In this lunchtime lecture at the Erie Canal Museum, speaker Dave Kellogg will discuss the early years of the Erie Canal, compare the Erie Canal with other well-known canals worldwide, talk about the Canal’s economic impact, and show some of today’s travelers on the Erie Canalway Trail. Kellogg has been a director and volunteer at the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation in Fayetteville, New York. Since 2015 he has served as an Erie Canalway Trail Ambassador, welcoming and offering assistance to people who travel the Trail in Central New York’s Old Erie Canal State Historic Park. In 2016 the New York State Canal Corporation presented him with the biennial Canalway Trail Tender award. Admission is $5 per person (available online here), and free for Museum members. Free parking is available in Museum-designated spots across the street under routes 81 and 690. We hope to see you for this engaging presentation!