Our annual Symposium is held each March. This day-long event takes place just before our Annual Membership Meeting.
Spend the weekend exploring New York State's hidden (and sometimes not so hidden) Canal gems. 2023 study trips will be:
April 23-24, 2023 - including an introduction to the new Samuel Center for Canal History in Port Byron, NY
October 6-8, 2023 - based in Albany, NY, celebrating the bicentennial of the Champlain Canal
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 36 Rochester St in Port Byron, NY.
May 20th, 2pm: In association with the Lock 52 Historical Society and the Montezuma Heritage Park, internationally respected maritime history artist Len Tantillo and renown marine archeologist Art Cohn will present an in-depth program about how art and archeology combine to create historically accurate images of the past. Admission is free! Program starts at 2:00pm in the Samuel Center 38 Rochester St. Port Byron 13140
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