In the first part of the 20th century, postcards were all the rage in America. The Erie Canal Museum is home to many of these small pieces of history. In our first curator talk of 2019, Ashley Maready will discuss the growth in use of postcards, or “postals,” in our country, how they came to be one of our most widely used means of communication for several years, and how postcards helped to capture and preserve practically every aspect of the Erie Canal.
The program takes place in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery at the Museum, located at 318 Erie Boulevard East in Syracuse, New York. It is free and open to the public, and the gallery is wheelchair accessible. The program also includes time for questions. Parking is available at meters on the street and in nearby lots, and eight free spaces are available in Museum-designated spots across from the Museum under routes 81 and 690. Email firstname.lastname@example.org should you have questions. We look forward to seeing you for this fascinating presentation!