Curator Talk: Erie Canal Museum FAQs

Curator Talk: Erie Canal Museum FAQs

Online 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., Museum Curator Ashley Maready will share answers to the most common questions about the institution and its artifacts. The online program 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 Divisive Ditch: Early Perceptions of the Erie Canal

The Divisive Ditch: Early Perceptions of the Erie Canal

A Deeper Dive virtual lecture features Carol Sheriff, author of The Artificial River Get your ticket now for The Divisive Ditch: Early Perceptions of the Erie Canal with Carol Sheriff, historian and author of The Artificial River. The online program will take place Saturday, May 30 at 1 p.m. Sheriff is the first guest in our new Read More »
Baseball in the 19th Century Erie Canal Corridor

POSTPONED: Baseball Along the 19th Century Erie Canal Corridor

Postponed until further notice; please check back in mid-May for new date. The Erie Canal totally transformed life along its banks. Cities were built. Religions were founded. National movements started. And goods, people and ideas were transported. One often overlooked aspect of this change is the explosion of what was quickly becoming the national pastime: Read More »
Designing and Constructing a Replica of DeWitt Clinton's Seneca Chief

Designing & Constructing A Replica of DeWitt Clinton’s Seneca Chief

By John Montague, Buffalo Maritime Center Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live, 10 a.m. May 7, to learn more about this project. In anticipation of the bicentennial of the opening of the Erie Canal in 2025, the Buffalo Maritime Center has undertaken a project to construct a replica of DeWitt Clinton’s packet boat Seneca Read More »
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