Downtown Syracuse Heritage Area Walking Tour

Open For Business: The Erie Canal’s 1820 Season

Virtual lecture examines the first year of canal navigation for the Middle Section of the Erie Canal.   200 years ago, in 1820, the Middle Section of the Erie Canal opened for navigation between Montezuma and Utica. This momentous event transformed the State of New York, especially the 96 miles this stretch of canal Read More »
The Big Ditch's Big Problem at Niagara

The Big Ditch’s Big Problems at Niagara

Virtual lecture explores challenges to Canal construction on the Niagara Frontier   Join the Erie Canal Museum and Ray Wigle, manager of the Erie Canal Discovery Center in Lockport, New York, for a virtual lecture about building the original Erie Canal in Niagara County, western New York state. The program is scheduled for Tuesday, Read More »
Virtual Heritage Area Walking Tour

Virtual Heritage Area Walking Tour

Take this virtual tour and learn how the Erie Canal helped build Syracuse. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New York State's Path Through History weekend is virtual. The Erie Canal Museum is taking part by offering its popular Heritage Area Walking Tour virtually! Join Museum Educator Derrick Pratt for the public premiere of this virtual Read More »
Joseph Lancaster & the "Delusion" of Public Schools

Joseph Lancaster & the “Delusion” of Public Schools

Virtual lecture examines early 19th century educator Joseph Lancaster How to teach our children is a subject of great debate during this difficult time. On Tuesday, September 22, Binghamton University professor Adam Laats will share a historical perspective on educational challenges through the story of Joseph Lancaster. His talk is part of the Erie Canal Museum lunchtime lecture series. Read More »
Congratulations, Model Canal Boat Contest Winners!

Congratulations, Model Canal Boat Contest Winners!

Online contest attracts entries from four states Congratulations to the winners of the Erie Canal Museum's Brick-a-Boat model canal boat contest! In this contest, partner museums across the state judged model boats of all kinds according to overall appeal, originality, difficulty, and creative use of materials. The contest was completely online, free to enter, and 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 »
Ohio Extends the Erie Canal

Ohio Extends the Erie Canal

Online lecture examines history of Ohio's canal system The Erie Canal Museum hosts a special talk about the Ohio canal system's national and international impact by John J. Grabowski of the Case Western Reserve University and the Western Reserve Historical Society, Tuesday, July 14 at 1 p.m. EDT. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the program 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 »
CNY Hops: The Birth, Death & Rebirth of an Industry

CNY Hops: The Birth, Death & Rebirth of an Industry

Images of the hops industry in Central New York The Erie Canal Museum's July 9 Quarantine Coffee Hour features Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz discussing the history of the hops industry in Central New York. The program will be streamed on Facebook Live beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. It's free and open to all. Hops 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 »
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