Grant money has been awarded to keep the stories behind the Erie Canal alive for future generations.
Three organizations, including the Rochester Museum and Science Center, were presented with checks from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.
Grants statewide totaling more than $45,000 will help keep the history of the canal alive through preservation, recreation, and in the case of the museum: education.
"It is a brandable experience that our community has because when you go anywhere in the world, they have heard about the Erie Canal. So it's really important for us from a tourism point of view to make the most of that," said Kate Bennett, RMSC president.
The money will go towards rebuilding the museum's canal lock display.
The Hoag Library in Albion and the Village of Spencerport also received grants.