Learn about the historic Auburn and Syracuse Railroad during this Facebook Live discussion.
Are you looking for something new to learn while you’re staying 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.
On April 16 we’re discussing a story titled Aboard the Auburn and Syracuse Railroad. It was written by Jeff Ludwig, the educator at the Seward House Museum in Auburn, New York. Ludwig shares the story of one of Upstate New York’s earliest railroads, which was championed by Governor William Seward.
The railroad began operating in 1839, as the villages of Auburn and Syracuse were growing rapidly. Learn more about this historic railroad and William Seward’s involvement by reading this article and participating in our coffee hour.
We encourage you to share questions beforehand by commenting on the Quarantine Coffee Hour Facebook event or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Your questions will help make the Live events even more informative. Also, please don’t hesitate to ask questions during the discussion!
We look forward to seeing you every Thursday 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 Yor