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Quarantine Coffee Hour: 19th Century Kids on the Canal

April 2 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Quarantine Coffee Hour: Aboard the Auburn and Syracuse Railroad

Join us online for this free program!

Are you looking for something new to learn while you’re stuck at home? Join the Erie Canal Museum for its new remote program, Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to everyone.

Every Monday, read a Canal-related article on the Newsroom page of the Museum’s website. The following Thursday at 10 a.m. join a Facebook Live discussion about that week’s article with the Museum’s Educator, Derrick Pratt.

The article we’re discussing on April 2 is 19th Century Kids on the Erie Canal. The article looks at all aspects of life for children whose families worked on Canal boats. Ashley Maready, our curator, researched and wrote the story for a presentation at the Museum.

This article offers a great overview of what it was like to grow up during the Canal era. It covers topics such as education, work and family life.

We encourage you to share questions you have about the article beforehand by commenting on our Facebook page or by emailing Your questions will help make the Live events even more informative. Also, please don’t hesitate to ask questions during the discussion!

We hope you will join us every week for Quarantine Coffee Hour!

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.


April 2
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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