SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) - The Erie Canal Museum on Erie Boulevard in the City of Syracuse is celebrating its 50th
Anniversary this year. On Saturday it held a Community Celebration. The event included an educational presentation for adults and kid-friendly
activities like coloring and
butter and bread making.
The building was constructed in 1850. It was saved from demolition in 1962 and turned into a museum.
It sits at what used to be the junction of the Erie Canal and another important waterway.
"The Oswego Canal actually ended here and went all the way up to Lake Ontario, which made Syracuse right at the crossroads of America at the time. We were the north, east, south, west intersection and it brought a huge amount of development to this city,” said Director of Development and Marketing Natalie Stetson.
The Erie Canal Museum is open seven days a week.
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