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The Erie Canal Museum (ECM) is a private, nonprofit corporation founded in 1962. It is housed in the 1850 Weighlock Building, where canal boats were weighed during the days when they traveled through the center of Syracuse on the Erie Canal. A gallery full of participatory exhibits gives visitors a look at canal life and promotes hands-on- learning. The Museum has three special exhibits each year that draw on its nationally renowned artifact collection and historical research. Museum tours and specialty programs for all age groups are developed to entertain as well as educate. A variety of school programs are also offered by the Museum.
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Posted: Saturday, May 19th, 2007 @ 11:30 am by Curt
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Syracuse Leisure Travelers 

 Syracuse Discover heart of New York

Syracuse. It’s the center – and the crossroads – and the heart of New York. Where from four points on a compass, the state’s main thoroughfares intersect – a modern day testament to the canal that represented the dawn of interstate transportation and commerce some two hundred years before.
But Syracuse is more than the geographical center. It’s the cultural and historical crossroads of New York State as well. Nestled among the rolling green drumlins is a safe, welcoming community of diverse, professional and hardworking people who create a kind of cultural vibrancy found in few other places.

So easily accessible, Syracuse offers the leisure traveler an abundance of attractions, activities and historical perspectives comparable to a much larger city. All framed within the dramatic panorama and seasonal colors of earth and sky, which can only be found in Central New York.

Syracuse Discover heart of New York

Posted: Saturday, May 19th, 2007 @ 10:03 am by Curt
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Alliance Bank Stadium
Annually Alliance Bank Stadium hosts nearly 200 community use events, ranging from local pop warner and senior ball games to the NYS Interscholastic Baseball and Field Hockey Championships, when the Syracuse Chiefs are out of town. If you are interested in holding a community event at the Stadium, click on Stadium Schedule to see what dates are available. For more information, contact us at abstad@ongov.net or (315) 435-1412.

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Posted: Saturday, May 19th, 2007 @ 9:00 am by Curt
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Commemorative Benches 

Benches personify public parks, where even though high-energy activities are the draw, sitting is often the most common activity.

Each year, Onondaga County Parks welcome nearly 3 million people who benefit in all sorts of ways from a visit to their county parks. A welcome resting place; an opportunity to visit with old friends, or make some new ones; a cool respite from the sun and the ideal place to sit back and enjoy a beautiful day – park benches accommodate visitors

year round.  Benches personify public parks, where even though high-energy activities are the draw, sitting is often the most common activity.

Each year, Onondaga County Parks welcome nearly 3 million people who benefit in all sorts of ways from a visit to their county parks. A welcome resting place; an opportunity to visit with old friends, or make some new ones; a cool respite from the sun and the ideal place to sit back and enjoy a beautiful day – park benches accommodate visitors

year round.

Benches personify public parks, where even though high-energy activities are the draw, sitting is often the most common activity.

Each year, Onondaga County Parks welcome nearly 3 million people who benefit in all sorts of ways from a visit to their county parks. A welcome resting place; an opportunity to visit with old friends, or make some new ones; a cool respite from the sun and the ideal place to sit back and enjoy a beautiful day – park benches accommodate visitors

year round.

Posted: Friday, May 18th, 2007 @ 11:08 am by Curt
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Why is Syracuse nicknamed the Salt City

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.

The Salt Museum at Onondaga Lake Park invites school groups to learn about the history of salt production in Syracuse. Local historical interpreter and character actor Scott Peal has created an entertaining and educational tour designed for 4th-7th grade classes. Students will be placed in the role of “Reporter,” to investigate within the Salt Museum answers to such questions as: “Why is Syracuse nicknamed the Salt City?”, “What were the two types of salt producing methods used during this era?” and more.

Posted: Friday, May 18th, 2007 @ 11:02 am by Curt
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