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From: "Linda J. LeVan" <>
Subject: Re: Erie Canal
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 14:38:57 -0400
Since I was just in Syracuse yesterday and looking at tourism pamphlets, I
realized that maybe I had some information that could be of use to you.
Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd. East
Syracuse, NY 13202
Open daily 10 am to 5 pm, year round.
For information call (315) 471-0593.
Syracuse Urban Cultural Park Visitor Center The Erie Canal Museum is the
nation's leading maritime museum specializing in Erie Canal history. Housed
in the National Register landmark 1850 Weighlock Building, the only
surviving canal boat weighing station, the Museum includes a full-size
canal boat that visitors board to experience canal life. Also included are
an orientation theater program, exhibits on Syracuse history that combine
period room settings with live demonstrations, and a special exhibition
gallery featuring changing exhibits which draw on the Museum's nationally
significant artifact collection. A research library is open to the public
by appointment. Museum services include group tours, gift shop, videotape
and education loan kit rentals, speakers bureau, and current information on
the cultural and recreational opportunities available throughout the New
York State Canal System.
I haven't been to the museum myself, but I've spoken to a friend who says
it's a small, free admission place and quite interesting.
Here's the web site where I got the information.
Hope this is helpful.
At 8:07 AM -0500 2/17/99, Monica Bennett wrote:
>Good Morning All,
> I have a question concerning workers on the Erie Canal. Does
>anyone know of a source for information on folks who worked on its
>construction? Thank you - Monica
Linda J. LeVan
Executive Staff Assistant
Department of Psychology