The Canal Society of New York State is seeking an Executive Director to ensure fulfillment of the Society’s mission and strategic plan and to implement administrative procedures for the day-to-day financial and operational oversight of the Society’s properties, staff, collections and programs. [Read more…] about Canal Society of NY Seeks Executive Director
The Aqueduct Alliance is an informal group of organizations and individuals working to preserve the Schoharie Aqueduct, the ruins of the Erie Canal aqueduct over Schoharie Creek at Schoharie Crossing. They hope to expand the knowledge and appreciation of the structure, and make it more accessible to visitors.
Two recent newspaper articles were published highlighting the work that is being done by the partners involved in this project. [Read more…] about Schoharie Aqueduct Restoration Update
The new book Enterprising Waters: The History and Art of New York’s Erie Canal (SUNY Press Excelsior Editions, 2020) chronicles the story of the Erie Canal from its inception to today. [Read more…] about New Book Features History, Art of the Erie Canal
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is set to open the doors at their Visitor Center this off season on each first Monday of the month for Museum Monday Programs. [Read more…] about DeWitt Clinton, Erie Canal Presentations at Schoharie Crossing
The plan for the Erie Canal was a tremendous undertaking when construction began in 1817. When the digging commenced, the vastness of the landscape it would cut through became the obstacle.
David Brooks from Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will be at Galway Public Library on Saturday for a presentation about the construction and environmental history of the Erie Canal. [Read more…] about Erie Canal Environmental History Program in Galway
The Visitor Center at Schoharie Crossing is set to host their second Museum Monday program of the year, looking at Abolition and Slavery in Montgomery County with Montgomery County Historian Kelly Farquhar, on Monday, February 3rd.
Farquhar will speak on the freedom seekers in the Mohawk Valley and how the Erie Canal was used to spread ideas, shape ideology, and as a way to escape bondage. [Read more…] about Freedom Seekers in Montgomery Co Talk Feb 3rd
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
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that a major restoration and rehabilitation of the historic Cleveland Dock Fishing Access Site is expected to begin this winter.
Cleveland Dock, located at 69 State Route 49 in the village of Cleveland, Oswego County, provides unique access to the excellent fishing on Oneida Lake and also helps connect boaters to the Erie Canal system. [Read more…] about Oneida Lake Historic Dock Restoration Underway
The 2020 New York State Canal Conference will be held October 4-6, 2020 at the Rivers Casino Event Center in Schenectady.
This year’s conference will explore the trends and opportunities in the regional and international waterway systems. [Read more…] about 2020 NYS Canal Conference Being Held In Schenectady
The Albany Institute of History & Art is set to host “What is a Waterway Anyway?” with guest speaker Daniel Rinn, PhD candidate at the University of Rochester, on Sunday, January 19th, at 2 pm. This lecture is included with museum admission and part of the New York tour of the Water/Ways exhibition that is currently on view at the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, New York (January 11-February 23, 2020). [Read more…] about Historic Waterways Focus of Special Albany Lecture