Gallery Tour of Enterprising Waters: New York's Erie Canal

11 am and 1 pm
South Hall

The creation of the Erie Canal was a monumental feat in its day, unlike any public works project the young United States had seen. The hand-dug 363-mile channel linked the East Coast and the Atlantic to the North American interior, growing the nation and making New York the Empire State. Guided by a museum educator, come tread the rich history of the canal through Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal. Explore the fascinating story of canal’s development and learn about life along the canal through its 200 year history. (45 min.)