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Erie Canal Museum to begin Monday Fun days

Need something fun and educational to do with your children now that school is out for the summer? Come to the Erie Canal Museum for a series of activities, crafts, and demonstrations that celebrate the history and culture of the Erie Canal and Syracuse.

Monday Fun days will be held at the Erie Canal Museum on Mondays this summer, and are made possible by the funding and support of M&T Bank.

Monday Fun days will be held at 1 p.m. every Monday through Aug. 26.  These events are $5 per child for one Fun day and $30 per child for all eight Fun days, with a discounted rate for museum members.  Tickets will be available on the museum website and at the door.  Children who attend all eight Fun days will receive a special surprise.

July 15: Learn about music and entertainment along the Erie Canal.  Members of the Syracuse Country Dancers will teach the children about the popular songs and dances of the 19th century and lead them through a series of fun dances.

July 22: Thousands of businesses sprouted along the Erie Canal.  One of these, Onondaga Pottery, became nationally renowned for their beautiful and durable Syracuse China in the 1890s.  Paint your own tile based on Syracuse China designs and learn more about this nationally renowned pottery.

July 29: Ever wondered if the Erie Canal Museum is haunted?  Join us for an afternoon of ghost stories by candlelight and learn more about the ghosts that haunt the walls of the Erie Canal Museum from our curator Dr. Dan Ward.

Aug. 5: Practiced for hundreds of years as an art in Asia and the Middle East, marbled paper became a popular decoration for books published in America, including Syracuse, in the 19th century.  Make your own stationary of marbled paper and experience this ancient art form.

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