Nestled between Nine Mile Creek and a wooded hillside near Camillus, New York, is the Camillus Erie Canal Park. The park was founded in 1972 by Elizabeth and Dr. David Beebe, whose dedication to Erie Canal heritage preserved a stretch of the 19th century Erie Canal and its Nine Mile Creek aqueduct, which was constructed to carry the man-made waterway, its boats and their passengers over the natural body of water. We’re proud to host Liz and Dave as the first speakers in the Peggy Lou Feldmeier Lunchtime Lecture Series. Their presentation is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 23 in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery of the Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East in downtown Syracuse, New York.
Our speakers will discuss current activities at this historic location and talk about their many achievements at the site, including restoration of the aqueduct. The park celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2017, and we can’t think of anyone better than its founders to kick off this year’s lecture series at the Museum.
Admission is just $5 per person, and there is no charge for Museum members. The program will include time for questions, and free parking is available in Museum-designated spots across the street under routes 81 and 690. Make plans now to join us for this fascinating presentation!