In addition to spurring economic development and immigration, the Erie Canal played a big role in influencing popular culture in New York and the United States. During this free presentation at the Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse, Curator Ashley Maready will discuss the Erie Canal’s role in and influence on popular culture, including and not limited to literature, music, and film. Maready’s talk will feature snippets from the vast array of historic and contemporary music inspired by the waterway, novels and stories about the Canal, well-known and less-well-known movies, and other forms of cultural expression.
This program is the third of four curator talks at the Museum during 2018, and we hope you will join us! The event will include time for questions and discussion. Free parking is available in Museum-designated spots in the lot across the street under routes 81 and 690. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.