Talking Cursive Brewing Company and the Erie Canal Museum have teamed up to brew “Good Ol’ Pale Ale” as part of the Erie Eats: The Erie Canal Foodways Project. [Read more…] about Beer Release Celebrates Erie Canal and Syracuse Brewing History
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The Erie Canal Museum is set to open the new exhibit An Erie Canal Odyssey: The Photographs of Frank Forte, on Tuesday, September 15th, in the Link Gallery.
In this exhibit, award-winning photographer Frank Forte shares 10 multi-image panels that depict communities, structures, boats, people, and activities along the canals of New York State. [Read more…] about Erie Canal Museum Hosts Canal Images Exhibit
The Oneida County History Center has announced a free virtual lecture by Erie Canal Museum Educator Derrick Pratt, looking at the early efforts to harness New York’s interior waterways and the political wrangling that almost kept the Erie Canal from happening.
Completed in 1825 to create a navigable water route between the Atlantic Ocean at city of New York and the Great Lakes, the Canal was the second longest in the world and greatly enhanced the development and economy of the United States. But while the Erie Canal took only eight years to dig, it was a nearly 100-year long process to get started, often mocked by those who thought it impossible or unnecessary.
The Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse has invited current volunteers and canal and history lovers, to attend a free training session for volunteer docents on Monday, February 3rd.
Docents, also known as tour guides, take groups through the Museum, explaining key information about the Erie Canal and the 1850 National Register Syracuse Weighlock Building. [Read more…] about Erie Canal Museum to Train Volunteer Guides
Derrick Pratt, of Chittenango, has joined the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse as Museum Educator.
In this new position Pratt is expected to identify and implement opportunities to grow the institution’s education services for all audiences, and provide engaging new programs that share the Erie Canal’s history and impact with classroom students, adult learners, travelers, and everyone living in Central New York. [Read more…] about Erie Canal Museum Hires Museum Educator
After visiting almost every state, Museum on Main Street is making its New York State debut with the Water/Ways exhibit this June at the Erie Canal Museum.
The Erie Canal Museum and the surrounding community has been chosen by the Museum Association of New York to host Water/Ways as part of the Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program ― a national/state/local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations. The exhibition will tour six communities in New York State through April 2020. [Read more…] about Exhibit at Erie Canal Museum Explores Water’s Enviro, Cultural Impacts