Staley will look at the limestone masonry, concrete, and iron remains found at these sites, and share how archaeological discoveries can contradict historic narratives and reveal shady political cronyism in Utica during the 1880s. [Read more…] about Canal Archaeology Virtual Lecture Set For Oct 27th
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has announced the winners of this year’s Erie Canalway Photo Contest.
435 images were judged in four contest categories: On the Water, Along the Trail, Canal Communities, and Classic Canal. Judges selected first, second, and third place winning images in each category, as well as 12 honorable mentions. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway Photo Contest Winners Announced
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has recently installed new signs to mark the NYS Canalway Water Trail at more than 140 launch sites along the Erie, Champlain, Cayuga-Seneca, and Oswego canals.
The blue and yellow signs are intended to help paddlers identify safe put-in and take-out sites from the water and assist with wayfinding to launch sites from land. [Read more…] about Signs For Paddlers Installed Along Canalway Water Trail
This week on The Historians Podcast, City Historian Christopher Leonard discusses Schenectady during the Second World War, plus he takes a look at Schenectady and the Erie Canal. [Read more…] about Schenectady During The Second World War (Podcast)
In this episode of The Historians Podcast, David Brooks of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Fort Hunter has Erie Canal lore to share. He also tells of unrealized plans to make a canal out of the Sacandaga River. [Read more…] about Schoharie Crossing on the Erie Canal (Podcast)
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is now accepting applications for its IMPACT! Grant program. The grants range from $2,500 to $12,000 and will be awarded to municipalities, not-for-profits with a 501(c)(3) designation, and federally-recognized Native American tribes within the boundaries of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway Grants Available for Native Nations
The next grant round of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s Historic Transportation Canal Marker Grant Program is now open.
This roadside marker program commemorates the historical significance of transportation canals in the United States. Grants cover the entire cost of a cast aluminum marker, pole and shipping. [Read more…] about Grants for Historic Markers Celebrating Canals Available
Images should convey the unique character of New York’s canals and canal communities. Entries must be postmarked by August 28, 2020. Winning photos will be featured in the 2021 Erie Canalway calendar. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway Photo Contest Call for Entries
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will continue to offer online programs throughout the summer even as the Visitor Center is now open by appointment.
The Erie Canal historic site will provide programs through Webex as well as other online platforms and social media. [Read more…] about Schoharie Crossing Offers Online Programs
Most of the NYS Canal System is now open, including the eastern Erie Canal from Lock E2 in Waterford to Lock E18 in Jacksonburg. [Read more…] about NYS Canal System Now Mostly Open