Erie Canal Museum

Erie Canal Museum

318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202, United States
The Museum collects printed and manuscript materials, maps, photographs, motion picture film, digital materials, video and audio recordings (such as oral histories), paintings, artifacts and other items which deal with the Enlarged Erie Canal, the Old Erie Canal, the New York State Barge Canal, the lateral canals, and the pre-Erie Canals of New York State.

Recently added Collections

Louis Rossi Collection, 1980 - 2009

Research materials and manuscript pages by Louis Rossi for his book Cycling Along the Canals of New York

William H. O'Brien Collection, 1904 - 1914

Papers of William H. O'Brien from the New York State Department of Public Works.

Joseph E. Burns Collection, 1909 - 1987

Personal and business items from Joseph Burns, founder of the Burns Manufacturing Company in Syracuse NY.

Craig Schexnaider Chattel Mortgage Collection, 1862 - 1877

179 mortgage documents related to canal boats.

Davis Hurd Collection, 1812 - 1869

Correspondence of Davis Hurd, Engineer and Surveyor. Hurd was the resident engineer in charge of the Erie Canal enlargement from Brockport, NY to Buffalo, NY.

New York State Government Publications, 1811 - 1925

Three boxes of NYS government publications including booklets about the canals in NY and printings of reports given to the state Legislature

Barge Canal Land Appropriation Documents, 1905 - 1951

Documents related to Barge Canal land appropriations for various canal contracts.

Newell Rossman Collection, 1915 - 1974

Magazine and news articles, reports, and travel brochures pertaining to the Panama Canal and other Central American and Caribbean countries. Collection of Newell Rossman Jr., Syracuse University Vice Chancellor, who served as Chief of the Research and Service Bureau of the Panama Canal Zone.

Syracuse City Engineer's Records, 1891/1928

Various records from the City Engineer of Syracuse, including payrolls, reports, audits, and estimates and final accounts on various contracts.

Oswego Canal Collection, 1905 - 1908

Correspondence and reports on drill borings made on the Oswego Canal