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Immigrants and the D&H Canal

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

Immigrants and the D&H Canal

June 11 Quarantine Coffee Hour examines immigration and southestern New York’s D&H Canal


Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 11 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public.

Bill Merchant, historian and deputy director for collections at the D&H Canal Historical Society in High Falls, New York, will discuss the history of immigrants and the D&H Canal. This 108-mile, 108-lock canal in the Hudson Valley was America’s first million-dollar private enterprise. It operated from 1828 until 1898, and completely transformed the region’s economic landscape. Prepare for this program by reading Merchant’s feature article, Immigrants and the D&H Canal. The story will be available on the Newsroom page of our website Monday, June 8.

Please 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 11!

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.


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Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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