History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Admire what history has taught us thus far with today’s Groupon to the Erie Canal Museum. Choose between the following options:
• For $17, you get a single membership (a $35 value).
• For $25, you get a family membership (a $50 value).
The Erie Canal Museum preserves the rich history of the Erie Canal and enlightens visitors about its impact with exhibits and programs. From 1825 until 1917, the Erie Canal ran through downtown Syracuse where Erie Boulevard now sits, and, as a nautical passageway, helped several cities grow and flourish throughout the state. The museum preserves the canal's legacy and hosts several attractions for children and adults, including the newly renovated children's nook, which features books, a puppet theater, puzzles, and interactive areas. A full-size replica canal boat allows visitors to experience life as a canaller without having to take obligatory night shifts on the sea-monster watch.
In addition to museum admission and a 10 percent discount on all gift-shop items, members will receive six passes to the 26th annual Gingerbread Gallery (up to a $30 value), which runs from late-November into January. A newsletter will keep all members updated on new exhibits and events, such as the gingerbread workshops, an event favored by children and the source of income for gingerbread persons looking to buy houses.