This year marks the start of a multi-year celebration of the Erie Canal. In 1817, ground was broken for the construction of the original Erie Canal. Across New York State, organizations will be celebrating the bicentennial of the beginning of this historic project that transformed New York and the nation.
The Albany Institute has a diverse collection of items that relate to the Erie Canal. The next "spotlight" exhibition will include materials that narrate a story of the original Erie Canal through the Barge Canal using paintings, drawings, maps, photographs, books, broadsides, silver, ceramics, and more.
They Built America | special performance by Capital Repertory Theater | Thursday, March 30 | 6PM | free
Beer & the Erie Canal | 2017 Hudson Valley Hops | Saturday, April 8 | 4—7PM | Advance tickets: $30 AIHA members, $35 non-members ; At Door: $35 AIHA members, $40 non-members
Erie Canal Watercolor Painting | Art for All | Saturdays in April | 10AM—4:30PM | free with museum admission
Erie Canal Concert | family program | Friday, April 21 | 2PM | free with museum admission
More programs may be announced