In 2015 we opened The Erie Canal Made New York,
a new permanent exhibit that includes interactive displays,
narrative audio tracks and original artifacts.
The exhibit explains why and by whom the Erie Canal was conceived,
the technology used in its construction, Canal-inspired inventions,
and the waterway’s role in our country’s social and economic development.
A display of the 1825 Wedding of the Waters ceremonial Canal opening,
complete with fireworks sound effects,
leads visitors to the 1850 Syracuse Weighlock Building,
the Museum’s most important artifact.