Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor just released a study which shows that an estimated 1.5 billion dollars is generated annually by events such as boat tours, bicycle and paddle-sport rentals and historic site and museum tours along the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca Canals. Events and tours drew more than 3.3 million visitors in 2017 […]Read More »
Glassmaking innovations in Corning have shaped the modern world, from the first electric light bulbs for Thomas Edison and the invention of optical fiber for telecommunications, to the glass used in modern flat screen displays. That story all began with a voyage on New York State’s waterways. In 1868 the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company relocated […]Read More »
The Art of The Erie Canal The Erie Canal, the foremost engineering marvel of the 19th century, sparked the imagination of artists in America and abroad. On display through September 23, 2018 This companion exhibition to Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal looks at the art inspired by the canal and the opportunities it afforded […]Read More »
Arts, Culture and Communities on the Canal AN ERIE CANAL BICENTENNIAL DISCUSSION Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady NY OPENING SESSION (1—1:30pm) Welcome: Brian U. Stratton, Director, NYS Canal Corporation Welcome from City of Schenectady and Introduction of Keynote Address: Hon. Gary R. McCarthy, […]Read More »
New York will be celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the iconic Erie Canal.