Gere's Lock on the Erie Canal near Syracuse, New York.

Lunchtime Lecture: From Gere’s Lock to the Gear Factory

Edward A. Bogucz, executive director of the Syracuse Center of Excellence and associate professor at Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, presents the Erie Canal Museum's third lunchtime lecture of 2018 on Thursday, September 13 at 12 p.m. His talk, titled From Gere's Lock to the Gear Factory, offers insight into the Canal's role Read More »
Guided walking tour of downtown Syracuse examines the Erie Canal's history and impact on the city's architecture, development and social life.

Guided Walking Tour of Downtown Syracuse

Join us for a walking tour along the route of the 19th century Erie Canal through downtown Syracuse! The Erie Canal Museum presents guided walking tours of historic downtown Syracuse on a regular basis throughout the summer. This tour follows the path of the 19th century Erie Canal, a man-made waterway that was one of the country's greatest engineering Read More »
Historical reenactment by Dennis Heaphy at the Erie Canal Museum.

Historical Reenactment with Dennis Heaphy

Enjoy a historical reenactment with Dennis Heaphy at the Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse! Heaphy will present Living and Working on a Canal Boat at the 1850 National Register Weighlock Building on Monday, July 23 and Thursday, July 26, as part of ArtsWeek in downtown Syracuse. While repairing the deck of the Nathan Roberts, a replica canal boat in the Museum’s Locktender’s Read More »
Historical reenactment by Dennis Heaphy at the Erie Canal Museum.

Live Historical Reenactment with Dennis Heaphy

Enjoy a live historical reenactment with Dennis Heaphy at the Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse! Heaphy will present Living and Working on a Canal Boat at the 1850 National Register Weighlock Building on Monday, July 23 and Thursday, July 26, as part of ArtsWeek in downtown Syracuse. While repairing the deck of the Nathan Roberts, a replica canal Read More »
Special Sunday walking tour will look at the Syracuse Weighlock Building, located next to the site of the original Erie Canal.

Sunday Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Syracuse

Take a special Sunday walk with us on the Erie Canal and through the downtown Syracuse heritage area! The Erie Canal Museum presents guided walking tours of historic downtown Syracuse on a regular basis beginning Saturday, May 19. This tour follows the route of the 19th century Erie Canal, a man-made waterway that was the engineering marvel of its Read More »
The Erie Canal on the east side of downtown Syracuse

Sunday Downtown Syracuse Walking Tour

Take a special Sunday walk with us on the Erie Canal and through the downtown Syracuse heritage area! The Erie Canal Museum presents guided walking tours of historic downtown Syracuse on a regular basis beginning Saturday, May 19. This tour follows the path of the 19th century Erie Canal, a man-made waterway that fueled the economic and social development Read More »

The Haudenosaunee and the Erie Canal

For millennia, waterways in indigenous Haudenosaunee territories have been profoundly important. In the Haudenosaunee cosmology, water is sacred as fundamental to all life. On Thursday, May 17, Syracuse University Professor Philip P. Arnold and Onondaga Nation Chief Jake Edwards will discuss the important role waterways play in the cosmology of the Haudenosaunee people of New Read More »
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