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 »
Water Quality in the Erie Canal

Water Quality in the Erie Canal

The quality and condition of water in the Erie Canal historically and today is the topic of September's Peggy Lou Feldmeier Lunchtime Lecture at the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, New York. Dr. Mark Teece, professor of environmental chemistry at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, will present the lecture, which is scheduled for 12 Read More »
Water/Ways Wednesday at the Weighlock with Don Meixner

Water/Ways Wednesday at the Weighlock with Don Meixner

During this free program in the Weighlock Gallery of the Erie Canal Museum, musician and Erie Canal expert Don Meixner will perform songs that traveled the Erie Canal and points west with the diggers and other workers who immigrated from many different countries. He will talk about the origins of some of these songs, and discuss how Read More »
Middle Eastern Waters, a Water/Ways Program

Middle Eastern Waters, a Water/Ways Program

Join us at the Erie Canal Museum on Monday, August 5 for a special Water/Ways program presented by folklorist Nada Odeh in cooperation with our friends at New York Folklore. It is free and open to the public. Odeh, a native of Syria, will give a presentation about the importance of water in Middle Eastern Read More »
The Water Drum: Haudenosaunee Craft, Music, and Dance

Haudenosaunee Craft, Music & Dance

During two special Water/Ways programs presented by members of Haudenosaunee tribes and coordinated by New York Folklore, artists show how to make traditional Native American water drums and perform Haudenosaunee songs and social dances. Both programs are free and open to the public. They will take place in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery of the Erie 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 the Downtown Syracuse Heritage Area on Thursday, July 25 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 »
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 »
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