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Discover the Erie Canal Museum

Discover the Erie Canal Museum

The Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202

The Erie Canal Museum serves the general public from broad geographic areas. It maintains and enhances the scope and appeal of its canal-related educational programs, exhibits and collections. In 1986, Syracuse was selected as one of New York State Parks Department’s 14 Heritage Area communities because the city captures a unique facet of state history. ECM’s one-of-a-kind historic Weighlock Building and our Mission Statement led to ECM being invited to serve as the official Syracuse Heritage Area Visitor Center. As such, the ECM has since been acknowledged and promoted by the City of Syracuse as the place to learn local and state history. ECM also provides reference maps and brochures to Syracuse’s other cultural resources.
Admission to the Museum is Free
Donations are greatly appreciated
Open Mon. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
For more information check out their website.

Posted: Monday, April 28th, 2008 @ 5:17 pm by Lynn
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,History & Arts



The Creamery is one of Skaneateles’ primary cultural centers.  Recently, we were able to acquire the property next door, which once housed the boiler for the Cremery.  We have a rare opportunity to expand. 

The museum expansion will feature the Boat & Transportation Museum.  The original Creamery and the new Boat & Transportation museum will be connected by a wing adjacent to Skaneateles Creek.  In addition, the existing Creamery will receive a much needed expansion for research and record retention.

The Skaneateles Historical Society is asking that you donate funds for this project.  Your tax-deductible donations can be sent to:

 Skaneateles Historical Society, Museum Expansion

28 Hannum Street

Skaneateles, NY  13152

Phone:  (315) 685-1360

Posted: Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 @ 9:12 am by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,History & Arts


Everson Museum of Art, Central New York Art 

Everson Museum of Art, Central New York Art
Tuesday – Friday & Sunday: Noon – 5.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Closed Mondays

Admission is free, with a suggested
donation of $5.00 per person

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street
Syracuse, New York 13202
Tel (315) 474 6064
Fax (315) 474 6943

In fitting with the works it houses, the Everson Museum building is a sculptural work of art in its own right. Designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei, (more…)

Posted: Monday, February 4th, 2008 @ 8:17 am by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,History & Arts


The Salt Museum

The Salt Museum, Syracuse NY

“Why is Syracuse nicknamed the Salt City?”, “What were the two types of salt producing methods used during this era?”

The Salt Museum

Discover the industry that created the City of Syracuse and supplied the entire nation with salt! Explore the site of an original boiling block where brine (salt water) was turned into what was then considered one of the country’s most precious commodities. See the actual kettles, wooden barrels and other equipment that were used in this fascinating process which came to an end in the 1920′s.

The museum, located on the shore of Onondaga Lake, is full of dynamic exhibits and artifacts. Constructed from timbers taken from actual salt warehouses, it provides an old time rustic experience during your visit.

Gift shop, operated by the Friends of Historic Onondaga Lake, visitor information center and picnic areas on location.

Hours May 12 – October 8, 2007, 1-6pm daily
Admission Free
Contact 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool, NY 13088
(315) 453-6715 or 453-6712
Directions Click here

Posted: Monday, January 28th, 2008 @ 6:59 pm by Lynn
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,History & Arts


First Fridays Featured Artists

February 1, 2008

Skaneateles Artisans 

11 Fennell Street

Skaneateles NY 13152


Skaneateles Artisans is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit featuring artists Bobbi Lamb (ceramics) and Linda Bishop (fine silver and beaded jewelry) with hammered dulcimer music provided by John Wilmot and refreshments. Exhibit runs through February 29.

Posted: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008 @ 6:44 pm by Lynn
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,History & Arts