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; a full program and registration information can be found at the link below.
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.
March 3, 1pm (Sunday) - Marine archaeologist Art Cohn will talk about the cultural legacy of the navigable inland waterways that have been enhanced for almost 200-years with the completion of the Erie Canal system in 1825
March 8 (Friday) - Doug's To-Go Fish Fry 11am - 6pm
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