennial—or 250th anniversary—of the birth of this visionary governor who championed and oversaw creation of New York's Erie Canal two centuries ago. Kenneth A. Silber, author of In DeWitt’s Footsteps: Seeing History on the Erie Canal, will discuss Read More »
Week 13: Wednesdays at the Weighlock

Week 13: Wednesdays at theWeighlock

Invite all your fun-loving friends to Week 13 of Wednesdays at the Weighlock, the Erie Canal Museum's summer series in one of Syracuse's most unique buildings. Each WEDNESDAYS AT THE WEIGHLOCK has FREE admission, live music, family-friendly activities, and a cash bar with beer, cider, wine, soda, and juice boxes available. Awesome tacos are available for sale from Read More »
Zeke Leonard

Week 12: Wednesdays at the Weighlock

Invite all your fun-loving friends to Week 12 of Wednesdays at the Weighlock, the Erie Canal Museum's summer series in one of Syracuse's most unique buildings. Each WEDNESDAYS AT THE WEIGHLOCK has FREE admission, live music, family-friendly activities, and a cash bar with beer, cider, wine, soda, and juice boxes available. Awesome tacos are available for sale Read More »
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