Special programs AVAILABLE
Programs for students grades pre-school to 12th grade are
designed to meet New York learning standards.
The Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry has assembled a listing of school_programs
Reliving the Past – Young people learn principles of physics by using simple machines such as the pulley, inclined plane and gears
Hands on Learning – Children can learn how clothes were washed going through the actual process from pumping water, scrubbing on a wash board and using a ringer to hang them up to dry.
Water Links to the World – A new visual five board display tells the story of Seneca Falls from the late 1700s until present. At one time “everyone and everything went through Seneca Falls,” since the Great Genesee Road and the first railroad from Albany to Buffalo passed through the village.
Dioramas and Maps – Students and visitors learn from four dioramas and large wall maps how the area changed over a 100 years ago.
The Erie Canal – The Cayuga-Seneca Canal was connected to the Erie Canal by 1828 and is presently part of the Erie Barge Canal system. A mural on one wall depicts how the Erie Canal was originally dug along with a life-sized packet boat.