Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd., East
Syracuse, NY 13202
Mon. - Sat. 10 - 5
Sun. - 10 - 3
Admission: Free, donation suggested
Lecture Series - free
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 10:30 a.m.
Andrew Kitzmann, Erie Canal Museum, "Canal Basics." at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 1:00 p.m.
Art Cohn, executive director of Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.
Saturday, March 11, 2008 at 1:00 p.m.
Randy Duchain, author of "New York Waters," with book signing to follow.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 10:30 a.m.
Andrew Kitzmann, Erie Canal Museum, "Canal Inspired Architecture."
February 6 – March 17, 2008 The Art of the Draftsman
The success of the Erie Canal was based in large part to meticulous planning and preparation of surveys, maps, and geologic studies of the proposed route. This exhibition will explore the intended routes of the canal and the surveyors conducting the studies. The primary theme of the exhibition will be a chronological exploration of the changes in the canal route as the system was expanded and modernized over a period of 100 years. Maps will include early pre-1800 Inland Lock Navigation Canals, Benjamin Wrights Survey Journal, NYS engineering, birds eye, and various local and town examples from throughout the 1800s.