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
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has announced a number of projects and upcoming events along the Erie Canal. [Read more…] about Erie Canal Towpath News and Events
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site has announced a virtual book club, set for the month of August that features Heaven’s Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal by author Jack Kelly. [Read more…] about ‘Heavens Ditch’ Virtual Book-Club Read
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 Canalway National Heritage Corridor has announced the recipients of the 2020 Erie Canalway Heritage Award of Excellence. This years recipients are Erie Canal Heritage Park at Port Byron and Gateway Harbor of the Tonawandas in North Tonawanda and Tonawanda. The Port of Newark in Newark received Honorable Mention. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway Heritage Award Winners Announced