Derrick Pratt, of Chittenango, has joined the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse as Museum Educator.
In this new position Pratt is expected to identify and implement opportunities to grow the institution’s education services for all audiences, and provide engaging new programs that share the Erie Canal’s history and impact with classroom students, adult learners, travelers, and everyone living in Central New York.
Prior to joining the Erie Canal Museum, Pratt served as program director at Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum. He earned a B.A. in adolescent education with dual majors in social studies education and history from the State University of New York at Cortland, and is pursuing an M.A. in museum studies at Syracuse University.
Established in 1962, the Erie Canal Museum protects and showcases what is believed to be the only remaining weighlock building in the United States, and shares the history and lasting impact of the Erie Canal through hands-on displays, interactive exhibits, and original artifacts.
The Museum is open Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm. Admission is free with a suggested $5 donation.
For more information, email outreach@eriecanalmuseum, call (315) 471-0593, extension 15, or visit their website.