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100 Year Anniversary

2018 Centennial Celebration: First Watering of the Erie-Barge Canal

Saturday, May 5
Erie Barge Canal Centennial Conference
8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
At the Theatre in the Strong National Museum of Play a daylong public forum in which presenters discuss canal history, the canal's continued value today and for the future.
Registration: $40
includes breakfast, coffee break, and lunch

Register online here

Thursday, May 10
Centennial Celebration: First Filling of The Erie Barge Canal
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, at the East Guard Lock

Witness the recreation of first water let into the 20th century Erie Canal as “Teddy Roosevelt,” sponsors, and other dignitaries greet the public and commemorate the event with the authentic shovel used 100 years ago on May 10, 1918. Dignitaries will also unveil a bronze plaque that designates the NYS Canal System a National Historic Landmark.

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Canal by Coach Tour

Following the Centennial Celebration festivities

Canal by Coach Tour: Join Canal Society of New York State President Emeritus Tom Grasso and other experts for a guided tour by motor coach of the remarkable canal sites in eastern Monroe County.
Registration: $60
includes lunch, bus, and more

View the bus program here
Register online here


Port Byron Old Erie Canal Heritage Park

A new seasonal position (May through October) and an outstanding opportunity for an experienced professional with organizational, leadership, and management skills. The Manager will report to the Heritage Park Management Team and oversees all daily
Park operations.

Read the full job description and learn who to contact here

2018 Spring Trip

Friday, April 27 - Sunday April 29
Jointly sponsored between and Canal Society of New York State and the
Pennsylvania Canal Society, the trip will feature the Delaware Canal from New Hope, PA to its' origin in Easton PA.
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Waterfront Grille

Looking for casual waterfront dining? Try Waterfront Grille located at Gems Along the Mohawk at the Herkimer Marina.