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  • An Erie Canal Bicentennial Discussion

           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 »
  • Champlain Canal Centennial Roundtables

    Four roundtables celebrating the Champlain Canal Centennial have been scheduled for May. Each will feature a presentation, an informational sharing session, networking opportunities and a discussion period. The roundtables are designed to bring together museum professionals, historical societies, archivists, local historians and community members to foster collaboration and to create unique thematic experiences for visitors […]Read More »
  • Canal Clean Sweep 2018

    Each year to correspond with Earth Day, communities and organizations up and down the Canal organize to clean the banks of the Canal  This year 38 separate events are scheduled.   This event now in it’s 8th. year continues to grow in size. To learn more about all the events along the Canal visit the More »
  • Barge Canal Centennial Celebrations Planned For Rochester

    We currently travel on the third generation of the Erie Canal, commonly referred to as the “Barge Canal” 2018 celebrates the centennial of the opening of this version of the Canal system. The fact that we travel today on infrastructure designed and built 100 years ago is a great testament to the engineers and builders […]Read More »


New York will be celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the iconic Erie Canal.

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