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 »
Escape on the Erie, a Free Water/Ways Program

Escape on the Erie, a Free Water/Ways Program

During this free program at the Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse, kids and adults are invited to join the crew of the Nathan Roberts canal boat as they work to solve the clues that will help their mule escape from mule rustlers on the Erie Canal. Escape on the Erie is one of the Read More »
Tuesdays on the Towpath Interpreted Bike Ride

Tuesdays on the Towpath Interpreted Bike Ride

This free recreational bike ride organized by the Erie Canal Museum takes participants along the route of the Erie Canal in Syracuse, New York. Riders will learn about the 19th century Canal in downtown Syracuse, and explore some of the city’s historic and contemporary Canal systems, including the Creekwalk, the Inner Harbor, and Onondaga Lake. The Read More »

Water/Ways Exhibit Opening Reception

On Wednesday, July 10, the Erie Canal Museum will hold an opening reception for Water/Ways, the amazing Smithsonian Institution exhibit we are hosting from June 29-August 11. Join us in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery from 5 pm-8 pm for remarks, refreshments, and the opportunity to view and learn all about the mission of this exhibit Read More »
Water/Ways, A Smithsonian Institution Exhibit

Opening Day of Water/Ways Exhibit

The opening day of Water/Ways at the Erie Canal Museum is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 2019. We are proud to host this traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program in partnership with the Museum Association of New York (MANY). Water/Ways explores water's effects on migration and settlement, and the relationship between water and politics, economics, Read More »