What kind of lives did kids growing up on the Erie Canal lead? Many families owned canal boats and made their living on the Erie Canal. Everyone in the family had a job to do, including the children. Other children who were involved with the Canal in some way were orphans or had been abandoned. What was life like for these youngsters?
Erie Canal Museum Curator of Exhibitions and Collections Ashley Maready will share answers to these questions during our second curator talk of 2019. The program is scheduled for 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Friday, June 14 at the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse, New York. It is free and open to the public. Maready will share images and objects from the Museum’s collection as she discusses work, education, family and friend relationships, and other aspects of children’s lives on the famous New York waterway during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The program will include time for questions, and several free parking spaces are available in Museum-designated spots in the lot across the street under routes 81 and 690.
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We look forward to seeing you for this fascinating presentation on Friday, June 14!