Join descendants of DeWitt Clinton on Saturday, March 2 at the Erie Canal Museum to celebrate the sestercentennial—or 250th anniversary—of the birth of this visionary governor who championed and oversaw creation of New York’s Erie Canal two centuries ago. Kenneth A. Silber, author of In DeWitt’s Footsteps: Seeing History on the Erie Canal, will discuss the intertwined national and family history that he and his relatives explored as they searched for remnants of Clinton’s Ditch and the Canal route as seen by DeWitt Clinton. Mr. Silber will also answer questions and sign copies of his book, which will be available at the end of the program and in the Museum shop.
The event will take place in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery of the Museum, located at 318 Erie Boulevard East, downtown Syracuse. The gallery and the Museum are wheelchair accessible. The talk is the second presentation in our 2019 Peggy Lou Feldmeier Lecture Series. Admission is $5 per person, and there is no charge for Museum members. Tickets may be purchased on our website or at the door.
Free parking will be available in the lot across from the Museum under routes 81 and 690. We hope to see you for this special program in honor of Governor Clinton!