The history of Buffalo, New York’s second-largest city, is the topic of a free curator talk taking place at the Erie Canal Museum on Thursday, August 1 at 12 p.m. Museum Curator Ashley Maready will unpack the history of Buffalo, discussing how and why it became the western terminus of the Erie Canal, how it grew into the state’s second-largest city, and related topics. During her talk, Maready will share research findings as well as images and archival documents from the Museum’s collection. The program is free and open to the public, and will take place in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery of the Museum, located at 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse. The Museum and gallery are both wheelchair accessible.
This talk coincides with the Smithsonian Institution’sMuseum on Main StreetWater/Ways exhibit, which opens at the Erie Canal Museum in late June and is on display through mid-August. There will include time for questions, and limited free parking will be available in Museum-designated spots across the street under routes 81 and 690.