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Get Involved: Awards Program
The Erie Canalway Heritage Award of Excellence celebrates significant places in the Erie Canalway where people have come together to preserve and share our heritage or to make the Corridor a vibrant place to live, work, or visit.
2013 Erie Canalway Heritage Award of Excellence Winner
Enlarged Erie Lock 60 and Gallup's Change Bridge #39, Macedon
2013 Honorable Mention Recipients
Bushnell's Basin Boat Dock & Canal Amenity Center, Town of Perinton
Trail of Hope, Lyons

Congratulations to this year's recipients for their outstanding efforts to celebrate, preserve, and share the rich history of the Erie Canal!

Enlarged Erie Lock 60, by KEITH BOAS  
Enlarged Erie Lock 60  more > Gallup's Change Bridge #39  more >
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Bushnell's Basin Boat Dock & Canal Amenity Center  more > Trail of Hope, Lyons  more >

About the Award
Recognition for excellence is selected based on the applicant's effectiveness in helping to advance one or more of the goals set forth in the Erie Canalway Preservation and Management Plan.
The award is offered biennially.
Look for our next Call for Submissions in January 2015.
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Past Heritage Award Recipients
Award winning sites offer not only inspiration, but strategies that work. Find out what makes each site great and pick up a few tips from our recipients.

2011 Heritage Award booklet cover


Restored 1842 Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct,
Camillus (2011)  
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Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum,
Chittenango (2010)
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Village of Brockport (2009)
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Canal Place,
Little Falls (2008)
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School Street Hydroelectric Facility,
Brookfield Renewable Power, Cohoes (2008)
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Honorable Mention Recipients
Verona Beach Lighthouse,
Town of Verona (2011)
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Delta Sonic Heritage Farm at the Buffalo Zoo,
Buffalo (2011)
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Historical Murals of Lyons,
Lyons (2010)

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Mohawk Towpath Byway,
Waterford and Cohoes to Schenectady (2010)
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Erie Canal Discovery Center and Lockport Visitor's Center, Lockport (2009)
Spencerport Depot and Canal Museum,
Spencerport (2009)

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Fort Plain Free Library,
Fort Plain (2008)
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Historic Palmyra's Wm. Phelps General Store and Home, Palmrya (2008)
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award program overview >
overview [PDF version] >

2013 application form >
meet our jury >

Contact Director of Communications and Outreach Jean Mackay at (518) 237-7000, ext. 222.
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