Exploring the Erie Canal

As the Erie Canal nears the bicentennial of its completion, Explore Buffalo will be taking a close look at the history and impact of the Canal on Buffalo and Western New York as well as on New York State and American history. Through a variety of digital content including live presentations, recorded videos, and informational guides, we will take you on a journey to discover the Erie Canal – all from the comfort and safety of your own home.

Exploring the Erie Canal programming is free to the public thanks to the generous support of Humanities NY, The Erie Canalway Heritage Corridor, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Watch Now – Lockport’s Erie Canal Locks

Watch Now – The Erie Canal: Gateway to the West

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