Our annual Symposium is held each March. This day-long event takes place just before our Annual Membership Meeting. The 2024 symposium will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Monroe Community College in Rochester.
Spend the weekend exploring New York State's hidden (and sometimes not so hidden) Canal gems.
Our spring 2024 fall study tour will be held May 3-5 in Lockport.
Every two years we hold a formal conference for canal advocates across New York State.
The 2022 New York State Canal Conference was held October 2-4 in Rochester
The Canal Society hosts regular events at the Samuel Center for Canal History (formerly St. Johns Church) at 38 Rochester St in Port Byron, NY.
Saturday, December 9, 12-4pm: Afternoon Open House for Port Byron's Christmas on Main Street
January 16 (Tuesday) - Doug's To-Go Fish Fry 11am-6pm
March 8 (Friday) - Doug's To-Go Fish Fry 11am - 6pm
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