The Weighlock Building: No Place Like Home

The Weighlock Building: No Place Like Home

June 4 Quarantine Coffee Hour examines the National Register Syracuse Weighlock Building Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 4 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public. Museum Educator Derrick Pratt will discuss the history of the National Register Syracuse Weighlock Building. This structure 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 »
Erie Canal Song Lyrics, Music, History & More

Erie Canal Song Lyrics, Music, History & More

Iconic Erie Canal Song is topic of May 28 Quarantine Coffee Hour   Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 28 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public. Performer and teaching artist Dave Ruch joins Museum Educator Derrick Pratt to discuss the iconic Erie Canal 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 »
Early Months of Erie Canal Navigation in Syracuse

Early Months of Erie Canal Navigation in Syracuse

Quarantine Coffee Hour looks at early months of navigation on the middle division of the Erie Canal   Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 21 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public. Museum Educator Derrick Pratt will discuss the beginning of navigation on New Read More »
The Life and Times of a Canal Boat Cook

The Life and Times of a Canal Boat Cook

Quarantine Coffee Hour looks at Oswego native Oliver Wendell Petrie and working life on 20th century canals  Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14 for our live-streamed Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public. Museum Educator Derrick Pratt will discuss the life of Oliver Wendell Petrie, an Read More »
Designing and Constructing a Replica of DeWitt Clinton's Seneca Chief

Building a Replica of DeWitt Clinton’s Seneca Chief

Learn about the Buffalo Maritime Center's work to build a replica of this historic Canal boat. Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 7 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public. John Montague from the Buffalo Maritime Center will talk about the organization's 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 »

Geological Obstacles of the Erie Canal

Thomas X. Grasso discusses the geological challenges faced by the original Canal's engineers  during this Facebook Live discussion. Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 30 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public. Thomas X. Grasso, past president of the Canal Society of Read More »
Virtual MOSTHistory Happy Hour: Water & Canal Systems

Virtual MOSTHistory Happy Hour: Water & Canal Systems

The Erie Canal Museum is talking water with the Museum of South Texas History during Virtual MOSTHistory Happy Hour on Tuesday, April 28. Join both institutions on Facebook Live at 7 p.m. Eastern Time/6 p.m. Central Time with your phone, laptop, desktop--however you can--to learn and share your thoughts about water and canal systems in south Texas and Read More »
Quarantine Coffee Hour: How Buffalo Became the Erie Canal's Western Terminus

Quarantine Coffee Hour: Buffalo and the Erie Canal Terminus Debate

Learn how Buffalo became the Erie Canal's western terminus during this Facebook Live discussion. Are you looking for ways to engage with others while you’re staying home? Join the Erie Canal Museum for its new remote program, Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to everyone. Beginning each Monday, read a Canal-related article on the Newsroom page of Read More »
Virtual MOSTHistory Happy Hour: Water & Canal Systems

Virtual MOSTHistory Happy Hour: Celebrations & Milestones

The Erie Canal Museum is partnering with the Museum of South Texas History in Edinburg, Texas, to present Virtual MOSTHistory Happy Hour on Tuesday, April 21. Join both institutions on Facebook Live at 7 p.m. Eastern Time/6 p.m. Central Time with your phone, laptop, desktop--however you can--to celebrate, and discuss milestones of their respective 50th and 200th anniversaries. Read More »
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