Canal Town Museum, Canastota, NY

Friday, July 13, 2007

We woke up to a gloomy, drizzly morning this past week and wanted a change of scenery. We'd heard about the Erie Canal Town Museum in Canastota, NY, and decided to give it a try! Boy, we were not disappointed!

It was a very pleasant drive to Canastota along Route 5. There are numerous little communities strung like pearls down this old "Seneca Turnpike," as Route 5 was once called. Beautiful, grand old houses, neat yards, sidewalks, trees lining the streets, small shops... this vista of small-town America was such a refreshing sight for a person weary of the cluttered, ugly milltowns and endless political bickering of greater Utica. Canastota is a town in its own right, and it is obvious that the residents have made it a community. Truly a lovely village.

The Canal Town Museum was not difficult to find, although the building is a tiny-looking little thing.

Canal Museum Exterior w Guide


The museum is filled with everything imaginable-- cookstoves, vintage clothing, signs, boat models, tools, farm implements, art, inventions, antique curiosities like the mutoscope... too much to mention! I wrote a post about our adventure. Read about our visit at New York Traveler.net.

2 remarks
The Tour Marm said...

I had been wondering what this museum was like.

Thanks.

have you checked out my current WW?

10:00 PM  
Mrs Mecomber said...

Glad I helped supply you with info.

Sorry, Marm-- I have drastically reduced my browsing of blogs these days, due to increased attention to home-repair calamaties. I hope to finish my work by Autumn and then once again have the pleasure of reading favorite history/edu blogs.

8:19 AM  

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