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The History of the Morris Canal

June 25 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The History of the Morris Canal

New Jersey’s Morris Canal is subject of June 25 Quarantine Coffee Hour 

Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 25 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public.

The Canal Society of New Jersey’s Tim Roth will explore the history of the Morris Canal from its inception in the 1820’s to its abandonment 100 years later. Roth will discuss the technology used to overcome a 1,674-foot change in elevation, how boats navigated the Morris Canal, and what life was like for the people who worked and lived along the waterway.  He will also share information about some of the sites accessible today on the ever-expanding Morris Canal Greenway.

Learn more by reading the related article on the Newsroom page of our website. It will be available on Monday, June 22.

Share questions beforehand by commenting on the Quarantine Coffee Hour Facebook event, or by emailing Your questions will help make the program even more informative. And please be sure to ask questions during the discussion!

We look forward to seeing you for Quarantine Coffee Hour, live on our Facebook page at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 25!

In response to the COVID-19 crisis and to protect visitors, volunteers, and staff, the Museum is closed to the public until further notice. This online event is a great way to learn Canal history as we all do our part to stay safe and healthy. Until we open our doors, we are working diligently to serve you through these types of programs. We greatly appreciate your support as we face financial uncertainty. If you’d like to make a donation to the Museum, please click here.


The Erie Canal Museum is partially supported by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


June 25
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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